Nov 9, 2012 Price-gouging during natural disaster is illegal, and New Jersey is prosecuting some gas stations after Hurricane Sandy. But gouging also is a means for distributing more broadly, because it discourages hoarding.
Nov 6, 2012 New York's state attorney general investigates price gouging as Craigslist ads sell gas for $20 a gallon.
Nov 5, 2012 Loudoun County, Virginia fence-sitters explain what got them to commit.
Oct 30, 2012 Northeastern refineries shut down because of the hurricane, but Sandy also shut down traffic across the region, saving far more gas than those refineries produce.
Jan 3, 2013 Weather, speculation, and the economy all impact food prices. So are you paying more for groceries today than in decades past? Find out with the Marketplace Grocery Shop Simulator.
Oct 22, 2012 Now the Federal Reserve's money-counting machines can read bills worth $20 or less even if they're upside-down. They used to destroy bills that weren't stacked correctly.
Oct 8, 2012 Not much short of encouraging an oil company to build new refineries. Tough state regulation of auto pollution cuts off California from sources of gas outside the state.
Oct 5, 2012 California discovers how close it lives to a tipping point when refinery problems combine to create a sudden gas shortage and a spike in prices.
Oct 3, 2012 Today police in Iran fought with money lenders and other protesters in front of the country's central bank. Inflation in Iran is running at a shocking clip: the Iranian Rial is down 25% against the dollar in just the past week.
Sep 24, 2012 As world leaders gather to discuss the oil santions against Iran, that country is selling only half the volume of a year ago. But its reduced production is raising oil prices around the world.