| 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...
| Mar 16, 2012
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...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 5:27 PM
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....
| 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 25, 2012
| 1:56 PM
*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...
| Jul 26, 2011
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....
| Jul 29, 2011
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......
| Aug 1, 2011
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......
| Aug 2, 2011
Obama says we must live within our means, but meanwhile we need many new 'investments.'...