Dec 14, 2012 Turns out consumers got an early gift for the holidays last month. The Labor Department reported this morning that its Consumer Price Index dropped 0.3 percent in November. So, inflation is well under control. That’s good news for the Federal Reserve.
Dec 13, 2012 To avoid the fiscal cliff, some want to change the Consumer Price Index to reflect lower real inflation. That would cut Social Security payments.
Nov 23, 2012 Oklahoma not only boasts some of the lowest gas prices in the country, but also one of the highest concentrations of gas stations.
Nov 16, 2012 Checking back in with a gas station manager in Pelham, N.Y., after his station gets fuel.
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.
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.