• Business Highlights

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    ___ High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Now, there's a new problem: Even insurers...

  • Massachusetts gas prices drop 9 cents per gallon

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has plunged 9 cents in the past week and is now a full dime below the national average. AAA Northeast reports Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for $2.32 per gallon. The current price is sill 7 cents higher...

  • Gas prices fall nearly 5 cents in New Hampshire

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, to average of $2.33. Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in the state, says that's 9 cents less than the national average, which stayed the same as last week, at $2.42 a...

  • Chinese state company launches bid for Italy's Pirelli

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest state-owned chemical company announced plans Monday to acquire Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli, adding to a string of high-profile Chinese corporate purchases in Europe. ChemChina said it is buying 26.2 percent stake in Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. from its...

  • Ohio gas prices up to start work week

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists are seeing higher gas prices to start the work week. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $2.33 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up 12 cents from a week ago but $1.19 less...

  • Gasoline prices in Arizona at $2.41 per gallon

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly lower at the pumps this week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.41 a gallon. That's a drop of more than 3 cents from last week. This week's...

  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Medford () — Mail Tribune, March 11, on the legacy of Dave Frohnmayer Medford native Dave Frohnmayer, who died Monday night after what his family described as a "quiet battle" with prostate cancer, will be remembered for that characteristic as much as any. Although he rose to the...

  • Massachusetts gas prices drop 4 cents per gallon

    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — After several weeks of rising prices, the cost of gasoline in Massachusetts is falling again. AAA Northeast reported Monday that the cost of a gallon of self-serve, regular has dropped 4 cents to an average of $2.41, a penny less than the national average. The price is...

  • Ohio gas prices down to start work week

    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists are seeing lower gas prices to start the work week. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $2.21 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 12 cents less than a week ago and $1.45 cheaper...

  • AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices still rising

    Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.27, up 8 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the price from a year ago,...

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