Senator plans bill to raise $800 million a year for SC roads

...Sen. Ray Cleary's plan raises the state's gas tax 10 cents and allows it to continue to increase with inflation. It also...in January, Haley backed a plan to raise the gas tax by 10 cents, but only if it was paired with a reduction in the state's...

Fiat Chrysler brushes off snow, posts sales gain

...California, gas prices soared to more than $3.30 per gallon after an explosion at a refinery; nationally, they rose around 30 cents per gallon. But the national average of $2.43 per gallon is still $1 less than a year ago, according to AAA.Analysts...

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

...The national average price of gasoline is $2.44 a gallon. That's $1.02 cheaper than last year at this time, but up37 cents over the past month.Other analysts agree that crude is poised to fall sharply this spring ? if not all the way to $20...

Nasdaq 5,000: index passes dot-com milestone after 15 years

...analysts' estimates. Sotheby sank 61 cents, or 1.4 percent, to $43.34.Visa...production. Benchmark U.S. crude fell 17 cents to close at $49.59 a barrel in New York...the NYMEX, wholesale gasoline fell 8.1 cents to close at $1.897 a gallon. Heating...

Gas prices climbing but shouldn't hit $3, experts say

...climbing, experts said an increase of 30-50 cents is normal in the spring, due to higher...to a AAA news release, prices rose 35 cents during February.Prices could potentially rise another 10 cents in the next two weeks."Paying $2 for...

Georgia suffers big drop in federal road funds

...leaders in the House rolled out a plan that converts the existing mish-mash of state and local taxes on gasoline into a 29.2 cent per gallon excise tax, dedicated constitutionally to state transportation needs. That plan sparked dissent from local government...

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...California and Florida parks climbed 7 percent.In other newsTHE AVERAGE PRICE of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.33, repeating the increase seen two weeks prior for a total 26- cent rise in the last month.

Lowe's has strong 4Q as job market improves

...posted earnings of $450 million, or 46 cents per share, for the three months ended...earlier it earned $306 million, or 29 cents per share.The average estimate of analysts...Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share.Revenue for the Mooresville...

Home Depot 4Q tops Street on holiday; OKs $18B buyback

...per share. That's well above the 89 cents per share that analysts had expected, according...earnings per share of approximately (6 cents per share)," the company said in a press...2017's end.Its dividend will now be 59 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on...

Comcast 4Q profit edges up, adds customers, boosts dividend

...net income rose to $1.93 billion, or 74 cents per share, up from $1.91 billion, or 72 cents per share, a year ago.Adjusted for costs...acquisition and tax adjustments, earnings totaled 77 cents per share. Analysts expected 78 cents, according...