<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - auto]]> http://gazette.com/rss/auto Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:44:17 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Asian stocks climb on strong Dow close, US service report]]> http://gazette.com/asian-stocks-climb-on-strong-dow-close-us-service-report/article/feed/428638?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/asian-stocks-climb-on-strong-dow-close-us-service-report/article/feed/428638?custom_click=rss

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday following another record day on Wall Street as investor optimism bounced back quickly after the Italian referendum.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.5 percent to 18,370.83 and South Korea's Kospi jumped 1.2 percent to 1,985.85. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.8 percent to 22,682.91 while the Shanghai Composite index was flat at 3,204.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.8 percent to 5,441.80. Benchmarks in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia also advanced.

QUOTABLE QUOTE: "The markets appear to have come to the realization that the concerns paid to the Italian referendum may be too much or too early," said Jingyi Pan of IG Markets in Singapore.

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:09:41 -0700 <![CDATA[Price of gas in Massachusetts jumps by a nickel per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/price-of-gas-in-massachusetts-jumps-by-a-nickel-per-gallon/article/feed/428792?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/price-of-gas-in-massachusetts-jumps-by-a-nickel-per-gallon/article/feed/428792?custom_click=rss BOSTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has jumped by a nickel as global crude oil prices have started to rise.

AAA Northeast reports Monday that a gallon of self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $2.11 per gallon.

That's still 7 cents per gallon lower than the national average and 5 cents higher that the Massachusetts price a year ago.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $1.99 per gallon and as high as $2.39.

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:58:35 -0700 <![CDATA[Ohio gas prices up; remain slightly below national average]]> http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-up-remain-slightly-below-national-average/article/feed/428703?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-up-remain-slightly-below-national-average/article/feed/428703?custom_click=rss COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are up about 13 cents compared with this time a week ago, while remaining below the national average.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was about $2.16 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up from $2.03 a week ago and $2.12 a month ago.

The average in Ohio at the same time last year was $1.91.

Nationally, the average for regular fuel is $2.18. That's up from $2.13 a week ago, but down four cents compared with this time last month. The national average a year ago was $2.04.

Some prices increases have been reported since OPEC's announcement last week that it plans to cut production.

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:48:14 -0700 <![CDATA[AAA says Arkansas has lowest gas price in US: Oklahoma 4th]]> http://gazette.com/aaa-says-arkansas-has-lowest-gas-price-in-us-oklahoma-4th/article/feed/428696?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaa-says-arkansas-has-lowest-gas-price-in-us-oklahoma-4th/article/feed/428696?custom_click=rss LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Motorists in Arkansas are enjoying the lowest gas prices in the U.S., and those in Oklahoma aren't paying much more.

AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Arkansas on Monday was $1.95 — the lowest in the nation. The average price was two cents higher in Oklahoma at $1.97, the same price as in Missouri. The average gas price in Texas was $1.96 a gallon and $1.98 in Kansas, Mississippi and South Carolina.

AAA says Oklahoma's statewide average price for regular gasoline has risen 12 cents during the past two weeks because of recent increases in crude oil prices.

The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline has increased for seven consecutive days and

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:22:30 -0700 <![CDATA[Paris to implement 24-hour crackdown on vehicle emissions]]> http://gazette.com/paris-to-implement-24-hour-crackdown-on-vehicle-emissions/article/feed/428668?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paris-to-implement-24-hour-crackdown-on-vehicle-emissions/article/feed/428668?custom_click=rss PARIS (AP) — Paris' Police authority is again cracking down on the city's rocketing air pollution with a 24-hour traffic-regulating scheme that aims to halve the day's emissions from road vehicles.

Police say that on Tuesday only vehicles with an even-numbered license plate will be allowed to use the roads in Paris and its nearest suburbs. A hundred and forty checkpoints around the city will root out any odd-numbered cars and turn them back.

All day, public transport will be free to encourage its use.

The initiative is part of Mayor Anne Hidalgo's push to fight Paris' exceptionally high pollution and make the city more friendly for pedestrians and cyclists.

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:36:07 -0700 <![CDATA[New VW firm to focus on mobility services like ride sharing]]> http://gazette.com/new-vw-firm-to-focus-on-mobility-services-like-ride-sharing/article/feed/428658?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-vw-firm-to-focus-on-mobility-services-like-ride-sharing/article/feed/428658?custom_click=rss LONDON (AP) — Volkswagen is launching a new company dedicated to car sharing and other "mobility services" in which people may need a ride but don't necessarily want to own the car.

The German auto giant has set up a stand-alone enterprise, MOIA, which will be headquartered in Berlin and will "connect the car with the new mobility world." It intends to challenge traditional notions of how to get around, particularly in cities.

The company, which launched the company at a tech conference in London, has already invested in a ride-sharing app and is also focusing on the pooling business.

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:16:36 -0700 <![CDATA[Gas prices on the rise in northern New England]]> http://gazette.com/gas-prices-on-the-rise-in-northern-new-england/article/feed/428595?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gas-prices-on-the-rise-in-northern-new-england/article/feed/428595?custom_click=rss CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices are rising in northern New England.

GasBuddy shows that the average retail price went up 3.8 cents per gallon in Maine in the past week, averaging $2.25. They also went up 3.1 cents in New Hampshire, to $2.15 a gallon. In Vermont, they went up 3.2 cents, to $2.27.

