| Oct 14, 2012
| 5:59 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped 1.7 cents Sunday to $4.65, the sixth consecutive decline following a six-day streak of increases.
The average price has dropped 7.4 cents over the...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Tropical Storm Isaac is curtailing oil production along the Gulf of Mexicoand threatening refineries, which could send already rising gasoline prices up another 10 cents in the coming week.
The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- Gas prices shot up by nearly 5 cents a gallon nationwide Wednesday -- with one-day surges of as much as 14 cents in some states -- after Hurricane Isaac cut output from refineries along the Gulf Coast.
But experts say the price spike is...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Whether it's drilling off shore for oil and natural gas, developing wind farms off the coast or a combination of the two, energy policy proposals from candidates of both parties seeking federal office could be a boon for Hampton Roads.
At first glance...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:22 AM
Growing up in Highland Park, Ted Fishman would write radio scripts and hand them out to the other kids on the snow mounds.
As a college student, he studied creative writing with Joyce Carol Oates.
But Fishman, author of the best-seller "China, Inc.,"...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 10:40 AM
The cost of food around the world is rising again, due to bad weather, soaring oil costs and strong demand in Asia for imports, according to the World Bank.
Global food prices soared 8% between December and March after dipping late last year from...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Falling energy and gas prices helped keep inflation in check last month and also pushed consumer confidence to a four-year high, according to two reports Friday.
The good news helped mitigate a stock market slump earlier in the day after investors...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 6:51 AM
When gas prices spike in the wake of Middle East turmoil or hurricanes, conspiracy theories abound about profiteering speculators. The truth is Americans are suffering from bad energy polices — politicians eager to sell pet projects and hoist...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...