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giving the state greater powers to investigate mergers of fuel companies and allegations of fuel price gouging passed the House of Representatives this afternoon with a mostly party line vote of 106 to 36. It now heads to the Senate, which has until the final day of the session – May 5 – to vote. You can read the full details of the legislation – “An Act Concerning Competition in the Motor Fuel Industry” – here . And at the bottom of this blog I’ve posted a story Transportation Reporter Martin Cassidy filed in mid-March when the bill made it out of the General Law Committee. Shapiro is a ...
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 considers various measures under suspension of the rules, including a bill to protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline (HR 1252) and a half-dozen veterans-related measures, including bills to extend eligibility for free medical care for returning combat veterans (HR 612), to expand research and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (HR 2199) and to boost outreach programs at the Veterans Affairs Department (HR 67). The Senate  considers proposed amendments to a compromise immigration overhaul bill (S 1348). The President  delivers commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. ... market research, surveys and trends
Speaking of Money in the Gov's Race
While Bill Haslam has substantially outspent his rivals in the Republican gubernatorial primary so far, new disclosures show Ron Ramsey and Zach Wamp could be closer to financial parity in the waning days of the primary campaign. For all three major candidates, the biggest expenditures have been in broadcast advertising and that is certain to hold true for the rest of the campaign. Early voting begins Friday and primary election day is Aug. 5. Campaign finance disclosures covering the second quarter, show Knoxville Mayor Haslam continued to raise more money than Lt. Gov. Ramsey and U.S. Rep. Wamp. But he has also spent more far ... market research, surveys and trends

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Rising Gas & Energy Prices - Speaker Nancy Pelosi | Issues
The New Direction Congress has been working on behalf of America’s families and businesses to lower energy costs for the American consumer, increase energy independence, enhance our national security, and reduce global warming. On September 16, the House passed the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act , H.R. 6899 . The legislation is a bold step forward, helping end our dependence on foreign oil and increase our national security.  It launches a clean renewable energy future that creates new American jobs, expands domestic energy supply--including new offshore drilling, and invents and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Gas-tax cuts near, but zone-price ban remains unlikely ...
State lawmakers have hammered out a law to rein in gasoline costs at the pump, and county officials are looking to follow suit, following the spring-long spike that has sent prices past $3 a gallon. In Albany, the Assembly and Senate will vote this week on a compromise bill announced May 10 to cap the state sales tax on gas. The compromise keeps the Assembly's 8-cent cap but scales it down should gas prices fall below $2 a gallon. "Everybody - Republicans and Democrats - are committed to mitigating whay's obviously a tremendous escalation in cost in a short period of time," said Adam Bradley, D-White ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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NASHVILLE - While Bill Haslam has substantially outspent his rivals in the Republican gubernatorial primary so far, new disclosures show Ron Ramsey and Zach Wamp could be closer to financial parity in the waning days of the primary campaign. For all three major candidates, the biggest expenditures have been in broadcast advertising, and that is certain to hold true for the rest of the campaign. Early voting begins Friday and primary election day is Aug. 5. Campaign finance disclosures covering the second quarter show Knoxville Mayor Haslam continued to raise more money than Lt. Gov. Ramsey and U.S. Rep. Wamp. But he has also ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
CAREY: Same old destructive moratorium
's reaction shifted from listless to knee-jerk: a moratorium on all deep-water oil-drilling operations that have blowout preventers. Of course, this came after federal judges twice tossed out the moratoriums that this administration had tried to impose. These efforts make the White House appear to be actively engaged, as though it is actually doing something to help the residents of the Gulf while doing little more than appeasing environmental-activist supporters. Unfortunately for President Obama , those supporters are outnumbered by the tens of thousands who stand to lose their jobs. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu , Louisiana ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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ARE ANTI-PRICE GOUGING LEGISLATIONS EFFECTIVE AGAINST SELLERS ...
“outright ban”19 on any increase in price above what is necessary. .... 42 Dale Kasler, Debate Over Alleged Gas-price Gouging in California Continue, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Cantwell Calls for Gas Price-Gouging Ban, Greater - Maria Cantwell ...
Summer gas slated to soar 25 cents per gallon above 2005 prices Study shows recent price increases not the result of supply and demand disruptions; oil company excuses don’t add up TUKWILA, WA – Sunday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined oil industry experts at an independently-owned gas station in Tukwila to demand transparency in the oil and gas industry and push for a national ban on gas price-gouging. At the event, Cantwell highlighted a study showing that recent gas price increases in Western states were not, as oil companies claim, the result of ethanol mandates, restrictions on environmentally harmful additives, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Gasoline Price Gouging
reported in November of 2005 that in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, the U.S. Congress has begun an investigation of price gouging in the gasoline industry. The government is trying to determine just what �gouging� means, as well as how to differentiate between unethical pricing and the normal behavior of the market after a supply disruption.   Over the years, federal regulators have regularly investigated complaints about gas pricing but never had brought a charge. According to an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, in almost every case, the government has found a legitimate business reason for price ...
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Is there anything the government can do to lower gas prices ...
Do you realize when the auto was invented average people did not have computers? Now, putting that into perspective, if we can come so far with technology, why haven't we come up with anything, other than a combustible engine in all this time it took WWW.com to get here? Oil men don't want us to? Raise the minimum miles per gallon on all vehicles, and/or ban SUVs. Law of supply and demand. Less gas guzzlers = less demand = lower price. BTW, i saw a big Ford stuck in a 2 ft drainage ditch last week. ot exactly mountain climbing material, that. No, not really. Like you said- it backfired horribly in the 70s. ...
what are some examples of market failures?
It seems to me that some products fail in the market due to being a dumb idea. Others fail due to bad design. Others fail due to poor timing (being ahead of their time, or coming along too late after a fad has gone by). Others fail due to insufficient capital. Others fail due to bad marketing strategy. Others fail due to too much competition. Automobile Safety: The auto industry fought for decades to prevent mandatory seat-belts, air-bags and other critical safety features. Why? Because adding such life-saving devices cut into profits. The Cable Industry: After deregulation in 1984, cable prices soared, quality of programming ...