Stories by Jonathan Fahey

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

GE sees strong US economy as profit rises

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. posted strong third quarter results, issued an upbeat forecast for the fourth quarter and said U.S. industrial activity is at its highest level since the financial ...
By Jonathan Fahey

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Why drop in oil prices could squeeze US economy

Drivers, shippers, airlines enjoy plunge in oil prices, but there are downsides for US economy.
By Jonathan Fahey

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

SolarCity loan deal could propel rooftop market

NEW YORK — SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption.
By Jonathan Fahey

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

US predicts less oppressive heating bills this winter

NEW YORK - Heating bills should be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return.
By Jonathan Fahey

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Gas prices falling

Pump price to fall below $3 in many states due to lower oil prices, typical autumn slide.
By Jonathan Fahey

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Businesses press for policy changes to help climate

Ahead of United Nations summit on climate change, businesses and investors are pressing for market-based solutions.
By Jonathan Fahey

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

Electrolux to buy appliance division of General Electric in $3.3 billion deal.
By Jonathan Fahey

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Wind and solar farms stirring up portfolios

NEW YORK - Energy companies are wrapping renewable energy projects and other power-related assets that generate steady cash to attract investors hunting for dividends.
By Jonathan Fahey

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SolarCity to acquire solar panel maker

Elon Musk, the chairman of the solar installer SolarCity, announced Tuesday that the company would acquire a solar panel maker and build factories bigger than those that make panels.
By Jonathan Fahey

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Scant relief: Summer gas price to dip 1 cent

Energy Department forecasts slightly lower gasoline prices for the summer and year.
By Jonathan Fahey

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Higher gasoline prices are on the way

NEW YORK - The price of gasoline held steady into early February, but an increase is almost inevitable this time of year.
By Jonathan Fahey

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

US oil companies call for changes in US law on crude exports

NEW YORK - American oil companies have not been allowed to export crude for 40 years, but the industry wants to change that, even though the U.S. still consumes far more oil than it produces.
By Jonathan Fahey

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Oil prices might fall on easing tensions with Iran

NEW YORK - Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not allow Iran to export more oil.
By Jonathan Fahey

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Tips to keep your heating bill lower

After two years of flat or lower fuel prices, many residents will pay sharply more to heat their homes this winter, according to government forecasts.
By Jonathan Fahey

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Utilities want solar customers to pay fair share

ATLANTA - Sunlight is free, but if you use it to make electricity your power company wants you to pay. Utilities in many states say solar-friendly rate plans, conceived to promote alternative ...
By Jonathan Fahey

Friday, Aug 16, 2013

Electric companies offer more plans

Some power companies offer more customized plans, but consumers should be careful - they could end up paying more.
By Jonathan Fahey

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Oil prices rise with demand

NEW YORK - The price of oil has shot up $11 a barrel in two weeks on rising demand in the U.S. and political upheaval in the Middle East. Gas prices are about to follow.
By Jonathan Fahey

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gasoline prices begin summer slide

NEW YORK - Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.
By Jonathan Fahey

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

US boom transforming global oil trade

The threat of chronic oil shortages is all but gone, U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern oil will continue to dwindle, and oil will increasingly flow to the developing economies of Asia, according ...
By Jonathan Fahey

Monday, April 22, 2013

Oil's decline feeds drop in gas prices

Over the past three weeks, the price of oil has fallen by 9 percent to $88 a barrel. That has helped extend a slide in gasoline prices that began in late February.
By Jonathan Fahey

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Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
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