There have been some smiles at the pump this week, and they may get larger in the near future. Three Merced gasoline stations have regular unleaded gasoline selling for $2.29 a gallon and one station owner here says he will be lowering the price for regular to less than $2 a gallon soon.
The unemployment rate in Merced County in December rose slightly from the previous month but remains down by 1 percent from a year earlier, according to numbers released Friday from the Employment Development Department.
Attracting industry that uses large amounts of water, or “wet users,” is high on the priority list of the City Council, so the city is working on a plan to get those businesses to call the water-strapped city home.
Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday.
Authorities in eastern South Dakota say phone scams in which con artists pose as IRS agents to bilk people out of thousands of dollars are flourishing as the April 15 federal tax-filing deadline approaches.
Alabama lawmakers return from spring break Tuesday with some of the biggest decisions of the legislative session in front of them, including votes on prison reform, schools and the perpetually troubled General Fund budget.
There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?
The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.
Vermont lawmakers looking to raise $35 million in new revenue to help close a budget gap are proposing to raise part of that money by putting a new cap on the itemized deductions taken by some income tax filers.
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