The national average of $2.18 went up 4.4 cents per gallon in the last week. It stands 14.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:44:58 -0700 <![CDATA[Australia considers charging power generators for pollution]]> http://gazette.com/australia-considers-charging-power-generators-for-pollution/article/feed/428564?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/australia-considers-charging-power-generators-for-pollution/article/feed/428564?custom_click=rss CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will consider making electrical power companies pay for greenhouse gas pollution they create, three years after the government scrapped the national carbon tax, a Cabinet minister said Monday.

The conservative government rejected all polluter-pays options in 2014 when it repealed Australia's 3-year-old carbon tax levied against the nation's biggest industrial polluters.

But Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said that charging power generators fueled by coal and natural gas for their pollution was under consideration as the government looks for ways to achieve its carbon gas reduction targets.

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:56:45 -0700 <![CDATA[Business owner to be jailed for environmental violations]]> http://gazette.com/business-owner-to-be-jailed-for-environmental-violations/article/feed/428561?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/business-owner-to-be-jailed-for-environmental-violations/article/feed/428561?custom_click=rss BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky business owner will serve 90 days in jail for committing environmental violations during the demolition of the former Goodyear Tire plant in Madisonville.

A release from the U.S. Attorney's office says Timothy J. Smith's company committed Clean Air Act violations during the demolition of the facility in 2014. His company, S&S Salvage, was seen conducting demolition activities where asbestos was later found to be present. None of the employees were wearing protective equipment and materials were being placed in open dumpsters.

Smith, of Providence, admitted in federal court in Bowling Green on Nov. 30 that he failed to follow regulations.

U.S.

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:48:57 -0700 <![CDATA[Cars without drivers scoot around Nissan plant, towing cars]]> http://gazette.com/cars-without-drivers-scoot-around-nissan-plant-towing-cars/article/feed/428512?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cars-without-drivers-scoot-around-nissan-plant-towing-cars/article/feed/428512?custom_click=rss

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships.

The Japanese automaker thinks the technology will, in the long run, save costs and boost efficiency. The tests also can add to knowledge needed to take such autonomous driving onto public roads.

Nissan executive Haruhiko Yoshimura said the automaker hoped to use the technology throughout the Oppama plant by 2019, and in overseas plants in the future.

During a demonstration Monday, a Leaf car with no one inside scooted along the road, pulling a trailer with three other Leafs on it, stopped properly for other vehicles, and then veered into a pa

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]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:59:37 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: German FM pleased with Austrian result]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-german-fm-pleased-with-austrian-result/article/feed/428282?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-german-fm-pleased-with-austrian-result/article/feed/428282?custom_click=rss

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's presidential election (all times local):

11:15 p.m.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says he's "happy" with the results of the presidential election in Austria, calling it "a good sign against populism in Europe."

In Austria, left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen defeated right-wing rival Norbert Hofer, a victory welcomed by moderate politicians across Europe seeking to thwart advances by right-wing populist forces looking to weaken the European Union.

Steinmeier says that Van der Bellen's victory "would be a good sign against populism in Europe and a sign for which I am not only happy but I am also happy because we got this news here in Greece, at the cradle

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:50:24 -0700 <![CDATA[AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US]]> http://gazette.com/ap-explains-how-trump-plans-to-punish-firms-that-leave-us/article/feed/428389?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-explains-how-trump-plans-to-punish-firms-that-leave-us/article/feed/428389?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish American companies that move plants and jobs to other countries.

The proposal — along with Trump's negotiation to get appliance maker Carrier to keep 800 jobs from going to Mexico — suggests the incoming president will put unprecedented pressure on U.S. companies to keep jobs in the United States.

A look at what Trump is doing and how it might work out:

WHAT WOULD TRUMP DO?

Trump said he'd impose a 35 percent tax, called a tariff, on companies that close U.S. factories, cut American jobs, then relocate abroad and try to sell their products back to the United States.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:45:46 -0700 <![CDATA[US gas prices hold steady despite production cut]]> http://gazette.com/us-gas-prices-hold-steady-despite-production-cut/article/feed/428388?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-gas-prices-hold-steady-despite-production-cut/article/feed/428388?custom_click=rss CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular grade gasoline is unchanged nationally over the last two weeks, holding steady at $2.20 a gallon.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that refiners have had little time to react to last week's announcement by major oil-producing countries to slash output. Many retailers have yet to see big price increases.

Lindberg says to expect higher prices after OPEC's decision to cut production. She says prices may fall if financial markets don't believe the cuts will stick.

Gas in San Diego was the highest in the continental United States at $2.69 a gallon on average on Friday. The low average was in Houston at $1.91 a gallon.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:42:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad]]> http://gazette.com/trump-threatens-payback-for-us-companies-that-move-abroad/article/feed/428293?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-threatens-payback-for-us-companies-that-move-abroad/article/feed/428293?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.

But the plan could drive up prices for U.S. businesses and consumers and risk setting off a trade war — if it's legal to begin with.

In a series of early-morning tweets Sunday, Trump vowed a 35 percent tax on products sold inside the U.S. by any business that fired American workers and built a new factory or plant in another country.

Trump campaigned on a vow to help American workers but also to reduce taxes and regulations on businesses.

Trump tweets "there will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35 percent for these companies

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:05:48 -0700 <![CDATA[AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices up 3 cents]]> http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-up-3-cents/article/feed/428130?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-up-3-cents/article/feed/428130?custom_click=rss TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Prices at the pump are ticking up in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.24. That's up 3 cents from last week.

Motorists were paying $1.97 last year. A 23-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1.

The national average gas price on Friday was $2.16, up 3 cents from last week. Motorists last year were paying $2.04.

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