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Mass transit on the rise, even before high gas prices

Mar 12, 2012
The American Public Transportation Association says transit ridership around the country is at its second highest level since the 1950s. Ridership jumped 2.3 percent last year.
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Want $2.50 a gallon gas? Try $187 billion in subsidies

Mar 7, 2012
The Atlantic magazine does the math to see if Newt Gingrich's $2.50-a-gallon gas proposal is possible.
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Gas prices reaching new heights this year

Mar 2, 2012
Yesterday, a report of a pipeline explosion in Saudi Arabia sent oil prices up near a four-year high. The Saudis denied that report, but two things are clear: Oil traders are on edge, and prices remain very high. And obviously, that's trickling right down to the gas tank.
Posted In: gas prices, Oil

Should speculators be blamed for high gas prices?

Mar 1, 2012
With gas prices rising at an unusual time of year, many are blaming speculators. Others believe refiners are worried about tensions with Iran, and are using a hedging strategy.
Posted In: gas prices, inflation

High gas prices likely to be very temporary

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.
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The effect of higher gas prices on our decisions

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.
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Why are we outraged over high gas prices?

Feb 27, 2012
Behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan puts into perspective why we shouldn't be too angry over rising gas prices.
Posted In: gas prices, gas, behavioral economics, spending

Could gas really drop to $2.50 a gallon?

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?
Posted In: gas, gas prices, 2012 campaign

Pain at the pump

Feb 24, 2012
Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale discusses how rising gas prices are hurting consumers, enough to get the president's attention.
Posted In: gas prices, family budget, President Obama

As gas prices rise, Obama to speak on energy future

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?
Posted In: gas prices, Barack Obama

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