<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - auto]]> http://gazette.com/rss/auto Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:58:11 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![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 ___

Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.

Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds into real estate and energy partnerships in hopes of earning more income. She had received the money from a settlement after her husband died in an accident and needed it to raise her small son.

More than six years later, those investments are in trouble. The stream of interest payments she used for living expenses has mostly dried up and the value of her portfolio is half of what it was, according to a financial planner who helped her

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Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.

Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds into real estate and energy partnerships in hopes of earning more income. She had received the money from a settlement after her husband died in an accident and needed it to raise her small son.

More than six years later, those investments are in trouble. The stream of interest payments she used for living expenses has mostly dried up and the value of her portfolio is half of what it was, according to a financial planner who helped her ]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:01:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Gas prices unchanged in Maine]]> http://gazette.com/gas-prices-unchanged-in-maine/article/feed/124292?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gas-prices-unchanged-in-maine/article/feed/124292?custom_click=rss PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices have not changed in Maine in the past week.

Gasoline price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine remains at $2.37.

Maine gas prices are the same compared to a month ago, but still about $1.25 lower per gallon than at this time last year.

The price per gallon in Maine is 6 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 not changed in Maine in the past week.

Gasoline price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine remains at $2.37.

Maine gas prices are the same compared to a month ago, but still about $1.25 lower per gallon than at this time last year.

The price per gallon in Maine is 6 cents below the national average.

The Maine price is based on a survey of more than 1,200 gas stations.]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:01:42 -0600 <![CDATA[DC metro gas prices down a penny from last week]]> http://gazette.com/dc-metro-gas-prices-down-a-penny-from-last-week/article/feed/218563?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dc-metro-gas-prices-down-a-penny-from-last-week/article/feed/218563?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are down a penny from a week ago.

In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.39, down from $2.40 a week ago. The price is $1.18 lower than this time a year ago, when the price was $3.57.

The price of gas in the metro area is 3 cents below the national average of $2.42.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the District of Columbia alone is $2.55, up a penny from a week ago.

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are down a penny from a week ago.

In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.39, down from $2.40 a week ago. The price is $1.18 lower than this time a year ago, when the price was $3.57.

The price of gas in the metro area is 3 cents below the national average of $2.42.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the District of Columbia alone is $2.55, up a penny from a week ago.]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:01:17 -0600 <![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) — Ohio gas prices are up again to start the work week.

The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $2.38 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up a nickel from a week ago but $1.19 less than last year at this time.

Ohio prices were slightly less than the national average, which was $2.42 per gallon Monday. That's unchanged from the past two weeks and $1.13 less than a year ago at this time.

Among Ohio's metropolitan areas, Youngstown had the lowest average Monday at $2.34 per gallon.

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

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

The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $2.38 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up a nickel from a week ago but $1.19 less than last year at this time.

Ohio prices were slightly less than the national average, which was $2.42 per gallon Monday. That's unchanged from the past two weeks and $1.13 less than a year ago at this time.

Among Ohio's metropolitan areas, Youngstown had the lowest average Monday at $2.34 per gallon.

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AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:46:34 -0600 <![CDATA[AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices still falling]]> http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-still-falling/article/feed/218227?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-still-falling/article/feed/218227?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 $2.17, down 3 Cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.38.

This marks the third straight week that pump prices have fallen in New Jersey.

The national average price on Friday was $2.43, the same as last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.54.

Analysts say gas prices could rise in the coming weeks, assuming crude oil prices continue to rebound.

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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 $2.17, down 3 Cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.38.

This marks the third straight week that pump prices have fallen in New Jersey.

The national average price on Friday was $2.43, the same as last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.54.

Analysts say gas prices could rise in the coming weeks, assuming crude oil prices continue to rebound.]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:32:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Massachusetts gas prices drop 9 cents per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/massachusetts-gas-prices-drop-9-cents-per-gallon/article/feed/216512?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/massachusetts-gas-prices-drop-9-cents-per-gallon/article/feed/216512?custom_click=rss 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 than a month ago, but $1.20 lower than at this time last year.

The national average for self-serve, regular is $2.42 per gallon.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.13 per gallon in Massachusetts and as high as $2.59.

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]]> 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 than a month ago, but $1.20 lower than at this time last year.

The national average for self-serve, regular is $2.42 per gallon.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.13 per gallon in Massachusetts and as high as $2.59.]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:30:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Gas prices fall nearly 5 cents in New Hampshire]]> http://gazette.com/gas-prices-fall-nearly-5-cents-in-new-hampshire/article/feed/216439?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gas-prices-fall-nearly-5-cents-in-new-hampshire/article/feed/216439?custom_click=rss 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 gallon.

