Tampa, FL – News that a Malaysian Airliner was shot down quickly put upward pressure on the price of oil. West Texas Intermediate closed the week at $103.13 a barrel on the NYMEX on Friday – an increase of $2.30 from last week.
“Oil rose on concerns that violence could spread in response to the crash,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gas prices are currently falling more than a half cent a day, but geopolitical tension could slow the rate of discount at the pump this week.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – The price of oil dropped for the third consecutive week, pushing retail prices to their lowest level in months. Sunday, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline fell for the 16th consecutive day. Since last week, the average price fell 4 cents to $3.62, the cheapest price since April.
Oil settled at its lowest price in two months on the NYMEX as U.S. stockpiles increased last week and supply risks eased in Iraq and Libya. The price for a barrel of oil settled at $100.83 Friday, a $3.23 decline from a week ago. «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – The United States surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer this year.
According to a report from the Bank of America Corp., the U.S. is projected to remain the top producer of 2014 because domestic output is forecast to increase and production growth outside the U.S. has been lower than anticipated. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has obtained indictments for two Georgia men, accused of statutory rape in an ongoing TBI human trafficking investigation.
On August 1st, 2012, and at the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents began investigating a sex trafficking case involving a minor female victim.
Tampa, FL – Gasoline prices are beginning to decline as we approach the Independence Day holiday weekend. AAA forecasts the most automobile travelers in seven years, as more than 34.8 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more.
However, motorists are likely to find the most expensive gasoline prices for Independence Day since 2008.
Optimistic Americans are dusting off credit cards, helping to boost overall holiday travel volume 1.9% over last year
Tampa, FL - AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level since 2007. «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – The violence in Iraq caused plenty of pain at the pump for U.S. motorists last week. Throughout the last seven days, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose 5 cents in Florida and Tennessee, and 6 cents in Georgia.
“Motorists will be relieved to see that the average price for gasoline came to a screeching halt over the weekend,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Unfortunately, the unrest in Iraq is likely to continue influencing prices in the near future.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee ranks 6th in the Nation for Insurance Claims Resulting from Lightning according to State Farm
State Farm® Paid out Nearly $15 Million in Lightening Claims in 2013
Lightning is an underrated danger and the second leading cause of storm-related deaths in the U.S., exceeded only by floods. Most lightning claims were surge or power related.
Damage is generally caused by power surges carried by the electrical wiring, TV cable, or phone lines serving the home or business and usually involve one or more electronic items.
According to State Farm, Tennessee paid out more than $5 million in lightning claims. Georgia led the nation in claims resulting from lightening in 2013 with nearly $15 million paid out.
Tampa, FL – Gasoline prices in the southeast were on a streak of declines before the conflict in Iraq began. The average price for a gallon of gasoline fell 51 days straight in Florida, 44 days in Georgia, and 12 days in Tennessee.
However, the streaks ended Saturday as the violence in Iraq caused oil prices to jump.
Crye-Leike remains 5th largest real estate firm according to REAL Trends, Inc.
Nashville, TN – Crye-Leike, REALTORS has been ranked as the nation’s 5th largest residential real estate brokerage according to REAL Trends, Inc.
Crye-Leike once again made the REAL Trends 500 list which is an annual research report that identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and separately by closed sales volume.
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