Feb 28, 2012 Gas prices have risen quickly in the past month, but reductions in consumer spending and the payroll tax cut are helping to offset the costs.
Feb 27, 2012 How do gas prices affect our short-term decisions in driving, or our longer-term decisions in purchasing vehicles? Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan looks at previous trends.
May 1, 2012 Behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan puts into perspective why we shouldn't be too angry over rising gas prices.
Feb 27, 2012 Over the weekend Newt Gingrich stumped in front of signs that promised gas at $2 .50 a gallon. Is such a world even possible today?
Feb 24, 2012 Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale discusses how rising gas prices are hurting consumers, enough to get the president's attention.
Feb 23, 2012 Rising prices at the gas pump could threaten the economic recovery and pose an election year problem for Obama. What can he do?
Feb 23, 2012 The president spoke to the crowd at the University of Miami about American energy.
Feb 22, 2012 Richard Curtin of the Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index discusses how the survey gauges consumer hopes and expectations, and what it means in elections.
Feb 20, 2012 A mild-mannered pensioner in China gains national attention for his grumpy-old-man approach to protecting consumers from fraudulent products.