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  • Gas prices out of control? Seven ways lawmakers could help – or hurt.

    Gas prices out of control? Seven ways lawmakers could help – or hurt.

    Gas prices are approaching $4 a gallon and oil prices are above $100 a barrel, leading politicians in Washington and statehouses to propose a flurry of legislation. Some proposals strive to quell voter angst while others might balance budgets by raising gas prices. Meanwhile, wind, biofuel, nuclear, and oil industries are lobbying Congress to support more domestic energy production. Many of the proposals are longer-range and thus unlikely to affect short-term gas prices, energy economists say.

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  • The PTA arrives in Mexico's schools

    Parent-teacher associations are the face of the US public school system, but it is only recently that parents are starting to penetrate the hallways of Mexico's schools.

  • Bankruptcy protection: Kodak makes moves to stave it off

    Kodak may file for bankruptcy protection, as analysts wonder if the company will find a buyer for its trove of patents. Bankruptcy protection could hit 'in the coming weeks,' according to one report.

  • Gas prices out of control? Seven ways lawmakers could help – or hurt.

    Gas prices out of control? Seven ways lawmakers could help – or hurt.

    Gas prices are approaching $4 a gallon and oil prices are above $100 a barrel, leading politicians in Washington and statehouses to propose a flurry of legislation. Some proposals strive to quell voter angst while others might balance budgets by raising gas prices. Meanwhile, wind, biofuel, nuclear, and oil industries are lobbying Congress to support more domestic energy production. Many of the proposals are longer-range and thus unlikely to affect short-term gas prices, energy economists say.

  • How Mideast turmoil affects oil prices. Six questions answered

    How Mideast turmoil affects oil prices. Six questions answered

    From the first spark of Middle East unrest in Tunisia in December until the violent suppression of protests in Libya in late February, the price of a barrel of crude oil rose from $88 a barrel to more than $100. But rising demand – from oil-hungry China and other fast-growing nations – was pushing prices up even before the turmoil. How much prices rise depends largely on whether supplies flow unimpeded from the Middle East. Here’s a rundown on oil supply-price issues affecting the US.

  • Four reasons Tony Hayward is apparently out as BP chief

    Four reasons Tony Hayward is apparently out as BP chief

    BP’s board of directors looks set to replace Chief Executive Tony Hayward after a series of missteps during the Gulf oil spill crisis. But the move is about more than Mr. Hayward’s gaffes.

  • The Fed's Janet Yellen: Who is she?

    The New Economy The Fed's Janet Yellen: Who is she?

    Janet Yellen, said to be President Obama's choice to serve under Ben Bernanke at the US Federal Reserve, is known for supporting employment and growth over inflation-cutting measures.

  • Opinion Revolutionary help for homeowners

    Homeownership doesn't have to be 'all-or-nothing.'