Book chronicles how midcentury modern homes have been preserved, transformed

...many of the homes were expanded, with larger bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, media rooms and wine cellars. Also, higher energy costs meant that glassed-in areas had to be upgraded and homes refitted with state-of-the-art mechanical systems...

New defibrillator offers patients options

...monitor the heart and deliver a shock if needed to bring it back into the correct rhythm, Sorrentino said. It is a higher energy shock than the normal defibrillator, Sorrentino tells the crew in the procedure room."You're going through chest...

Higher energy costs lift consumer prices by 0.5 percent

WASHINGTON -- Sharply higher costs for gasoline and other energy products pushed consumer prices in January up by 0.5 percent, the largest increase in nearly a year.

High energy prices trickle down slightly through the economy

...ago. Yet they illustrate how higher energy costs trickle through less obvious...Washington, N.Y., expects higher energy costs to reverberate through...Inc. of St. Louis has cited higher energy costs in announcing price increases...

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...bounded higher Thursday, nearing the $1,000 mark for the first time since February. Other metals followed gold higher. Energy futures wavered, while grains slipped. Gold for December delivery jumped $19.20, or 2 percent, to $997.70...

Stocks finish mixed after rate increase

...rate increases but provided little new insight into the health of the economy. The central bank acknowledged that higher energy prices are starting to slow spending growth, but that wasn't enough for the Fed to abandon its approach to rate...

Soaring energy prices could hurt economy

...anything - they'll knock out of economic growth. "Higher energy prices act like higher taxes on the economy," said...now attention is turning to the potential sting from higher energy prices. Prices skyrocketed, as expected, last winter...

Higher oil prices rattle Asia, but China still on buying binge

...Korea is struggling to cope with oil's rising price, but in China, labor is so cheap that businesses can handle higher energy costs, analysts say. "China's overall demand for oil is still increasing. It is only a matter of how fast the...

U.S. economy buffeted by record high oil prices

...during the oil shocks of the 1970s. It isn't just higher energy prices that are inflicting the damage, but the ripple...that two-thirds of that slowdown can be attributed to higher energy prices. That slower growth and rising anxiety over...

Merchants grow cautious about second half

...impact on the economy; some said higher energy costs are making it harder to...low end becoming squeezed by the higher energy more so than we have seen all...more consumers feel the pinch as higher energy prices squeeze middle-income...