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Federal Reserve ends bond-buying stimulus

...inflation running persistently below its 2 percent target has diminished, even though inflation is being slowed by lower energy prices and other factors. It noted that expectations for inflation have remained stable, something it strives to achieve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-29/federal-reserve-ends-bond-
Why drop in oil prices could squeeze US economy

...the fourth quarter because of lower fuel prices.When energy prices fall because of rising supplies, it can help the economy...of turmoil in the Middle East.But a sharp fall in energy prices often results from weakening economic growth, and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-13/why-drop-oil-prices-could-
Mixed forecasts made for winter

...said.A U.S. Department of Trans portation outlook predicts a warmer winter than usual along with slightly lower energy prices during the next three months.Georgia had one of its coldest Januaries ever last year, when the average temperature...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-09/mixed-forecasts-made-winter
US auto sales surge in August to month's highest level in years

...said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president of sales operations. "Car-buying fundamentals like employment and energy prices are in good shape, consumer confidence has reached a post-recession high and business investment is increasing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-03/us-auto-sales-surge-august
US economy shrank at 2.9 percent rate last quarter, worst since recession, before recovering

...possibility that tensions in the Middle East could cause oil prices to surge given the deteriorating crisis in Iraq.Surging energy prices have preceded earlier economic slowdowns, including the most recent recession.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-25/us-economy-shrank-29-perce
Why back Obama still?

Fuel prices are on the rise ? twice what they were in 2008. Energy prices are on the rise ? 13 cents per kilowatt-hour, higher now than at any previous time. Food prices are on the rise. Inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-05-06/why-back-obama-still
Tips to keep your heating bill lower

...boiler or furnace.These investments can pay for themselves in heating savings in just a few years, especially when energy prices are high.Switching from oil heat to natural gas is expensive ? it costs $5,000 to $10,000, depending on how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-12/tips-keep-your-heating-bil
Dependence on government is crippling American initiative

...said that 5 million had attempted to shop, only to pull that number back significantly within hours.Gas and other energy prices are higher than ever and are going to increase, and we still have no national plan for becoming energy-independent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-10-12/dependence-gover
After price spikes, gas could get cheaper in 2013

...worry about inflation," said James Hamilton, an economist at the University of California at San Diego who studies energy prices.Forecasters caution that they can't predict other factors such as Middle East tensions, refinery problems or hurricanes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-10/after-price-spikes-gas-cou
US factory orders up 1.8 percent in December

...December after a 1 percent drop in November. The weakness reflected declines in petroleum products related to declines in energy prices during the month.For the year, total factory orders rose 3 percent to $5.66 trillion. This reflected a slowing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-05/us-factory-orders-18-perce