| Feb 16, 2009
Putting aside concerns over a worsening economy, rising crime and increasing social polarization, Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection...
| Feb 27, 2009
| 3:39 PM
FT. MCMURRAY, Canada—From here in the far north of Canada through a web of transcontinental pipelines down to a network of refineries ringing the Chicago area, a new supply of precious oil has begun flowing into the gas tanks of more Americans,...
| Mar 13, 2011
Travelers to Europe this year are discovering unwelcome ride-alongs: new and heftier surcharges for flights and cruises. They may even pay more to get to their U.S. gateway airport. Blame the rising price of oil, driven by widening world demand and...
| Mar 12, 2011
The powerful earthquake and tsunami that slammed northern Japan knocked out car plants and steel mills, stranded thousands in offices and at Disney's resort in Tokyo, and pummeled financial markets in Asia and Europe. But the biggest effect on the world...
| Jan 19, 2011
Bob Hope Airport revenue figures for last year flatlined as the number of passengers using the airfield continued to drop.
Operating revenues went from $49.4 million in 2009 to $46.4 million in 2010 — a drop of 6.14%, according to a report to...
| Feb 25, 2011
Political unrest in the Middle East — particularly the oil-producing nation of Libya — has led to increased oil prices, which means higher gasoline prices at the pump.
According to Fuelgaugereport.com., the price of a gallon of regular gas in...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 7:03 AM
Airline passengers are definitely going to feel sticker shock this year.
As carriers have tried to keep up with rapidly rising oil prices, they have already increased their fares four times since the start of the year, compared with only three...
| Sep 18, 2010
| 9:39 AM
Crisis can trash or temper a marriage. We'll soon know which way it goes for Baltimore's Constellation Energy Group and France's EDF Group.
Their partnership in owning and developing nuclear electricity plants is being tested by the terrible economy,...
| May 12, 2008
by Mark Silva With a new scandal enveloping the Israeli prime minister and Hezbollah militants flexing their muscle in Lebanon, President George W. Bush will confront even longer odds for success when he travels to the Middle East this week......
| Feb 28, 2011
Los Angeles Times columnist Tom Petruno reports U.S. oil prices stabilized Monday for a third day after Saudi Arabia said it was making up for lost Libyan crude production. For a quick update try The Times' Money & Company blog.......
| Mar 2, 2011
U.S. oil prices rose to new 2 1/2-year highs Wednesday amid continued heavy fighting between Libyan rebels and forces loyal to strongman Moammar Kadafi. But Wall Street seemed relatively unruffled by the latest climb, after a sharp sell-off on Tuesday.......