| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:50 PM
For the first time in months, most Californians are shelling out more than $4 for a gallon of regular gasoline. And with the busy summer driving season ahead, prices are likely to move even higher, fuel analysts said.
It's a rite of spring as...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Gas prices in Maryland reached a six-month high of $3.54 per gallon on Friday, a price last seen at local pumps in September, according to AAA.
Increases in gas prices are common at the start of spring.
Friday's statewide average price of gas is 7...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Drivers, start your gas pumps. August 1 gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in four years, according to GasBuddy.com.
That should come as a welcome reprieve for drivers who saw the highest Independence Day prices in six years.
| Jul 17, 2014
There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids have struggled to attract customers. Perhaps this is because not enough people have driven an electrically powered car.
These cars are smooth and quiet, with excellent accelerator pedal response. Electric power...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:29 PM
A week before the July 4 holiday, a gallon of regular gasoline in the Chicago area costs an average of $4.02, according to AAA Chicago -- about a nickel less than a week ago.
In the past two weeks, gasoline prices have declined, said Patrick DeHaan, a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:22 PM
The Fourth of July weekend is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year, and it's a safe bet that a lot of Marylanders will hit the roads to Ocean City and beyond. As often happens when mid-summer vacations beckon, gas prices are up and...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Crude oil prices were headed to their biggest weekly gain of the year on Friday amid fear that the escalating crisis in Iraq could constrain supplies around the world.
Investors were spooked after President Obama said he is considering military action...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Americans paid more for just about everything last month, pushing inflation to its highest annual rate in more than 11/2 years and creating another potential obstacle for the economic recovery.
The 0.4% jump in the consumer price index for May, released...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:22 PM
In a bid to slow, if not stop, the massive flow of contraband fuels and foods to Colombia, the Venezuelan government has begun a nightly closure of all border crossings to its neighboring country.
The shutdown of the 1,370-mile border from 10 p.m. to...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Gas prices have swung again — but this time in favor of motorists.
Just a couple of months ago, gas prices were shooting up. The last time summertime prices had been so high was 2008.
But now they've come back down. On Wednesday, the average...