| Jul 31, 2014
Newspaper editorials rarely make news — I've been writing them for a long time, and, believe me, I know — but one did the other day, when The New York Times came out for legalization of marijuana. It was an agreeable development for anyone...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Gasoline prices in South Florida have been dropping for a month because of rising gas supplies and falling oil prices. And declines are likely to continue this week, travel club AAA forecast.
"Oil prices briefly rose following the crash of Malaysian...
| Jul 25, 2014
The cost of gasoline continues to slide even as the price of crude oil shows increased volatility, and Thursday marked the 26th consecutive day of lower prices at the pump, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Some daily......
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:32 PM
As oil prices fell, so did the cost of gasoline in many parts of the country the past week, with the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded dropping 3 cents to $3.64, according to the AAA Daily Fuel......
| Jul 12, 2014
Ethanol manufacturers have long maintained that government subsidies to their industry pay off for consumers in the form of lower gas prices. Not so fast. The Congressional Budget Office recently determined that the feds' ethanol targets will push gas...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The summer driving season is in high gear. Unfortunately, this has coincided with heightened instability in the Middle East, which is prompting higher crude oil and gasoline prices.
This turn of events has prompted more than one reader to look for...
| 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 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...
| 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...