Tag Archive: cost

Apr 02 2012

Blame for high oil prices is misplaced- even by conservatives

By Merrill Matthews There has been some media grumbling lately – including from some who are viewed as conservative leaning – about U.S. oil companies exporting oil. The complaint: The U.S. imports and refines lots of oil, so why isn’t that oil being sold to and used in the U.S. rather than to other countries? …

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Mar 12 2012

Pumping Gas Prices for All They’re Worth

Can our nation survive $5-a-gallon gas? By Donald Kaul Oh my God. Gasoline is headed for five bucks a gallon. I read it in the newspaper, so I know it’s true. The national average is already creeping up on $4, and it’s bound to climb higher as the summer surge in travel approaches. FIVE DOLLARS …

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Feb 21 2012

Can your family afford college?

By Jason Alderman I’m a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, “Is a degree really worth the cost?” For many people it certainly is: On average, college graduates earn $550,000 more than …

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Dec 20 2011

The three R’s of Christmas

By Tom Flannery The cost of everything is going up these days, and that includes the cost to purchase everything in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song.  As calculated annually by PNC Wealth Management, that would now run you $24,263 (up from $23,439 last year). And what would you get for all that money?  Certainly …

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Sep 21 2011

Cost of Texas’ drought

By Tom Pauken   Devastating wildfires across Texas in recent weeks have been the most visible evidence of a year-long drought that Texas officials have declared to be the worst on record. Behind the highly visible carnage caused by the fires, the drought also has inflicted a toll on the Texas economy that will have …

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Jul 07 2011

Summer travel

By Texas AG Greg Abbott Summer has arrived, and travel companies across the country are capitalizing on the season by offering airfare, hotel and rental car specials. Fortunately, most vendors are honest brokers who offer good deals to their customers. However, any family trying to stay within their travel budgets should be cognizant of unexpected …

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Mar 31 2011

Procrastinators pay

I’m the last person to cast aspersions on anyone who procrastinates, given my own occasional lapses in that area. I’ll leave it to the self-help gurus to supply behavior-modification techniques. What I will say, however, is that procrastination can be a very costly habit. Here’s how putting off the inevitable can reap unpleasant financial consequences: …

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Feb 09 2011

Obesity costs as big as Texas

Obesity costs Texas businesses $9.5 billion annually, and if the obesity rate and the cost of health care continue to increase as projected, the cost to businesses could reach $32.5 billion per year by 2030, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today. The price tag for obesity is almost triple an estimate Combs released in 2007. …

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