If the decline continues, it could buoy consumers, retailers, and carmakers.
After issuing landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has yet to clarify the appeals process for more than 275 Guantanamo detainees.
Draining marshes and other wetlands could hasten climate change, a group of experts meeting in Brazil this week warned.
Troops from Cambodia and Thailand have been amassing around Preah Vihear, an ancient temple claimed by both countries. UNESCO recently granted Cambodia's application for World Heritage Site status for the site.
The three-day meeting, which runs through Friday, has been cast as 'historic' but also criticized as a PR stunt.
The pending charges by the international court have put the UN on edge, as it fears reprecussions against its peacekeepers in Darfur.
A Federal appeals court unanimously struck down an Environmental Protection Agency regulation Friday that requires states to reduce polluting emissions from power plants.