There was a great, old movie named "It Happens Every Spring." That was about baseball, but the idea can apply to gasoline prices, too. The auto group AAA warns that prices at the pump will go up again this spring, as refineries perform annual maintenance and switch to more expensive summer blends. AAA says price should top out in the $3.55 to $3.75 range.
Here on Wall Street Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI) rallied 188 points, the Nasdaq composite (^IXIC) gained 45 and the Standard & Poor's 500 index (^GPSC) rose 21 points.
Are high caffeine energy drinks made by Monster Beverage (MNST) and other companies on par with cigarettes and alcohol? Well, a bill before the Maryland legislature seeks to make the state the first in the nation to ban the sale or marketing of those drinks to minors. Monster says there is no evidence that its drinks have caused any injuries.
Finally, a Miami project meant to lead the revival of the city's downtown has run into an unusual roadblock. The developer of a $1 billion commercial and residential project has halted most of its construction after unearthing the remains of what may be a significant 2,000-year-old Native American village. Historians want to preserve the whole site, while the company is offering to make sections of the ancient village into a public plaza that's part of the larger project.
-Produced by Drew Trachtenberg.