<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - auto]]> http://gazette.com/rss/auto Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:13 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rhode Island gas prices up 8 cents per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/rhode-island-gas-prices-up-8-cents-per-gallon/article/feed/209846?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rhode-island-gas-prices-up-8-cents-per-gallon/article/feed/209846?custom_click=rss PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island gas prices have climbed another 8 cents per gallon in the past week.

A weekly survey by AAA Northeast released Monday finds that the average price of a gallon of regular was up to $2.37.

Rhode Island prices are 29 cents higher per gallon than a month ago and $1.18 lower than on the same date a year ago.

The current price is 6 cents less than the national average.

AAA says self-serve, regular is selling for as low as $2.27 and as high as $2.49 per gallon.

AAA says prices are rising due to seasonal maintenance at refineries and volatile global crude oil prices, and will likely continue to rise this spring.

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]]> PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island gas prices have climbed another 8 cents per gallon in the past week.

A weekly survey by AAA Northeast released Monday finds that the average price of a gallon of regular was up to $2.37.

Rhode Island prices are 29 cents higher per gallon than a month ago and $1.18 lower than on the same date a year ago.

The current price is 6 cents less than the national average.

AAA says self-serve, regular is selling for as low as $2.27 and as high as $2.49 per gallon.

AAA says prices are rising due to seasonal maintenance at refineries and volatile global crude oil prices, and will likely continue to rise this spring.]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:47:41 -0700 <![CDATA[Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers]]> http://gazette.com/recent-editorials-published-in-nebraska-newspapers/article/feed/65404?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recent-editorials-published-in-nebraska-newspapers/article/feed/65404?custom_click=rss Omaha World-Herald. March 2, 2015.

College 529s do their job

Remember President Barack Obama's about-face on his ill-advised idea to tax earnings in 529 college savings plans?

Or the GOP-led Congress' swift response to expand the accounts to cover more education-related costs, such as computers?

Both represent the rare admission that a federal program is popular for the best reason — it works.

As of September, people with 529 plans nationally had saved more than $240 billion for theirs kids' education. A program that effective should be protected, not penalized.

These plans allow parents, friends and relatives to sock away up to $14,000 per student each year without triggering the federal gift tax.

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]]> Omaha World-Herald. March 2, 2015.

College 529s do their job

Remember President Barack Obama's about-face on his ill-advised idea to tax earnings in 529 college savings plans?

Or the GOP-led Congress' swift response to expand the accounts to cover more education-related costs, such as computers?

Both represent the rare admission that a federal program is popular for the best reason — it works.

As of September, people with 529 plans nationally had saved more than $240 billion for theirs kids' education. A program that effective should be protected, not penalized.

These plans allow parents, friends and relatives to sock away up to $14,000 per student each year without triggering the federal gift tax.]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:46:44 -0700 <![CDATA[Gas prices increase 9 cents in Maine]]> http://gazette.com/gas-prices-increase-9-cents-in-maine/article/feed/209791?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gas-prices-increase-9-cents-in-maine/article/feed/209791?custom_click=rss PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices have gone up 9.1 cents a gallon in the last week in Maine.

Gasoline price-monitoring website GasBuddycom reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is up to $2.40, nearly 30 cents per gallon higher than in the past month, but still nearly $1.18 lower per gallon than at this time last year.

The price per gallon in Maine is 2 cents below the national average.

The Maine price is based on a survey of more than 1,200 gas stations.

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]]> PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices have gone up 9.1 cents a gallon in the last week in Maine.

Gasoline price-monitoring website GasBuddycom reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is up to $2.40, nearly 30 cents per gallon higher than in the past month, but still nearly $1.18 lower per gallon than at this time last year.

The price per gallon in Maine is 2 cents below the national average.

The Maine price is based on a survey of more than 1,200 gas stations.]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:45:51 -0700 <![CDATA[AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices still rising]]> http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-still-rising/article/feed/207031?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-still-rising/article/feed/207031?custom_click=rss TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing 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 $2.19, up 8 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.37.

This marks the fourth straight week that prices have risen in New Jersey, following several weeks of sharp price declines.

The national average price on Friday was $2.37, up 9 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.44.

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]]> TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing 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 $2.19, up 8 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.37.

This marks the fourth straight week that prices have risen in New Jersey, following several weeks of sharp price declines.

The national average price on Friday was $2.37, up 9 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.44.]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:45:44 -0700 <![CDATA[Business Highlights]]> http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/22010?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/22010?custom_click=rss ___

As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.

The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license plates so servers can identify them when bringing out orders.

Nowhere is it evident that the U.S. Taco Co. is an outpost of a chain better known for cheesy gut bombs: Taco Bell.

Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year and McDonald's opened a cafe that lists l

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As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.

The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license plates so servers can identify them when bringing out orders.

Nowhere is it evident that the U.S. Taco Co. is an outpost of a chain better known for cheesy gut bombs: Taco Bell.

Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year and McDonald's opened a cafe that lists l]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:17:52 -0700 <![CDATA[Ohio gas prices up to start work week]]> http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-up-to-start-work-week/article/feed/99754?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-up-to-start-work-week/article/feed/99754?custom_click=rss COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are up to start the work week.

The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2.33 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up about a nickel from a week ago.

Monday's Ohio price is about 42 cents higher than a month ago, but $1.14 less than last year at this time.

The national average Monday was $2.30 per gallon. That's up five cents from last week but $1.11 less than a year ago.

Analysts attribute the increased prices at the pump to a jump in crude oil prices last month and labor strikes at several refineries.

Online:

AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.

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]]> COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are up to start the work week.

The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2.33 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up about a nickel from a week ago.

Monday's Ohio price is about 42 cents higher than a month ago, but $1.14 less than last year at this time.

The national average Monday was $2.30 per gallon. That's up five cents from last week but $1.11 less than a year ago.

Analysts attribute the increased prices at the pump to a jump in crude oil prices last month and labor strikes at several refineries.

Online:

AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:45:38 -0700 <![CDATA[Eco-friendly California looks beyond gas tax to fix roads]]> http://gazette.com/eco-friendly-california-looks-beyond-gas-tax-to-fix-roads/article/feed/207040?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eco-friendly-california-looks-beyond-gas-tax-to-fix-roads/article/feed/207040?custom_click=rss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As state legislatures across the nation grapple with declining funding to maintain roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure, California lawmakers are confronting the unintended consequences of policies aimed at achieving ambitious environmental goals.

Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has called on the state to expand its landmark global warming law by slashing gasoline consumption in half and adding 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

But California depends on taxes paid at the pump to fix roads.

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]]> SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As state legislatures across the nation grapple with declining funding to maintain roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure, California lawmakers are confronting the unintended consequences of policies aimed at achieving ambitious environmental goals.

Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has called on the state to expand its landmark global warming law by slashing gasoline consumption in half and adding 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

But California depends on taxes paid at the pump to fix roads.]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:45:48 -0700 <![CDATA[Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials]]> http://gazette.com/analysis-recent-california-newspaper-editorials/article/feed/206137?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/analysis-recent-california-newspaper-editorials/article/feed/206137?custom_click=rss Feb. 16

Vallejo Times-Herald

A federal judge's ruling in the Stockton bankruptcy case should serve as a wakeup call that public worker pensions in California could be altered in times of fiscal crisis.

Retirement boards, government officials and public employee unions should heed the warning by rationally funding retirement programs and setting salary and benefit levels. Otherwise, the outcome could be worse than it was for Stockton.

Judge Christopher Klein last week upheld Stockton's plan to exit bankruptcy after nearly three years. Klein made clear that, although pensions were spared, they could have been on the chopping block.

He rejected arguments that California's Constitution and laws protect pensions

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]]> Feb. 16

Vallejo Times-Herald

A federal judge's ruling in the Stockton bankruptcy case should serve as a wakeup call that public worker pensions in California could be altered in times of fiscal crisis.

Retirement boards, government officials and public employee unions should heed the warning by rationally funding retirement programs and setting salary and benefit levels. Otherwise, the outcome could be worse than it was for Stockton.

Judge Christopher Klein last week upheld Stockton's plan to exit bankruptcy after nearly three years. Klein made clear that, although pensions were spared, they could have been on the chopping block.

He rejected arguments that California's Constitution and laws protect pensions ]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:18:09 -0700 <![CDATA[Mississippi editorial roundup]]> http://gazette.com/mississippi-editorial-roundup/article/feed/135638?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mississippi-editorial-roundup/article/feed/135638?custom_click=rss Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:

Feb. 18

Northeast Mississippi Journal, Tupelo, Mississippi, on legislative consequences:

The death of a bill in the Mississippi Senate that would have forbidden state tax dollars to go to any business entity that does significant business with Iran, with whom the United States has not had official diplomatic relations since the late 1970s, solved a potentially sticky problem that could have involved Toyota, whose plant in Blue Springs has just produced its 500,000th vehicle.

A company in the Toyota group, Toyota Tsusho, purchases crude oil from Iran, a fact that led to lawmakers backing away from the proposed legislation.

