| 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...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 10:03 AM
General Motors Co. says it will raise prices by an average of $123 per vehicle to make up for higher oil and metal costs.
The company says the increase will go into effect in the U.S. starting May 2.
Spokesman Tom Henderson says the increase affects...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 11:36 PM
Gasoline prices have been rising for months and are within striking distance of their 2008 all-time high of $4.11 a gallon. But while oil prices are above $100 a barrel, they're still 24% below their 2008 all-time high.
So why is gasoline so expensive,...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Prices at the pump are rising, and Americans are none too happy about it. Small wonder that President Obama's approval ratings have fallen like a sack of hammers in recent weeks: Nothing annoys voters quite like a $75 fill-up at their local service...
| Feb 13, 2011
Motorists are seeing slightly lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline on Friday was $3.04, down a penny from last week. But that's much higher than a year ago, when New Jersey motorists were...
| 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...
| May 2, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S.-led operation involving helicopters and ground forces in Pakistan on Sunday, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks.
U.S. officials said bin Laden was...
| May 3, 2011
| 11:34 AM
The Texas Tribune
Sen. Steve Ogden is still looking for 20 fellow senators willing to start the debate on the 2012-2013 state budget. It takes 21 to bring it up for consideration, and efforts to get that number together have fallen short for more than...