| Jun 18, 2014
Sharp surges in the world's oil prices usually end up dragging the economy down, so analysts are watching the crisis in Iraq for risks to U.S. consumers and the globe's fragile recovery.
Oil prices have climbed to a nine-month high amid the escalating...
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
The cost of living climbed in April at the quickest pace since last summer, a sign that the economy may be picking up speed.
The consumer price index rose 0.3% last month, the biggest gain since June, the Labor Department said Thursday. Over the last 12...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Diesel powered vehicles are becoming more popular with American drivers, but wild fluctuations in the fuel's price could scare some buyers off, despite the fact that a diesel engine can cut their fuel consumption 20 percent or more.
"Car buyers get...
| May 9, 2014
Motorists in most states are paying less at the pump as the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas fell by 3 cents nationally during the past week, ending a 12-week streak of weekly price increases. The national average......
| Jul 11, 2014
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......
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:59 PM
HARRISBURG — In an east Allentown industrial zone on Quebec Street north of Union Boulevard, 23 tanks rise high into the sky, the pipes that connect them running deep underground.
This is a Petroleum Products Corp. fuel pipeline terminal. For a...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards for the amount of plant-based fuel to be added to gasoline and diesel next year and, for the first time, reduced the mandated volume in response to mounting criticism that the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices unexpectedly dipped last month, the first decline since the spring, driven by lower gasoline costs, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
The Consumer Price Index fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in October from the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Problems at some of the state's fuel refineries have sent gasoline prices soaring in California just in time for the kickoff of the busy driving season.
A gallon of regular gasoline hit a statewide average of $4.196 on Thursday, up about 13 cents in a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Gasoline prices may be on the rise but that is not going to keep Southern Californians homebound for spring break.
Fifty-six percent of Southern California residents who were polled said they plan to take a least one leisure trip this spring, an...