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]]> Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:

Feb. 18

Northeast Mississippi Journal, Tupelo, Mississippi, on legislative consequences:

The death of a bill in the Mississippi Senate that would have forbidden state tax dollars to go to any business entity that does significant business with Iran, with whom the United States has not had official diplomatic relations since the late 1970s, solved a potentially sticky problem that could have involved Toyota, whose plant in Blue Springs has just produced its 500,000th vehicle.

A company in the Toyota group, Toyota Tsusho, purchases crude oil from Iran, a fact that led to lawmakers backing away from the proposed legislation.]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:03:39 -0700 <![CDATA[US Sen. Markey: Car makers need to boost wireless security]]> http://gazette.com/us-sen.-markey-car-makers-need-to-boost-wireless-security/article/feed/203328?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-sen.-markey-car-makers-need-to-boost-wireless-security/article/feed/203328?custom_click=rss BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is highlighting what he says are security and privacy gaps in the nation's cars and trucks.

The Massachusetts Democrat released a report Monday outlining his concerns, including cars with wireless technologies that may be vulnerable to hackers.

Markey said not only can hackers hijack the controls of some popular vehicles — causing them to suddenly accelerate, turn, kill the brakes or activate the horn — but could also gain access to driver and vehicle information, including driving history.

Last November, the industry agreed to a voluntary set of privacy principles.

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]]> BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is highlighting what he says are security and privacy gaps in the nation's cars and trucks.

The Massachusetts Democrat released a report Monday outlining his concerns, including cars with wireless technologies that may be vulnerable to hackers.

Markey said not only can hackers hijack the controls of some popular vehicles — causing them to suddenly accelerate, turn, kill the brakes or activate the horn — but could also gain access to driver and vehicle information, including driving history.

Last November, the industry agreed to a voluntary set of privacy principles.]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:31:06 -0700 <![CDATA[Ohio gas prices up to start the work week]]> http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-up-to-start-the-work-week/article/feed/203161?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-up-to-start-the-work-week/article/feed/203161?custom_click=rss COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are up to start the work week and above the national average.

The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2.24 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 20 cents more than a week ago, but a $1.10 less than last year at this time.

The national average Monday was $2.18 per gallon, about 12 cents higher than a week ago. The national average last year at this time was $3.28 per gallon.

Analysts a say a rebound in the price of crude oil caused the increased prices at the pump.

Among Ohio's metropolitan areas, Youngstown has the lowest average at about $2.18 per gallon.

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Online:

AAA Daily Fu

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]]> COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are up to start the work week and above the national average.

The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2.24 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 20 cents more than a week ago, but a $1.10 less than last year at this time.

The national average Monday was $2.18 per gallon, about 12 cents higher than a week ago. The national average last year at this time was $3.28 per gallon.

Analysts a say a rebound in the price of crude oil caused the increased prices at the pump.

Among Ohio's metropolitan areas, Youngstown has the lowest average at about $2.18 per gallon.

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Online:

AAA Daily Fu]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:45:41 -0700 <![CDATA[Gas prices fall a bit more in New Hampshire]]> http://gazette.com/gas-prices-fall-a-bit-more-in-new-hampshire/article/feed/201140?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gas-prices-fall-a-bit-more-in-new-hampshire/article/feed/201140?custom_click=rss CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.04.

Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in New Hampshire, says that's a penny more than the national average, which went up 2.7 cents last week to $2.05 a gallon.

Gas prices in New Hampshire are over $1.30 per gallon lower than they were a year ago, and 33.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average decreased 15.7 cents per gallon in the last month and over $1.22 a gallon less compared to a year ago.

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]]> CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.04.

Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in New Hampshire, says that's a penny more than the national average, which went up 2.7 cents last week to $2.05 a gallon.

Gas prices in New Hampshire are over $1.30 per gallon lower than they were a year ago, and 33.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average decreased 15.7 cents per gallon in the last month and over $1.22 a gallon less compared to a year ago.]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:46:06 -0700 <![CDATA[New Jersey gas prices still falling]]> http://gazette.com/new-jersey-gas-prices-still-falling/article/feed/164290?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-jersey-gas-prices-still-falling/article/feed/164290?custom_click=rss TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see lower 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 $1.90, down 4 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.24.

The national average price on Friday was $2.05, up a penny from last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.28.

Analysts say the lower gas prices in recent weeks have been spurred by falling crude oil prices. But now that oil prices have stabilized, they say gas prices will likely stay flat or rise slightly.

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]]> TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see lower 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 $1.90, down 4 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.24.

The national average price on Friday was $2.05, up a penny from last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.28.

Analysts say the lower gas prices in recent weeks have been spurred by falling crude oil prices. But now that oil prices have stabilized, they say gas prices will likely stay flat or rise slightly.]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:30:38 -0700