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Inflation shot up at the fastest rate in some six months, the U.S. government reported Friday. The jump in prices was blamed largely on soaring gas and food prices.
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Question/Comment: Much has been said about the potential costs to the oil and auto industries regarding global warming/CO2 greenhouse gas tailpipe and smokestack emissions. Perhaps overlooked is the detrimental effects the carbonated beverage industries would suffer, if the people concerned…
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Truck drivers in Spain and Portugal blocked roads Monday to protest soaring global fuel prices, which also caused the national average price of gasoline in the United States to rise above $4 per gallon over the weekend.
Question/Comment: Your item on green jobs was very informative. While I knew that many towns in the coal and manufacturing belt in western Pennsylvania are shadows on their former selves, I did not know how much Pittsburgh has…
As oil soared to a record-high $127 a barrel on Friday, Saudi Arabia's leader rebuffed appeals by President Bush to increase oil production, saying they did not see enough demand to warrant increased output.
Presidential hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have raised the idea of suspending the federal gas tax for the summer. A tax policy expert explains whether a gas tax holiday is politically or economically feasible.
The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by a quarter point Wednesday, bringing the federal funds rate down to its lowest level since late 2004. The move is intended to help address the ongoing housing slump and credit crunch.
In the fourth installment of the NewsHour's Costly Crude series, environmentalist and adviser to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Terry Tamminen discusses the shrinking oil supply with Ray Suarez.
The price of oil fell slightly Thursday after reaching a record high a day earlier. In the second installment of our series on the consequences of the high price of oil, Lisa Margonelli, a fellow with the New America Foundation,…
In the first in a series of NewsHour interviews on oil's standing in the rapidly changing world economy, author Vijay Vaitheeswaran discusses the causes and effects of the recent rise in oil prices and how energy technologies will impact future…
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