| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:49 AM
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.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:03 PM
This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors.
Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...
| Sep 4, 2013
Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal.
Almost every month, Batavia,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The threat of a U.S. strike on Syria is roiling global oil markets and could cause temporary price increases at the pump.
The price of October U.S. crude oil continued to rally Wednesday, rising to $110.34 a barrel -- a 1% increase. Brent crude oil was...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Crude oil prices began pulling back Thursday as momentum for a U.S. military strike on Syria stalled.
The price of light, sweet crude for October deliver fell 80 cents to $109.30 a barrel Thursday from a previous settlement price of $110.10 Wednesday. ...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity.
Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
| Dec 25, 2013
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:53 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 9:35 AM
The cost of living actually declined 0.9 percent in June in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, thanks to big drops in energy prices, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.
Just two months previously, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban...
| 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...