It’s not like buying lottery tickets is particularly difficult. But because states continually want to increase revenues via rising lottery sales, they’re constantly looking for “innovations” that make lottery tickets easier to buy and available at every turn—like at the gas pump, the ATM, or just the computer screen.
Theme parks are so predictable. Universal Orlando recently jacked up admissions prices by a few bucks, just as it did last year in the weeks before kids start their summer breaks. It was only a matter of time before Disney followed suit.
The national average for a gallon of regular is almost exactly the same as it was for Memorial Day 2012. And yet, for the past two years, the periods leading up to Memorial Day couldn’t be more different.
This week, the death of one high-profile grocery chain, and the ascendancy of another, tells us a lot about what Americans want in a supermarket—and what we’re just not buying.
Why is it that government officials seem inspired to reach the heights of creativity coming up with new taxes? Who knows. But their efforts could mean you’ll be paying new taxes on everything from bicycles to bowling, 2-by-4s to marijuana.
Demand for gasoline usually dips during the cold, sleepy month of February. Prices at the pump tend to decrease or remain flat as well. Not last February, though, when gas prices spiked during a run-up to peak prices in the …
Gas prices have been on the rise for weeks, and they’re set to spike in the months ahead. Does this sound at all familiar?
What does a winter resort do when winter barely arrives?
We’ve come a long way. For much of 2012, drivers have been paying 10¢, sometimes 25¢ more per gallon than the same time in 2011—which was the priciest year ever for gasoline.
Around the country over the past week, gas prices have been dropping nearly 2¢ per day, on average. At this pace, by next summer, gas will be free!