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ury members of the Teapot Dome trial trying oilman Harry Sinclair for fraud are escorted to lunch by U.S. Marshals in Washington D.C., April 10, 1928.

Moving on from Teapot Dome, 90-plus years later

Feb 2, 2015
Department of Energy sells oilfield central to 1920s scandal for $45 million.
Posted In: Teapot Dome scandal, oilfields, department of energy
Taylor Swift performs in New York City.

Taylor Swift, trademark diva

Jan 28, 2015
You can 'Party Like It's 1989,' but Taylor Swift owns the rights to it, and more.
Posted In: Taylor Swift, trademarks, music industry
Can an air-thin price increase even be felt at the pump? A customer at a San Francisco service station.

Looking for meaning in a fractional gas price increase

Jan 27, 2015
For first time in four months, an average gallon goes up – from $2.033 to $2.038.
Posted In: oil prices, gas prices
A city worker grooms a pile of road salt in Chicago.

Cost of melting icy roads ... is heating up

Jan 26, 2015
In New York, the price is up 27 percent from last year.
Posted In: road salt, winter, snow
A slew of $100 bills.

Money can buy you less unhappiness

Jan 23, 2015
Hidden among psychological mumbo-jumbo is a truth: Negative memories stick with us.
Posted In: Money, happiness, psychologists, negativity bias
An open hood reveals the motor of a Volkswagen e-Golf electric car.

Auto industry's dirty little secret: Fake engine noise

Jan 22, 2015
Drivers want vroom-vroom with their MPGs. Enter the "Soundaktor."
Posted In: car engine, speakers, gas milage
A boy asks an owl how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop in a commercial from 1984.

Tootsie Roll CEO, 95, leaves behind a sweet legacy

Jan 21, 2015
Melvin Gordon ran Tootsie Roll Industries, founded in 1896, for more than 50 years.
Posted In: candy, tootsie roll, commercials
Lou Brazils fills his tank this week at a gas station in Dellwood, Missouri.

Oil prices tank, we save billions

Jan 20, 2015
In more than half the states, gas is selling for less than $2 a gallon.
Posted In: crude oil, oil prices
A snowplow in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

Want to track a snowplow? There's an app for that.

Jan 19, 2015
Data delivered via smartphone can show skeptics that snowplow drivers are doing their jobs. Or not.
Posted In: snow plow, app, winter
Taylor Swift poses at the Guess Portrait Studio during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Maybe Obama should just 'Shake it Off'

Jan 16, 2015
John Boehner takes aim at Barack Obama with a dozen Taylor Swift GIFs.
Posted In: Taylor Swift, John Boehner, Barack Obama, State of the Union

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