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Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

John Latta - Jul 01, 2013

Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

This is a fact: Gas taxes go up. All across the country they go up. Despite what you might think from listening to Washington politicians, they do go up. This week they go up. And they go up for a variety of ...

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The cost of gasoline: Them and us

John Latta - Jun 25, 2013

The cost of gasoline: Them and us

Now this is a fun table to play with. I’m all for this sort of interactivity if I know how to work it and it is not built solely for software developers, MBAs and chess champions. Bloomberg looks at countries around the ...

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The Family Gasoline Bill: Scarcity trumps efficiency

John Latta - Jun 12, 2013

The Family Gasoline Bill: Scarcity trumps efficiency

Americans spend a relatively small part of their income on gasoline. But it’s unlikely to get any smaller. It was just a bit less than 4 percent of income before taxes in 2012, the highest in nearly three decades. Consider that the ...

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Young Americans are driving less

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 25, 2013

Young Americans are driving less

Though traffic congestion has been on the rise since January, vehicle miles driven in America are nowhere near their pre-recession levels. In fact, according to a Frontier Group report, Americans drove about 6 percent fewer miles per year in 2011 than ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

The Reasonable Voices of Business By Kirk Landers General Motors chairman and CEO Dan Akerson caused a brief outbreak of raised eyebrows in the business community last month when he told the Detroit News that he would rather see the U.S. government ...

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Diesel, gas continue to rise

Amy Materson - Apr 05, 2011

The Department of Energy reported Monday that diesel prices rose 4.4 cents to a $3.976 per gallon national average. Gasoline also increased, rising to $3.684 cents per gallon, an 8.8-cent increase over the previous week. Compared with figures from the same ...

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