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NYC taxis seek ways to offset oil prices

Jul 25, 2008
New York City cabbies want to tack a dollar onto every fare to offset oil prices. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission say the answer lies elsewhere. Jessica Lussenhop reports.

Cheaper gas, but not cheap enough

Jul 24, 2008
Money for gas accounts for a painfully high proportion of some people's paychecks, especially in the rural South, like Wilcox County, Alabama. Tanya Ott reports on how some folks there are barely getting by.

Oil spill halts Mississippi River traffic

Jul 24, 2008
An oil spill has brought commercial traffic in the Mississippi River to a halt. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with the Coast Guard's Brendan Brewer about the cleanup effort.

Southwest's hedging luck might be up

Jul 24, 2008
Southwest Airlines' secret to success has been hedging fuel when prices were lower. But how much longer can the airline keep up its winning streak? Dan Grech reports.

Discount per gallon if you use cash

Jul 24, 2008
A Massachusetts lawmaker is pushing to make gas cheaper if you pay with cash, with a potential savings of seven cents per gallon. Jeff Tyler reports how the discount could help independent gas stations.

Driving past the biofuel pump

Jul 23, 2008
Biodiesel and ethanol were once touted as cheap, eco-friendly options, but between rising prices and their impact on the cost of food, these alternative fuels are losing their good reputation. Tom Banse reports.

Adapting to a bleak oil crunch scenario

Jul 22, 2008
If you haven't already, it may be time to start some long-term planning on lifestyle changes to accommodate the continuing escalation of gas prices...

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Gas-tax hike is no holiday for Congress

Jul 21, 2008
With Americans reeling from skyrocketing gas prices, the last thing Congress wants to do is raise the gas tax. But as Jeremy Hobson reports, lawmakers are facing that very unpopular decision.

Iraq courts foreign oil companies

Jul 21, 2008
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is looking for outside oil companies to aid in tapping Iraq's oil. Now the foreign firms have to decide if the reward is worth the risk. Dan Grech reports.

Senate considers oil speculation bill

Jul 21, 2008
The Senate is expected to vote on a bill to curb energy market speculation, but Wall Street analysts fear the measure might be too aggressive. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.