| May 18, 2010
| 4:32 PM
U.S. Senate candidate — and conservative heartthrob — Marco Rubio has rolled out a policy committee of big GOP names who'll provide Rubio with “critical policy advice on the challenges facing our country.” At least that's what...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 9:47 AM
Homebuilders spend a bundle dressing their model homes so you are seduced by their sectionals and wowed by their wallpaper. What's behind the walls, though, is what determines if a house is best in show or just for show.
True, "they don't build ‘em...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 11:07 AM
While many homeowners may grumble over the price tags on energy-efficient appliances and products, federal tax credits are making going green more affordable. In 2006 the Treasury Department and the IRS issued guidance (Notice 2006-26), which allowed...
| May 10, 2011
| 9:01 AM
Re your article "Demand, not speculation, cited for rising oil prices" (May 8), while demand is a factor in rising oil prices, multiple factors must be included to get the entire picture of why prices are rising.
International Energy Agency chief...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 6:07 PM
It's early in the year but analysts already have high hopes for oil prices. Traders predict crude and gasoline prices will keep climbing.
Prices jumped 15 percent toward the end of 2010, and industry experts say it’s just the beginning of an...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:24 PM
A couple years ago before the Great Recession settled in, motorists had to pay at least $4 a gallon for gasoline.
The spike in price reduced disposable incomes for everyone who had to drive to work and every business who had to pay extra shipping and...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:04 AM
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday it will release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to alleviate Libyan supply disruptions -- driving already sinking prices lower.
The release, which will be done over 30...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 9:12 PM
Are you watching gas prices? The price per gallon has dropped 11-cents in the last two weeks and it looks like prices will continue to fall, maybe as much as 10-cents a gallon in the next few weeks.
The International Energy Agency's plan to sell 60-...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:51 AM
U.S. average retail gasoline prices fell over the past two weeks and could ease a bit more in coming weeks due in part to the release of crude oil from the U.S. strategic energy reserve, according to the latest nationwide Lundberg survey.
| Mar 2, 2011
| 4:17 PM
For the first time since the summer of 2008, gasoline prices in Chicago have climbed over the $4 mark.
The BP station at Lawrence Avenue and Marine Drive in Uptown is charging $4.09 for a gallon of regular this morning. $4.29 for premium.
| Mar 5, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Libyan government forces launched fierce attacks on the western rebel stronghold of Zawiyah on Saturday, while in the east, rebels advanced on Muammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte. Fighters in Zawiyah, just 50 km (30 miles) west of Tripoli, repelled two...