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Commodity Markets

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  • Gas prices drop for 6th straight day

    Gas prices drop for 6th straight day
    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...
  • Isaac threatens Gulf oil production; gas prices could rise

    Isaac threatens Gulf oil production; gas prices could rise
    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...
  • Isaac Leads to 5-Cent Gas Price Spike

    Isaac Leads to 5-Cent Gas Price Spike
    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...
  • Both off-shore drilling, wind farms could be spoils of election

    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...
  • Letters to the Editor: Guns in Florida, oil prices and natural gas

    Letters to the Editor: Guns in Florida, oil prices and natural gas
    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...
  • More For Your Money: Keep an eye on fuel surcharges

    More For Your Money: Keep an eye on fuel surcharges
    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...
  • The buck stops here

    The buck stops here
    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.,"...
  • Food is getting more expensive internationally, says World Bank

    Food is getting more expensive internationally, says World Bank
    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...
  • Gas prices keep inflation tame, push confidence to four-year high

    Gas prices keep inflation tame, push confidence to four-year high
    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...
  • Bad policy, not profiteering, is the reason for $4 a gallon gas

    Bad policy, not profiteering, is the reason for $4 a gallon gas
    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...
  • Senate challenges Obama on Iran

    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...