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  • Alvin Roth, Nobel matchmaker

    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...
  • Goldberg: Obama's pump debacle

    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,...
  • As gasoline prices rise, Obama takes aim at alternative-energy critics

    As gasoline prices rise, Obama takes aim at alternative-energy critics
    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...
  • Interview with Douglas Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar

    Interview with Douglas Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar
    Douglas Oberhelman is the most outspoken business leader in Illinois. As CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, he has placed himself — and the issue of Illinois' fiscal crisis — centerstage through a series of sharp-tongued op-eds bemoaning the...
  • Romney, Santorum trade jabs ahead of Illinois Republican primary

    Romney, Santorum trade jabs ahead of Illinois Republican primary
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney began a Sunday campaign blitz by criticizing President Barack Obama for administration policies that he said boosted gas prices and said he backed more drilling for domestic oil and the Keystone pipeline....
  • 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...
  • Gas Prices Up But May Be Peaking, Lundberg Survey Finds

    Gas Prices Up But May Be Peaking, Lundberg Survey Finds
    STORY HIGHLIGHTS *The average U.S. gas price is up more than 11 cents, to $3.93 per gallon *But prices may peak below $4 per gallon, survey publisher Lundberg says *The highest prices were in Chicago, the lowest in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (CNN) -- U.S. gas...
  • Occidental's profit soars; BP bounces back

     
    Occidental Petroleum Corp. of Westwood rode a wave of higher oil prices to a net profit of $1.82 billion in the second quarter, up 71% when compared to the same period last year, the company said in an earnings announcement Tuesday....
  • Economy grew at weak 1.3% pace in second quarter

     
    The U.S. economy grew at a weak rate of 1.3% from April through June, another sign that the recovery has faltered dramatically. The Commerce Department also scaled back its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year......
  • Gas prices stable; oil gets no boost from apparent debt agreement

     
    Retail gasoline prices were mostly stable over the last week, and oil on Monday failed to gain any boost from an apparent bipartisan deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling. Weak demand and poor U.S. manufacturing numbers dragged the commodity......
  • With debt deal done, Obama sees need now for new spending on bridges, roads, unemployment

     
    Obama says we must live within our means, but meanwhile we need many new 'investments.'...