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.
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.
Air Force Space Command leaders are working on plans to share data from satellites controlled by the military, bringing new opportunities that could allow firefighters to get images on their smartphones to help stamp out wildfires, and allow nonmilitary organizations to keep a better eye on the weather.
World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk.
Uncertainty, risk and money have been making it harder for fishermen to make a living in the Kodiak archipelago and Bristol Bay, and have contributed to the "graying" of the fleet as fewer young people join the business, researchers say.
Blue Bell Creameries will survive the crisis caused by a recent recall of products prompted by a finding of bacterial contamination in some of its products, but it will take a lot of work and a lot of money, experts said.