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  • Consumer Confidential: Food prices up, could go higher; Chrysler recalls minivans

     
    Here's your there's-a-place-for-us Thursday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Food prices were up last month and could rise even more if the instability in North Africa and the Middle East pushes oil prices higher. According to the......
  • Oil hits new 2 1/2-year high; stocks fall for the day but gain for the week

     
    Financial markets' manic mood swings continued Friday, as another jump in oil prices helped fuel a modest pullback in stocks in favor of classic hiding places -- Treasury bonds and precious metals. April crude futures in New York closed up......
  • Consumer Confidential: Oil prices jump, Bing starts dealing, pork gets a makeover

     
    Here's your freight-train Friday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Man, sometimes you just can't win. Even as the government announced that the unemployment rate had dropped to 8.9%, the prospect of more people commuting to work raised......
  • Unemployment rate drops to 8.9% in February on sharp increase in new jobs

     
    The unemployment rate dropped in February to 8.9% as the U.S. economy created 192,000 net new jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday, a sharp increase that could signal the recovery is starting to produce the large-scale hiring needed to repair......
  • Why Is Gas So Expensive?

     
    Gas prices hit the $4-per-gallon mark in Southern California and Chicago this weekend, and the national average price for a gallon regular unleaded breached the $3.50 mark, according to AAA. Prices for 2011 were already supposed to be some of......
  • More of the same for the market: Oil up, stocks down

     
    Another day of rising oil prices Monday meant another day of falling stock prices. Amid reports of intensified fighting in Libya, concern is growing that the disruption in the country’s crude-oil production could last far longer than initially...
  • Oil, gas prices continue volatile run (Updated)

     
    World oil prices were trading near some of their highest levels in almost three years as widespread combat continued in Libya, one of Africa's biggest crude producers, and worries continued about the spread of unrest in the Middle East. The......
  • Consumer Confidential: Pump prices climb, airfares soar, vehicles are recalled

     
    Here's your mo'-money Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Pump prices keep climbing, thanks to rising oil prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline rose six-tenths of a cent to $3.50, according to......
  • Stocks' bull market, two years later: Hefty gains and still resilient

     
    Two years ago Wednesday, the vicious stock bear market of 2008-2009 finally hit rock bottom. Since then, the new bull market has shown amazing resilience, as noted in this Times story. If you haven’t been along for the ride --......
  • The conversation: The case for and against U.S. intervention in Libya

     
    President Obama has declared: "It's time for Kadafi to go." But should the U.S. help achieve that goal, and, if so, what approach should Washington take? For many, this is a moral issue -- and even on that point, the......
  • Weekly remarks: GOP says U.S. must develop more domestic oil; Obama marks Women's History Month

     
    Democrat says still insufficient equality for American women; Republican woman from Alaska says Obama cripples domestic oil development....