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Since Iceland is something of the epicenter of the global financial crisis — its government being the first to essentially go belly up — it's probably not surprising that the Icelanders have come up with the most novel and interesting theory as to what c
The financial crisis is a man-made problem. And it might not have occurred if we had listened to women.
| May 15, 2009
Newport company touts grease as a gas competitor
While the return of gas prices to a more palatable level has stifled public discontent for now, it's hard to predict when the next oil shock may occur.
CARROLL ANDREW MORSE
| November 12, 2008
Are you paying too much for your heating bill?
As winter approaches and energy prices rise worldwide, Rhode Islanders will wince when they open their monthly bills for electricity and natural gas.
Critics charge that lax regulation is inflating utility costs in Rhode Island
| September 10, 2008
Top 10 questions for Maine voters
Here are the top 10 stories and storylines shaping Maine's primary season.
The issues that define the primary campaign
| May 28, 2008
Carmen Romero says the idea of immigrating to the United States is “a Mexican obsession,” though the reality of immigration for many is different from the dream.
The view from Mexico on Immigration
| April 02, 2008
Iraq: Five years later
Five years later, President George Bush and his minions were wrong about the need to fight in Iraq, wrong about the way to fight in Iraq, and wrong about what the war in Iraq would ultimately cost.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the punishing cost of staying any longer
| March 12, 2008
RI politicians seem helpless to stem gas price surge
The worry marks lining politicians’ faces in Rhode Island are getting deeper as gasoline prices keep climbing, and the public seeks a quick fix — or at least someone to blame for the problem.
RICHARD C. LEWIS
| May 17, 2006
RI goes (a little) green
As Rhode Islanders shed their heavy coats and welcome spring, chances are they won’t remember this past fall and winter for the relatively mild weather.
Surging energy costs are leading the state to tap alternative sources once viewed as flaky or unproven
RICHARD C. LEWIS
| April 12, 2006
It is a bit dismaying that public transportation gets so little consideration here, particularly in Portland and its environs, where the buses are frequent and plentiful enough to make them a viable transportation choice.
Portland's public transit system gets around. So why are we still so tied to our cars?
| April 12, 2006
You’d think, with nearly $30 million to spend on heating oil for poor people this winter, the Maine State Housing Authority would have bargained a pretty good price with the oil dealers, right? Wrong.
State gives extra millions to oil dealers, leaving the poor and elderly out in the cold
| February 16, 2006
Add it up, suckers
When you live in Boston, you may not notice every little price hike. But they add up.
Taxi surcharges, rising cable rates, higher oil prices — it’s gonna cost a lot more to live in Boston in 2006
| January 17, 2006
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