Gas prices hit a national average of $3.83 a gallon on Monday, according to AAA. Six states now have prices above $4 a gallon.
In recent weeks, the price of a barrel of oil has stayed at about $100 a barrel, and gasoline prices have been edging closer to $4 a gallon. The costs are apparently due to events half a world away, in the Middle East. Even though plenty of oil is around, there is fear of further disruptions, and consumers, business people, and politicians have all been making adjustments. Here are eight ways that higher energy prices are starting to affect America.
Last WWI veteran: Buckles had been advocating for a national memorial honoring veterans of the Great War in the nation's capital and asked about its progress weekly, sometimes daily.
The first time these tax cuts passed, it was an even sadder weekend.
Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' was not just a book but rather a Victorian-era Christmas miracle.
As will Kmart. If retailers keep gnawing at this national day of togetherness and gratitude, there will be nothing left of Thanksgiving but a picked-over turkey.
Obama's vacation in Maine will be a short one. But no matter where they go, presidents never really leave their job the way a typical white-collar professional does when he packs his beach towel and powers down his Blackberry.
Acadia National Park will receive Obama and his family today. But will this vacation, like seemingly every other outing, get cancelled or interrupted?