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  • Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices

    Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices
    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...
  • Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up

    Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up
    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...
  • Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells

    Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells
    A River Forest man allegedly obsessed over taxes and oil prices waged a “campaign of terror” by sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others, prosecutors...
  • Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials

    Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials
    A federal jury on Monday convicted a River Forest man of sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others because he was obsessed over taxes and oil prices.  The jury...
  • Gas Prices Dip Slightly, But Oil Costs on the Rise

     
    The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas fell by a penny the past week, according to theThursday's AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said Thursday, but rising oil prices could dampen expectations for continued price declines at the......
  • Crises in Iraq and elsewhere send oil prices soaring

    Crises in Iraq and elsewhere send oil prices soaring
    Crude oil prices were headed to their biggest weekly gain of the year on Friday amid fear that the escalating crisis in Iraq could constrain supplies around the world. Investors were spooked after President Obama said he is considering military action...
  • Inflation remains in check as Fed considers reducing stimulus

    WASHINGTON -- Prices surprisingly dipped in September, the first decline since the spring, indicating that inflation remains well in check as Federal Reserve policymakers meet to consider if they should reduce a key central bank stimulus effort. The...
  • Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]

    Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]
    Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...
  • CME gets UK approval for London exchange

    CME gets UK approval for London exchange
    Exchange operator CME Group  said on Tuesday it has received regulatory approval for the derivatives exchange it plans open in London. With the approval of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority, the Recognised Investment Exchange will launch on April 27...
  • Letters: Oil reform will help Mexico

    Re "Mexico's energy reform is the latest setback for leftists," Dec. 22 Though many Mexicans still feel resistant to allowing foreign companies to drill for oil in Mexico, the state-run Pemex today is hardly what President Lazaro Cardenas envisioned...
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