gouging http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/8991/all en 'Evening News' Supports Obama 'Reform,' Complains about Credit Card Fees http://www.mrc.org/articles/evening-news-supports-obama-reform-complains-about-credit-card-fees <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On the heels of President Barack Obama’s weekend radio address, where he lobbied for so-called credit card reform, “CBS Evening News” chimed in calling the legislation “help” for small business borrowers.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/evening-news-supports-obama-reform-complains-about-credit-card-fees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Bailout BarackObama billgriffith CenterforResponsibleLending CNBC creditcard DorisMcMillon fees gouging interest lending RussMitchell Mon, 11 May 2009 14:03:36 +0000 admin 26804 at http://www.mrc.org Media Condemn Oil Speculators after Announcement of CFTC Investigation http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-condemn-oil-speculators-after-announcement-cftc-investigation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     The search for a villain in the story of rising gas prices has become a daily pursuit for journalists and politicians seeking the spotlight. The latest party to be indicted are so-called “market manipulators” who trade oil as a commodity beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. regulatory authorities.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-condemn-oil-speculators-after-announcement-cftc-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government congress ethanol fuel gas gasoline gouging investigation oil price pump Fri, 30 May 2008 19:08:50 +0000 admin 26150 at http://www.mrc.org NPR's $100 Oil Series: Profits Will Be Used for New Exploration http://www.mrc.org/articles/nprs-100-oil-series-profits-will-be-used-new-exploration <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;National Public Radio’s coverage of oil hitting $100 a barrel this week has uncovered another underreported angle to oil profits: funding future explorations.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In NPR’s “Morning Edition” <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=2100689"></a>Christopher Joyce <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16281889"></a>explained that even though “high oil prices also help drive up the price of exploration,” oil companies are paying now for future fuel.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nprs-100-oil-series-profits-will-be-used-new-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy Big Oil Chevron company exploration Exxon gas gasoline gouging oil oil shale profits pump Shell Wed, 14 Nov 2007 22:04:40 +0000 admin 25239 at http://www.mrc.org Spring has Sprung: Media Begin Gas Price Complaints http://www.mrc.org/articles/spring-has-sprung-media-begin-gas-price-complaints <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     A sure sign of spring is the launch of media hysteria about the increasing cost of gasoline.</p> <br /> <p >     “Gas prices are not just creeping up again, they’re shooting up and we’re still a long way from summer,” said anchor Charles Gibson as he introduced the lead story on “World News” for March 12.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/spring-has-sprung-media-begin-gas-price-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy Taxes car driving fuel gas gasoline gouging prices profit profiteering summer Tue, 13 Mar 2007 18:25:46 +0000 admin 25591 at http://www.mrc.org Wash. Post Notes Popularity of Gas Price Conspiracy Theories Among General Public http://www.mrc.org/articles/wash-post-notes-popularity-gas-price-conspiracy-theories-among-general-public <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Washington Post reporter <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/05/AR2006100501907.html"></a>Steven Mufson devoted an October 6 Business section article to how “Conspiracy Theories Abound as Oil Prices Fluctuate.” Yet while Mufson gave credit to CNN’s Miles O’Brien for dismissing conspiracy enthusiasts, he left out how O’Brien’s colleague Jack Cafferty entertained the notion on the network.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wash-post-notes-popularity-gas-price-conspiracy-theories-among-general-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Energy cafferty CNN conspiracy FTC GasPrice gouging MilesO'Brien oil Fri, 06 Oct 2006 17:49:12 +0000 admin 25016 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Williams Punches 'Big Oil' with Populist Talking Points http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-williams-punches-big-oil-populist-talking-points <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A computer glitch that dramatically lowered the price at the pump to one-tenth its value gave NBC’s Brian Williams an excuse to launch into a populist anti-oil industry diatribe.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Noting that the price for mid-grade unleaded at “the Charles Street Stop-and-Go in Rockford, Illinois” was supposed to be $3.09 a gallon, the New Jersey native explained that a “computer glitch somehow moved the decimal point on the price one place to the left,” charging motorists only 30 cents a gallon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-williams-punches-big-oil-populist-talking-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy BrianWilliams GasPrices gouging NBC OilCompanies profits Wed, 23 Aug 2006 21:59:00 +0000 admin 25079 at http://www.mrc.org ABC: Gas Prices Too High? Don't Just Drive On By http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-gas-prices-too-high-dont-just-drive <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You’re shopping for jeans at the mall and Banana Republic is charging you twice what you would pay at Old Navy or Sears. Quick, call the government and report them!</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That’s ridiculous, you say. Just take your business elsewhere. Vote with your feet.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; But that’s not the advice ABC’s “Good Morning America” gave viewers of the August 8 program when it came to dealing with “panic at the pump” over an Alaskan oil pipeline shutdown.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-gas-prices-too-high-dont-just-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy GasPrices gouging hoarding Katrina oil pump spike station Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:57:09 +0000 admin 25100 at http://www.mrc.org