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New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac but Streetlights Are a Worry

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

If your block in New Orleans feels spooky at night, you're not alone.

Dirty Dozen Travel Myths

William D. Chalmers | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

It is near the end of summer and we are all just coasting along until Labor Day. Many of us are now susceptible to believe things that just aren't true -- like campaign commercials! Travel is no different. Urban legends and false truism abound among us fellow travelers.

TechScape: Turning On the Crowdsourcing Spigit

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology

I'm going to make a prediction, right here; right now: This crowdsourcing phenomenon is just getting started and Yammer is just the beginning of what is sure to be a clown-car chase for the best companies in this sector.

The Downgrades: Forget the 1%. It's the 9%, Stupid!

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

The downgrades in the credit ratings of major banks mean very little to the average consumer, but the downgrade in the credibility of Congress and the mess we have made of our financial regulatory structure should give us all pause.

Gas Prices May Drop Dramatically By Fall, Analysts Say

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

Have drivers seen the worst? Analysts say the latest oil prices indicate that gas prices may settle below $3 by the fall. With gas prices down 6 p...

Sharon Silke Carty

Gas Prices On The Decline Through Summer | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

Gas prices have been falling for five consecutive weeks, defying prognosticators who said the cost would soar to a national average of $5 a gallon. ...

Moi, J'ai été Experte Dans Une Agence De Notation...

Sara Bertin | Posted 03.24.2012 | France
Sara Bertin

Les notes des agences, même le fameux AAA, sont une opinion. Elles ne sont ni une vérité, ni une recommandation d'achat ou de vente. Une simple opinion.

Sen. Webb To Mayor Gray: Investigate Expired Registration Arrests

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) sent a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday, asking Gray to investigate reports that the city is jai...

Was It Illegal For The Port Authority To Raise Bridge And Tunnel Tolls?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Cash tolls increased Sunday on bridges and tunnels owned by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Cash tolls on the Geor...

Rising Prices Squeeze The Purchasing Power Of Americans

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Consumers paid more for a range of goods and services last month, pushing up inflation and squeezing Americans' purchasing power. ...

Prominent Agency Keeps U.S. At Highest Credit Rating

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Fitch Ratings said Tuesday that it would keep its rating on long-term U.S. debt at the highest grade, AAA, and said the outlook rem...

U.S. Credit Rating Downgrades Are a Surprise? Forget AA+

Simon Dixon | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Simon Dixon

When did a credit rating stop becoming a credit rating? So the world and our politicians seem to be surprised with the announcement that Standard and...

Dan Froomkin

U.S. Credit Downgrade's Direct Effect Could Be Negligible, History Suggests | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The downgrade of the U.S.'s AAA credit rating by Standard & Poor's on Friday may end up having little to no effect on interest rates for...

Countries With Higher Credit Ratings Than The U.S.

Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

On Friday, Standard and Poor's downgraded the credit of the United States for the first time in history, leaving only thirteen countries in the world ...

Fitch: U.S. Will Retain Its Top Credit Rating

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Daniel Basses) - Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday the agreement to raise the borrowing capacity of the United States means the risk of a so...

Despite Debt Deal, Nation's AAA Credit Rating Still In Danger Of Downgrade

Reuters | By David Lawder | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tentative U.S. deal to avoid a crushing debt default is at best a mild relief for the U.S. economy that nearly stalled in t...

Car Trouble

Grif Peterson | Posted 09.12.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

Not how the night was supposed to begin. Just twelve hours from the beginning of our self-declared 'take your colleague to work day' and days from wh...

Is America on the Verge of Another Credit Crisis?

Chriss Street | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business
Chriss Street

Late yesterday afternoon Moody's Investor Services officially warned that if there is no imminent progress in Congress on the debt ceiling fight, the United States of America's Aaa credit rating would be cut.

SEC Advances Tighter Rules For Moody's, Other Debt Rating Agencies

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators advanced tighter rules Wednesday for agencies that rate the debt of companies and governments, part of a broad e...

Obama Officials Privately Asked S&P Not To Lower U.S. Credit Outlook

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

In the weeks before Standard & Poor's officially lowered its outlook on U.S. credit, Obama administration officials repeatedly attempted to convince t...

England's Slowing Economy Could Lead To Downgrade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Britain's triple-A sovereign debt rating could be at risk if slower economic growth makes it harder for the government to rein in its ...

Gas Prices March Toward $3 Per Gallon, A Two-Year High

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Tips for Driving Greener This Holiday Season

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

'Tis the season for family, friends and road trips. My colleagues at Ford Motor Company wanted to share some tips on how to drive more fuel efficiently.

Plans to Hike Ethanol in Gasoline Irk Some Gulf Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in The Louisiana Weekly in the Nov. 15, 2010 edition.) Drivers in South Louisiana have pumped E10 gasoline, containing 10...

AAA: Their Policies should be as Good as their Service. A conversation between Larry Cohen and Dick Jackson.

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Cohen