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  • Goldberg: Obama's pump debacle

    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,...
  • Gas prices fall, but remain at seasonal records

     
    Gas prices continued to fall over the past week in California and across the rest of the nation, but they remained at record levels for the end of November....
  • Gasoline prices are high for this time of year

     
    Gasoline price relief? It may feel that way in some parts of the nation. That's certainly what should be happening in Autumn, when post summer driving is mostly confined to commutes, errands and short trips. But is it really relief? History suggests...
  • Federal biofuel mandate flawed, report finds

     
    A National Research Council report Tuesday said a federal requirement to add some 16 billion gallons of cellulose-based ethanol to the nation's fuel supply by 2022 won't be met unless innovative technologies are developed or policies changed. The report...
  • Gasoline prices at historic highs for this time of year

     
    Gasoline prices: Over the past week, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. stabilized. But it's still 22% higher than the old record for gasoline prices for this time of year....
  • Earnings report: Big 3rd-quarter profits for Occidental, Exxon-Mobil

     
    Occidental Petroleum saw its profits rise like an old-style gusher in the third quarter, up nearly 50% to $1.77 billion compared to a year earlier, the company said Thursday. It benefited, in part, from from record domestic production that helped offset...
  • U.S., California fuel prices may reach record highs in 2012

     
    A combination of burgeoning global demand and rising U.S. exports will leave California and national gasoline and diesel prices at such a high level by the end of the year that they could rise to all time record highs in 2012, analysts said Monday....
  • Oil rally cools, ending six straight weeks of gains

     
    Oil prices have rallied strongly--up 30.3%--since the commodity fell to its 2011 low of $74.95 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the same day that the European benchmark, Brent North sea crude, fell below $100 a barrel....
  • Stocks surge on strong economic data and weaker oil [Updated]

     
    The bulls are running again on Wall Street as oil prices ease and fresh data point to surprising strength in the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 183 points, or 1.5%, to 12,249 at about 10:45 a.m.......
  • 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......