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As Katia Moves Toward the Gulf, Oil Rigs Shutter

Katia, still a tropical depression, is slowly moving toward the Gulf of Mexico, and several oil firms have begun to pull workers from offshore rigs. Depending on its path, the storm could further disrupt production and refining: Is Katia about to bump the price you pay at the pump?

Labor Day Road Trip? Try These 10 Cheap Gas States

As you hit the road for your final road trip of the summer, consider driving to one of the 10 states with the lowest prices on gas. Turns out, those sunny states also offer bountiful vacation options for the budget-conscious family.

Gas Stations Run Dry as East Coasters Prepare for Irene

Gas stations along the Eastern Seaboard experienced high demand Friday and some sold out of fuel as Hurricane Irene bore down and residents scrambled to evacuate. In Norfolk, Va., one Exxon station was sold out by noon, its windows boarded up as attendants readied themselves for the storm.

Gas Prices Move Even Lower Ahead of Labor Day

The drop in gasoline prices has begun to accelerate, with the cost of a regular gallon declining almost 10 cents in the last month. At this rate, could prices drop below $3.50 in mid-September, after the end of the Labor Day driving season?

Gas Prices Start Falling After Oil Decline

It looks like consumers are finally starting to see lower prices at the pump, with auto club AAA reporting a modest decline in gas prices this week. The drop comes after crude oil prices have fallen 20% since July. What does this mean for the economy?

Bright Spot of the Market Collapse: Gasoline Prices

If there's one good thing that came out of Thursday's dizzying market slide, it's the fact that consumers could soon feel a little less pain at the pump. Oil futures also fell along with stocks on fears of lower demand. And gasoline prices should soon follow suit.

Gas Prices Creep Up as Oil Hits $100

WTI crude oil hit $100 a barrel briefly Thursday, a rise at partly attributed to an apparent settlement for the Greece debt crisis. The price of gasoline usually lags the price of oil, so if that pattern holds, consumers can expect higher gas prices soon -- unless certain other factors come into play.

Costco Aims to Fuel Sales Growth with Discount Gas

Warehouse club Costco is adding gas pumps to more stores as it seeks to expand its sales of fuel to America's price-sensitive drivers. Find out what effect Trefis sees the discount gas business having on the retailer's bottom line, and where it sees the stock price going.

The Financial Landscape: An Economic Spilt Personality

Is the American recovery fast or slow? Depends on who you ask. The Wall Street Journal sees corporate America merrily rolling along while Main Street suffers. The New York Times warns that Wall Street is about to feel the pinch too. But nobody is all that optimistic about Greece today.

Vacations at Risk for 45% of Americans

A growing inclination among Americans to change their vacation plans shows that the slowing economy is taking a toll on consumer confidence. A new survey found that 45% of workers who have taken or plan to take a vacation this summer "would reduce or cancel their plans to save money if the economy continues its volatility."

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.

The South Offers Most Bang for Cost of Living Buck

Everyday expenses have a direct effect on the price of doing business, which is why CNBC measures the cost of living when it does its survey of the top states for business. So where would a business find a state where the cost of living is low? The survey results point to the South.

Gas Prices: Down Lately, But Up 30% From 2010

Most of the media coverage about gas prices lately is focused on the fact that they've fallen from an average of $3.98 to $3.58 in about two months. What's rarely mentioned is that the cost per gallon is still 30% higher than it was this time last year, when a gallon cost $2.75.

The Financial Landscape: Gas Is Falling; Euro is Failing

Even before the International Energy Agency and the White House announced they were releasing billions of gallons or oil from fuel reserves, gas prices were falling. In the past two weeks, a gallon is down more than 11 cents. Also falling -- hopes for the euro, and the outlook for U.S. Treasury bonds.

Oil Falls as Worries About Europe Debt Crisis Continue

Concerns about the European financial crisis are still dragging down the price of oil. Benchmark crude for July delivery fell 32 cents to $92.69 per barrel in Monday midday trading. All eyes remain on Greece, which is trying to implement tough new austerity measures necessary to keep international aid coming.

What Retail Rebound Means for Shoppers, Investors

Retailers are forecasting a strong 2011 as the economy continues to pick up speed. A boost in retail sales is good news, of course. But what, exactly, does it mean for your wallet? And how will higher gasoline and clothing prices play out in the mall and on Wall Street?

Stupid carbuyers pile back into SUVs

As our elected officials look for ways to dig us out of the current economic mess, there's one factor that isn't getting enough attention: If...