Gas prices in New Hampshire are nearly $1.17 per gallon lower than they were a year ago, yet 9.2 cents gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average increased 12.1 cents per gallon in the last month and stands nearly $1.11 a gallon less compared to a year ago.

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]]> 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 gallon.

Gas prices in New Hampshire are nearly $1.17 per gallon lower than they were a year ago, yet 9.2 cents gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average increased 12.1 cents per gallon in the last month and stands nearly $1.11 a gallon less compared to a year ago.]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:01:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Chinese state company launches bid for Italy's Pirelli]]> http://gazette.com/chinese-state-company-launches-bid-for-italys-pirelli/article/feed/216421?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chinese-state-company-launches-bid-for-italys-pirelli/article/feed/216421?custom_click=rss

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 biggest shareholder, Camfin S.p.A., which is controlled by the family of Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera. The company said it would offer to buy the remaining outstanding shares.

If completed the deal would value Pirelli at $8.8 billion, according to financial information provider Dealogic.

Flush with cash from their country's boom, Chinese companies are stepping up acquisitions abroad as they diversify beyond their own economy, wh

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]]> 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 biggest shareholder, Camfin S.p.A., which is controlled by the family of Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera. The company said it would offer to buy the remaining outstanding shares.

If completed the deal would value Pirelli at $8.8 billion, according to financial information provider Dealogic.

Flush with cash from their country's boom, Chinese companies are stepping up acquisitions abroad as they diversify beyond their own economy, wh]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:45:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Gasoline prices in Arizona at $2.41 per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/gasoline-prices-in-arizona-at-2.41-per-gallon/article/feed/215603?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gasoline-prices-in-arizona-at-2.41-per-gallon/article/feed/215603?custom_click=rss 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 national average is $2.42 per gallon, down by 2 cents from last week.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.26 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.55.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices among states in the continental U.S. at $2.12 a gallon with California the highest at $3.31 a gallon.

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]]> 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 national average is $2.42 per gallon, down by 2 cents from last week.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.26 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.55.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices among states in the continental U.S. at $2.12 a gallon with California the highest at $3.31 a gallon.]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:46:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Editorials from around Oregon]]> http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-oregon/article/feed/209930?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-oregon/article/feed/209930?custom_click=rss 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 highest levels of public life, he didn't trumpet his accomplishments from the rooftops as he worked diligently in the interest of his fellow Oregonians.

Frohnmayer was the son of Medford attorney and civic leader Otto Frohnmayer and his wife, MarAbel, a patron of the arts whose name adorns the music building at the University of Oregon. He attended Harvard University and earned his law degree at the University of California, Berkeley.

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]]> 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 highest levels of public life, he didn't trumpet his accomplishments from the rooftops as he worked diligently in the interest of his fellow Oregonians.

Frohnmayer was the son of Medford attorney and civic leader Otto Frohnmayer and his wife, MarAbel, a patron of the arts whose name adorns the music building at the University of Oregon. He attended Harvard University and earned his law degree at the University of California, Berkeley.]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:01:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Massachusetts gas prices drop 4 cents per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/massachusetts-gas-prices-drop-4-cents-per-gallon/article/feed/214334?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/massachusetts-gas-prices-drop-4-cents-per-gallon/article/feed/214334?custom_click=rss 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 still 20 cents higher than it was a month ago, but $1.10 lower than a year ago.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.25 per gallon and as high as $2.49.

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]]> 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 still 20 cents higher than it was a month ago, but $1.10 lower than a year ago.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.25 per gallon and as high as $2.49.]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:46:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Ohio gas prices down to start work week]]> http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-down-to-start-work-week/article/feed/101863?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-down-to-start-work-week/article/feed/101863?custom_click=rss 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 than last year at this time.

Ohio prices were well below the national average, which was $2.42 per gallon Monday. That's down 3 cents from last week and $1.10 less than a year ago.

After gas prices steadily increased in February and at the beginning of the month, analysts expect prices will continue to fall the rest of March and April.

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

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]]> 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 than last year at this time.

Ohio prices were well below the national average, which was $2.42 per gallon Monday. That's down 3 cents from last week and $1.10 less than a year ago.

After gas prices steadily increased in February and at the beginning of the month, analysts expect prices will continue to fall the rest of March and April.

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AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:00:42 -0600 <![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 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, when motorists were paying $3.39.

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

The national average price on Friday was $2.46, up 9 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.47.

Analysts say the higher gas prices are mostly spurred by ongoing maintenance work at refineries, whi

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]]> 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, when motorists were paying $3.39.

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

The national average price on Friday was $2.46, up 9 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.47.

Analysts say the higher gas prices are mostly spurred by ongoing maintenance work at refineries, whi]]> Sat, 07 Mar 2015 10:31:47 -0700 <![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