| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Campaigning for office, President Barack Obama promised to do something about high gas prices, but now he is denying he can do much about what Americans pay to drive. He is too modest.
In September 2008, Steven Chu said to The Wall Street Journal:...
| Feb 29, 2012
Nothing drives voter sentiment like the price of gas -- already up nearly 30 cents from the start of the year and hitting $4 in many places. The last time gas topped $4 was 2008.
And nothing energizes Republicans like rising energy prices. House...
| Mar 11, 2012
Energy affects consumer choices large and small, from a replacement light bulb to the kind of car we drive.
It influences investments businesses make in new equipment and technology. And it creates opportunities for companies that either provide energy...
| Mar 11, 2012
Allentown's Tom Schweyer doesn't worry much about oil prices.
His daily commute to work from Midway Manor to his job as an auditor in downtown Allentown is just six miles round trip. He walks to lunch.
But as a numbers cruncher, he knows the rising...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 8:21 AM
For many years, Iran has threatened to "wipe Israel off the map," even as it gets closer and closer to developing nuclear weapons that could enable it to follow through on its threat. However, the question now is whether this is the optimum time for...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Wholesale prices slipped 0.8% last month for the second straight month as gasoline prices plunged.
In its deepest dip since May, the Labor Department’s producer price index fell 0.8% in November after sliding 0.2% in October. The index rose 1.1%...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Health officials said Tuesday they have linked two more deaths to the heat wave and derecho storm that struck Maryland earlier this month, and heat contributed to three other deaths since that crisis ended.
A Baltimore man and Worcester County man...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Alvin Roth earned his 2012 Nobel Prize in economics for market design and matching theory — creating ways to pair "buyers" and "sellers" happily and fairly when price isn't a primary consideration. For instance? Kidney exchanges, in which cost can't...
| Mar 13, 2012
As gasoline prices climb, President Obama's poll numbers plummet. In February, a Washington Post/ABC poll had Obama up 6 points against Mitt Romney. Monday's poll has him down 2.
According to the polls, gas prices are a huge part of the story,...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:35 PM
With rising oil prices creating a drag on the economy and his re-election effort, President Barack Obama mocked Republican critics of his alternative-energy policy Thursday, comparing them to the "cynics and naysayers" who didn't believe the Earth was...