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Changes in the auto industry are impacting businesses well beyond Detroit. Consider your local gas station. (Image by StockSnap via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

Reporting on the future of gas stations

Before long, your local gas station may be running on empty. While it’s roughly estimated that there are just over 121,000 gas stations in the U.S. today, that’s a significant

A reporter’s primer to covering commodities

Products like wheat, coffee, cocoa, cotton, milk, sugar, orange juice, live cattle and even pork bellies are bought and sold on more than 50 major commodity markets worldwide. Generally, agricultural

Gas prices are plummeting

If you’ve filled up your car lately, you’ve probably noticed that gasoline prices have fallen significantly. Now, the American Automobile Association says they’re about to plummet. AAA says the national

Gas prices may fall after Memorial Day

Savvy motorists always expect gasoline prices to rise leading up to Memorial Day, and indeed, they have this year. But some experts think the current price of unleaded gasoline is

Transit use rises despite falling gas prices

Gasoline prices fell steadily throughout 2014, but something else rose last year: American’s use of public transportation. Ridership hit the highest annual level since 1956, according to the American Public

The biggest losers in the oil price bust

Drivers across the country have plenty to be thankful for.  The national average price of gasoline is expected to drop below $2 a gallon for the first time since 2009,

Changes in the auto industry are impacting businesses well beyond Detroit. Consider your local gas station. (Image by StockSnap via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places

You know you are paying less for gasoline this fall. But fuel has gotten really cheap in some parts of the country. The Associated Press reports that several filling stations

Dropping oil prices pose difficulty for Russia

Oil prices have fallen 29 percent since June, according to Bloomberg News.  This may be welcome news for the developed world, but it creates a particularly difficult situation for Russia,

Is winter’s freeze leading to fuel shortages?

Zooming along at a slippery 30 mph this morning, I tuned into a satellite radio trucker channel; an open-line program drew callers from around the United States reporting on problems

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