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How to Put Your Gas Savings into Overdrive

If you're among the 39 million Americans on the road for the Fourth of July weekend, you're burning up hard-earned money with every mile. Pump prices were still averaging a hefty $3.55 a gallon across the nation for regular on July 1, so it's time to fuel up on gas-saving tips.

Why $4 a Gallon Gas Wouldn't Last Long

Not long ago, everyone knew gas was sure to reach $4 a gallon for regular on a nationwide basis soon. Now, though, that sure thing is looking iffy: Gas prices are wavering, and a number of factors at home and abroad are about to come together to push demand -- and prices -- lower.

Ease Pain at Pump With Gas Station Credit Cards?

The average American family will spend about $825 more for gas in 2011 than it did in 2010. But for every pain there is a pill, and in this case, a partial cure for the fill-'er-up blues may be to sign up for a gas station credit card.

Unusual Cures for Pain at the Gas Pump

It's almost automatic: As soon as gas prices go up, the media rushes to offer suggestions for saving money on fuel. But rather than recycling all the old familiar ideas, DailyFinance asked its readers for their best suggestions to reduce pain at the pump, and you gave us some unusual options.

This IPO Could Be The Next Exxon Mobil

Biofuels company Solazyme owns a unique process when it comes to converting algae into a fuel could replace the gas in your car -- a method that could be used to create oil on an extremely large scale and at an extremely low cost. The company has just announced it's going public: You might want to get in on the action.

Ethanol, the Next Generation: Corn Is Out, Cellulose Is In

It has become clear to politicians and scientists that corn-based ethanol isn't the solution for creating a home-grown fuel source. Enter "cellulosic ethanol," made from wood chips, weeds or algae: Is this the fuel of the future? A company called Mascoma is gearing up to prove it is.

UPS to Raise Rates by 4.9% in 2011

UPS (UPS) will raise rates by 4.9 % for UPS ground packages in 2011. UPS will also raise rates by 4.9% for all air express and U.S. origin international shipments, the company said in a statement.

FedEx Will Boost Shipping Rates 3.9% in January

FedEx, the world's biggest air-cargo carrier, will boost shipping rates in January as it looks to offset the effects of rising fuel costs on its bottom line. The company will increase FedEx Express shipping rates for domestic and export services by an average of 3.9%.

What It Costs to Fill 'Er Up Around the World

Americans may grumble about paying the current average of $2.72 a gallon. But that's way better than what folks in Eritrea are forking over: $9.59. Venezuelans barely pay anything -- gas there goes for 6 cents a gallon. Here's a look at prices in 34 cities worldwide.

Just How Successful Was Cash for Clunkers?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the popular -- but controversial -- Cash for Clunkers program resulted in the sale of nearly 600,000 fuel-efficient vehicles in less than a month. But the overall impact on the economy remains unclear, according to a new report.

A Biofuel Station Coming to a Town Near You

Lines for dirty old gasoline could start getting a little shorter at Shell and ExxonMobil stations on the crunchy West Coast. Startup Propel Fuels has raised $20 million to expand its network of biofuel stations. The financing comes just after the Feds set a new renewable fuel standard.

Mercedes announces new hybrid


When they were first introduced, the only hybrid cars on the market were Toyotas and Hondas -- small, practical cars that were admittedly a little...