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Florida Statute 501.160 states that during a state of emergency, it is unlawful to sell, lease, offer to sell, or offer for lease essential commodities, dwelling units, or self-storage facilities for an amount that grossly exceeds the average price for that commodity during the 30 days before the declaration of the state of emergency, unless the seller can justifying the price by showing increases in its prices or market trends. Examples of necessary commodities are food, ice, gas, and lumber. 2. How do I know if I’m being price gouged? The law compares the reported price of the commodity or service during the state of ...
Rep. Shapiro's fuel price gouging bill passes House - Political ...
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 ... market research, surveys and trends
GM Does Not Expect Dealer Price Gouging on Early Chevy Volts
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For Oil Giants, Pricey Gas Means Big Profits - ABC News
While Americans were stung by historically high gas prices this fall, the world's biggest oil companies saw their profits skyrocket. In October, ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, announced net income of $9.9 billion for the most recent earnings quarter, eclipsing analyst expectations and dwarfing the $5.68 billion reported for the same quarter in 2004. It was the largest quarterly profit ever for a U.S. company. ExxonMobil wasn't alone. Royal Dutch Shell saw profits grow 68 percent, to $9.03 billion. BP announced profits at 34 percent above 2004 levels, and ConocoPhillips saw revenue ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Republicans Ignore Sky High Gas Prices While Big - The Democratic ...
On a day when Shell Oil Company announced profits of more than $6 billion, Americans continue to be gouged at the pump while Republican leaders in Washington offer no solutions, only tax breaks for their industry friends. "Today another oil company joined the growing list of big energy firms raking in record profits on the backs of American consumers. It looks like the Bush-Cheney Administration's experience in the oilfields has really paid off for big oil," said Democratic National Committee Press Secretary Stacie Paxton. "Time and again, Republicans in Washington have had an opportunity to offer a real ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Florida Outlines BP Gulf Oil Spill Response For July 9, 2010
On Day 81 of the Gulf oil spill aerial reconnaissance flights from Wednesday showed no oil from Pensacola Bay to Perdido Pass, including Pensacola Beach. Forecasts are for winds and currents to move oil in the Gulf of Mexico westward and projections are Escambia County beaches will remain largely oil free for the next several days. View the Florida Gator Interactive Oil Spill Map . Tar balls, tar patties and sheen continue to be reported in Northwest Florida, although fewer impacts are being observed. All gulf beaches in Escambia County remain under an Oil Impact Notice that will stay in effect until beaches are no longer ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Petaluma doctor reports from Haiti
Dr. Julie Clark, an obstetrician/gynecologist based at the Petaluma Health Center,is on a two-week volunteer medical mission in Port-a-Prince, Haiti. The impoverished nation is still trying to recover from a devastating earthquake on Jan. 12. Clark will be sending reports during her two weeks in Haiti that will be posted on Her updates will appear starting with the most recent post. July 8 It has been a frustrating day. Trying to get simple lab results can take days. My orders don't get read. Or, they're read, but the tests don't get done. Or, the tests get done but we can't find the results. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Gas Price Gouging Report
Jun 25, 2009 ... Gas Price Gouging Report. June 25, 2009. I. KEY FINDINGS .... media, the Attorney General solicited the public for information on instances ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Gas Price Monitoring - Price Gouging vs. Price Volatility
Price gouging is difficult to define, but many people believe that they know it when they see it at the gasoline pump. Volatility in gasoline prices (e.g. up ten cents one day and down three cents two days later) coupled with an overall upward trend in crude oil prices can put consumers and government agencies on the alert for signs of price gouging. To avoid interference in the proper functioning of the market however, care must be exercised in sorting out opportunistic price gouging from normal (i.e. legal) price volatility. Prices in any commodity may fluctuate dramatically for reasons unrelated to anti-competitive activity. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
According to Official California Legislative Information, following .... 42 Dale Kasler, Debate Over Alleged Gas-price Gouging in California Continue, ...
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Google Answers: Gas Price Gouging After Sept 11th
explorer5, I am going to go ahead and post my comment as an Answer to your question. Before rating my answer on this question, if you require additional information or assistance, please post a request for Answer Clarification, and I will do my best to help you out! Gas Gouging After September 11 I was living in St. Louis at the time, so I happened to know that at least one of the states in which this happened was Missouri. However, most of the fines were for $1,000, although some of the businesses had to pay considerably more. Article about the lawsuits, on Fleet Owner website: ...
Information on US Oil Subsidies.
The oil industry as a whole receives up to $113 billion per year in direct federal subsidies, according to experts. The 2005 Energy Bill is a prime example of how political dollars translate into legislation. The Energy Bill, in effect until 2010, authorized $4 billion in federal subsidies to the oil and gas industry. Politicians who played huge roles in gaining subsidies for oil-producing companies include: Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), George Allen (R-VA), Conrad Burns (R-MT), Richard Pombo (R-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX), Dennis Hstert (R-IL), Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-NJ), Trent Lott (R-MS), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Rick O'Donnell ...