| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Alvin Roth earned his 2012 Nobel Prize in economics for market design and matching theory — creating ways to pair "buyers" and "sellers" happily and fairly when price isn't a primary consideration. For instance? Kidney exchanges, in which cost can't...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
$10 billion has been placed in the gasoline futures markets by large hedge funds and commodity pools -- and they're betting that gasoline prices will keep climbing....
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The unseasonably warm weather isn't the only sign of an early spring. Roiled by the specter of Iranian oil cutoffs, gas prices are rising at …...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:32 AM
The national average gas price eclipsed $3.90 last week, leaving March auto sales awash in high-mpg choices. With two new variants hitting dealerships, the Toyota Prius saw its best sales month in nearly 12 years of U.S. sales. Half of......
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The Obama administration cleared the way for tightening sanctions on Iran with a determination that a reduction in the global purchases of Tehran’s oil wouldn’t harm the world petroleum market....
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Campaigning for office, President Barack Obama promised to do something about high gas prices, but now he is denying he can do much about what Americans pay to drive. He is too modest.
In September 2008, Steven Chu said to The Wall Street Journal:...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:35 PM
With rising oil prices creating a drag on the economy and his re-election effort, President Barack Obama mocked Republican critics of his alternative-energy policy Thursday, comparing them to the "cynics and naysayers" who didn't believe the Earth was...
| Mar 16, 2012
Douglas Oberhelman is the most outspoken business leader in Illinois.
As CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, he has placed himself — and the issue of Illinois' fiscal crisis — centerstage through a series of sharp-tongued op-eds bemoaning the...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney began a Sunday campaign blitz by criticizing President Barack Obama for administration policies that he said boosted gas prices and said he backed more drilling for domestic oil and the Keystone pipeline....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 11:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now. But more U.S. drilling has not changed how deeply the gas pump drills into your wallet, math and history show.
A statistical analysis of 36 years of...
| Mar 22, 2012
Guns in Florida
Here we go again. Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab wants to blame the death of Trayvon Martin on the "Stand Your Ground" law ("'Stand Your Ground' law goes too far," Tuesday). This is the usual liberal absurdity.
The facts are plain. An...