<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - auto]]> http://gazette.com/rss/auto Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:38:26 -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 ___

A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact.

The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer, including taxes, now stands at $454, down less than a percent from last summer. Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less than last summer.

Not all travelers will get to save.

Flights to Hawaii, Florida and New Orleans are cheaper, but travelers heading to New York, Denver and San Francisco can expect to pay more.

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A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact.

The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer, including taxes, now stands at $454, down less than a percent from last summer. Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less than last summer.

Not all travelers will get to save.

Flights to Hawaii, Florida and New Orleans are cheaper, but travelers heading to New York, Denver and San Francisco can expect to pay more.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:00:55 -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 $2.41 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up 7 cents from a week ago, but $1.31 less than last year at this time.

Ohio prices were about a nickel below the national average, which was $2.46 per gallon Monday. That's up 7 cents from a week ago and $1.21 less than last year at this time.

While prices nationally rose about 3.9 percent in March, analysts say gas prices remain relatively low, having fallen about 33 percent over the past year.

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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 $2.41 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up 7 cents from a week ago, but $1.31 less than last year at this time.

Ohio prices were about a nickel below the national average, which was $2.46 per gallon Monday. That's up 7 cents from a week ago and $1.21 less than last year at this time.

While prices nationally rose about 3.9 percent in March, analysts say gas prices remain relatively low, having fallen about 33 percent over the past year.

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AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:46:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Gasoline prices in Arizona at $2.33 per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/gasoline-prices-in-arizona-at-2.33-per-gallon/article/feed/223941?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gasoline-prices-in-arizona-at-2.33-per-gallon/article/feed/223941?custom_click=rss PHOENIX (AP) — Gasoline prices around Arizona are up slightly at the pumps this week.

Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.33 a gallon. That's an increase of half a penny from last week.

This week's national average is $2.40 per gallon, up by almost a penny from last week.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.12 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.52.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices among states in the continental U.S. at $2.13 a gallon with California the highest at $3.09 a gallon.

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — Gasoline prices around Arizona are up slightly at the pumps this week.

Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.33 a gallon. That's an increase of half a penny from last week.

This week's national average is $2.40 per gallon, up by almost a penny from last week.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.12 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.52.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices among states in the continental U.S. at $2.13 a gallon with California the highest at $3.09 a gallon.]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:18:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Editorials from around Pennsylvania]]> http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-pennsylvania/article/feed/178272?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-pennsylvania/article/feed/178272?custom_click=rss Editorials from around Pennsylvania:

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WASHINGTON MUST ACT NOW ON NEW FEDERAL HIGHWAY BILL

If you've ever driven Interstate 83 North on the way home from Baltimore, you've noticed the difference: a smooth and trouble-free stretch of highway turns bone-jarring and tooth-rattling the second you cross the border into Pennsylvania.

Still, Pennsylvania lawmakers and former Republican Tom Corbett accomplished something substantial in November 2013 when a $2.3 billion transportation funding bill was signed into law.

And the results are already visible.

The state invested $800 million in road and bridge repairs in 2014, according to state Department of Transportation data. That money underwrote 1,600 miles o

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WASHINGTON MUST ACT NOW ON NEW FEDERAL HIGHWAY BILL

If you've ever driven Interstate 83 North on the way home from Baltimore, you've noticed the difference: a smooth and trouble-free stretch of highway turns bone-jarring and tooth-rattling the second you cross the border into Pennsylvania.

Still, Pennsylvania lawmakers and former Republican Tom Corbett accomplished something substantial in November 2013 when a $2.3 billion transportation funding bill was signed into law.

And the results are already visible.

The state invested $800 million in road and bridge repairs in 2014, according to state Department of Transportation data. That money underwrote 1,600 miles o]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:47:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Retail gas prices hold steady in Texas at $2.22 per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/retail-gas-prices-hold-steady-in-texas-at-2.22-per-gallon/article/feed/221777?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/retail-gas-prices-hold-steady-in-texas-at-2.22-per-gallon/article/feed/221777?custom_click=rss IRVING, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas remain the same for the third straight week with the average price at the pump holding at $2.22 per gallon.

AAA Texas on Thursday reports the average price is $1.20 less than this time last year.

Retail prices across the country also stayed the same, coming in for a second week at $2.40 a gallon.

The association survey found that drivers in Beaumont are paying the least at $2.13 a gallon, while those in Dallas are paying the most at $2.33.

AAA Texas says the price at the pump continues to reflect seasonal price fluctuations as refineries complete scheduled maintenance and prepare for the summer driving season.

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]]> IRVING, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas remain the same for the third straight week with the average price at the pump holding at $2.22 per gallon.

AAA Texas on Thursday reports the average price is $1.20 less than this time last year.

Retail prices across the country also stayed the same, coming in for a second week at $2.40 a gallon.

The association survey found that drivers in Beaumont are paying the least at $2.13 a gallon, while those in Dallas are paying the most at $2.33.

AAA Texas says the price at the pump continues to reflect seasonal price fluctuations as refineries complete scheduled maintenance and prepare for the summer driving season.]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:17:03 -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 $2.25 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 13 cents less than a week ago and $1.36 cheaper than this time last year.

The national average was $2.39 per gallon Monday. That's down 3 cents from last week and $1.19 less than a year ago at this time.

Among Ohio's metropolitan areas, the Columbus area had the lowest average Monday at $2.21 per gallon.

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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 $2.25 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 13 cents less than a week ago and $1.36 cheaper than this time last year.

The national average was $2.39 per gallon Monday. That's down 3 cents from last week and $1.19 less than a year ago at this time.

Among Ohio's metropolitan areas, the Columbus area had the lowest average Monday at $2.21 per gallon.

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AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:30:19 -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 $2.16, down a penny from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.38.

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

The national average price on Friday was $2.40, down 3 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.57.

Analysts say gas prices will likely remain flat, assuming crude oil prices don't unexpectedly rebound. But there is concern that rising political tensio

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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 $2.16, down a penny from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.38.

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

The national average price on Friday was $2.40, down 3 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.57.

Analysts say gas prices will likely remain flat, assuming crude oil prices don't unexpectedly rebound. But there is concern that rising political tensio]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 10:45:52 -0600 <![CDATA[New England editorial roundup]]> http://gazette.com/new-england-editorial-roundup/article/feed/70795?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-england-editorial-roundup/article/feed/70795?custom_click=rss The Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer, April 2, 2015

It's well known that American men and women gain weight and fat as they age, and our doctors keep telling us that we need to exercise and eat healthy. A newly released study shows that while older Americans are heeding the advice about diet, lack of physical activity remains our Achilles heel.

Researchers from the University of South Carolina examined the associations among moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, diet quality, and weight status within and across age groups in U.S. adults. The study, which breaks down data points from 4,999 American adults ages 20 to over 70 years old found that body mass index and waist circumference tended to be higher in the older adults.

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]]> The Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer, April 2, 2015

It's well known that American men and women gain weight and fat as they age, and our doctors keep telling us that we need to exercise and eat healthy. A newly released study shows that while older Americans are heeding the advice about diet, lack of physical activity remains our Achilles heel.

Researchers from the University of South Carolina examined the associations among moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, diet quality, and weight status within and across age groups in U.S. adults. The study, which breaks down data points from 4,999 American adults ages 20 to over 70 years old found that body mass index and waist circumference tended to be higher in the older adults.]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 08:15:56 -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[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