• June 19, 2015  

    In Friday’s news, the EPA imposes new carbon restrictions on trucks and other heavy vehicles. Also, Greece attempts to come to loan agreement as deadline looms, and the Congressional Budget Office estimates that repealing the Affordable Care Act will leave more than 24 million people without health insurance. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2015   BY  

    With gasoline prices at their lowest in years when the new Congress convened, there had been talk that it might be time to raise federal gas and diesel taxes, which haven’t budged in more than 20 years. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized new rules that dramatically reduce the amount of sulfur in gasoline. The EPA disputes an oil and gas industry warning that the rule will drive gas prices up by 6 to 9 cents a gallon. Also, President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister at the White House in hopes of salvaging an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Continue reading

  • December 4, 2013  

    More fuel efficient cars means less gas is pumped, which means less gas tax is collected and even less cash on hand for states to repair roads and bridges. As a solution, Oregon is moving forward on a new idea — a tax based on the number of miles driven as a supplement to the fuel tax. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2013  

    The EPA announced that better fuel efficiency has led to proposed cuts in the amount of ethanol required to be blended into gasoline next year. These changes come amid revelations over the environmental impact of increased U.S. corn production. Hari Sreenivasan examines the story with Dina Cappiello of the Associated Press. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2013  

    The Obama administration announced a proposal requiring two-thirds less sulfur in gasoline and a reduction in other emissions beginning in 2017. Judy Woodruff and Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post discuss the announcement and why it’s getting support from auto manufacturers but opposition from the oil and gas industry. Continue reading

  • November 2, 2012  

    Extensive damage to infrastructure and buildings in the Northeast has limited access to critical supplies of gasoline, electricity and clean water up and down the Jersey coastline and in New York City. Ray Suarez talks to New York Times’ Patrick McGeehan about the state of New York’s five boroughs, where patience wears thin. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2012  

    In other news Friday, after gasoline prices rose as much as 20 cents in California, long lines formed all over the state as people tried to fill up their cars before prices rose again. Also, hundreds of patients may have received steroid injections tainted with fungal meningitis. At least 47 people have been infected. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: William Bair Question: What, if anything, is be done on the rise of oil? … Continue reading

  • May 24, 2011    

    Name: William Bair Question: What, if anything, is be done on the rise of oil? For me, I ride a bicycle for six months and go to Guatemala for three which leaves three months for gasoline use.

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