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Can Tourism Save Oman from Cheap Oil?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Giorgio Cafiero

Of all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, non-OPEC Oman is most vulnerable to low oil prices. In the 1990s, the sultanate discovered that its oil reserves were substantially smaller than previously thought and Oman's sovereign wealth fund is a fraction of the size of other GCC nations.

Into the Crystal Ball: Travel Trends for 2015

Dane Steele Green | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Predictions are a fool's game, particularly in travel, where fads come and go on the winds of a good PR campaign or viral video. So let us forget about fads and talk about trends, those subtler and more substantial shifts in the paradigm that prove to be the game changers.

Tanker Turns off Engine and Drifts for 280 Miles to Save Fuel

James Burgess | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
James Burgess

As a student, did you ever put your car into neutral when on a hill and coast along under the power of gravity in order to save those precious few dro...

Gas Prices Are Going Up Early This Year

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

* U.S. retail gasoline averages $3.5918/gallon * Rise comes in response to increases from wholesalers * Brent crude oil ...

Did Gaza Save Jordan?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.22.2013 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The scaling down of the protests and the disappearance of the world media from the scene gave the government a badly needed reprieve to consider what has happened in these troublesome days.

Small Town Mayor To Locals: Get Outta Town

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.25.2012 | Money

How high are gas prices in New Lenox, Ill.? They're so high, the mayor is sending people out of town to fill up their tanks. At one New Lenox st...

Loren Berlin

Why You Could Soon Be Getting A Discount At The Pump | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Money

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to get tougher with speculators who are increasing the cost of gasoline by gambling on future oil...

WATCH: These Fraudsters Are Finding Cheap Gas

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.20.2012 | Money

Some customers simply won't stand for record-breaking fuel prices and are taking creative measures to avoid paying full price for gas. Thieves with...

How Much Americans Spend On Gas Every Year [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business

It's springtime, and you know that means: The return of your gas price nightmares. Hey, with the average American spending over $2,000 per year just t...

Viewers Watch Gas Prices Spike Right Before Their Eyes During News Segment

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Even with gas prices on the rise, it's rare Americans get to see them spike right before their very eyes. But that's exactly what happened Wednesd...

Occupy Nigeria

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home
Kwei Quartey

Nigerians took their cue from the Arab spring and Occupy Wall Street, establishing Occupy Nigeria in protest against the gas price jump.

Gas Prices Dropped Nearly 4 Cents In The Past 2 Weeks

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - U.S. average retail gasoline prices fell almost 4 cents a gallon over the last two weeks as the weak economy prevented refiners and reta...

10 States That Spend The Most On Car Expenses

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Fluctuating gas prices, parking and repairs are just some of the expenses car owners can expect to encounter on any given day. But for car owners in s...

Chevron Posts Big Profit With Help Of High Gas Prices

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Matt Daily) - Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil company, reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit on Friday, beating Wall Stre...

What Gas Prices Have Caused Americans To Cut Back On

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

High gas prices might have fallen slightly in recent weeks, but that hasn't stopped Americans from cutting back on other expenses in order to afford p...

Obama: European Default Would Be 'Disastrous' For U.S.

Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Jeff Mason and Steve Holland) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged European countries and bondholders to prevent a "disastrous" defau...

Fewer Deals Means GM Sales Drop

TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales fell 1.2 percent in May as it offered fewer deals to customers and it cut sales to rental car companies. ...

Trim Your Vacation Costs

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Travel
Jason Alderman

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, when it comes to gas prices, this is like déjà vu all over again. Instability in Africa and the Middle East, among other f...

Yepoka Yeebo

Soaring Prices Still Don't Indicate Real Inflation, Economists Say | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

Despite American consumers being hard hit by rising gas and grocery prices, federal regulators continue to insist the country need not fear inflation....

INFLATION: Prices Rise At Fastest Level Since Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

Inflation is back, and it's not limited to America. Prices in developed countries are rising at the highest rate since the financial crisis first ...

Consumer Spending Up -- Thanks To Higher Gas And Food Prices

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

Consumer spending increased in February for the eighth straight month, but much of the gain came from steadily rising gas prices and higher grocery bi...

8 Industries That Could Get Crushed By Commodity Prices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The cost of crucial goods are rising, and consumers are about to feel the pinch. Amid indications of improvement in the American economy, a host o...

Consumer Confidence Hits 3-Year High

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. consumers are more confident than they've been in three years, according to the data released today by the Conference Board. The organization's ...

Yepoka Yeebo

Walmart's U.S. Struggles: Sales Fall For 7th Straight Quarter | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Walmart's typical customer is still not spending. On Tuesday, the big-box retailer posted its seventh consecutive quarter of falling U.S. sales. A...

Yepoka Yeebo

Food, Fuel Prices Drive Up Costs For Consumers In January | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Higher food and energy prices pushed up the consumer price index for January according to government figures released today. The index, the most clos...