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Pain at the pump: Gas prices hit three-year high and are expected to keep rising

Pain at the pump: Gas prices hit three-year high and are expected to keep rising

Finance
Buckle up, America. Gas prices have a hit a level not seen in three years and are expected to continue their upward trajectory.The national average for a gallon of gas reached $ 2.82 this week, a level not seen since summer 2015, according to online gas station database GasBuddy.com.Californians are paying the most: $ 3.61 per gallon. By contrast, Oklahoma has the lowest state average, at about $ 2.50.While gas prices typically head higher every spring due to increased driving demand, the current average is 48 cents more per gallon — an increase of about 20.5 percent — than the $ 2.34 consumers paid a year ago before prices inched downward. For most of summer 2017, the average price hovered around $ 2.30 or trended lower.The summer months will likely bring even higher prices."While it won'
European Central Bank expected to tread carefully amid mounting global insecurities

European Central Bank expected to tread carefully amid mounting global insecurities

Finance
Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), is unlikely to give too much away at his press conference this week amid a surge in economic uncertainty.The Italian economist will speak once again following the ECB Governing Council's rate decision on Thursday, with the bank expected to be cautious to prevent any unwanted tightening of financing conditions. This means Draghi won't reveal much on any potential end to the ECB's massive bond-buying scheme, brought in after the euro zone sovereign debt crises to boost lending and stoke inflation.The threat of a trade war triggered by President Donald Trump — with the U.S. set to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum — has spooked investors and business leaders alike. Meanwhile, the rise of populism in Italy has done little to ca
Bruins not expected to have Rask against visiting Red Wings

Bruins not expected to have Rask against visiting Red Wings

Sports
Tuukka Rask has been in goal for all three Boston Bruins victories over the Detroit Red Wings this season, allowing five goals in the three games. But Rask, apparently, will not be in net when the Bruins close the season series on Tuesday night at TD Garden. Rask, who missed Saturday night's 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens with what he called "a very minor injury," was not on the ice for practice Monday and will likely watch Anton Khudobin play Tuesday night. "Tuukka is nursing a minor injury and he stayed off today," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Monday. "We'll keep an eye out on that one. Other than not having skated now for three days, it doesn't look like he'll be able to go tomorrow, but that's just an observation. "He probably wants to get a little bit of work before he goes ba...
1K flu deaths expected in Louisiana this year, health officials say

1K flu deaths expected in Louisiana this year, health officials say

Health
Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The flu is expected to hit Louisiana hard this year and could potentially result in nearly 1,000 deaths, health officials said this week.The Louisiana Department of Health noticed a sharp spike the the number of flu cases and issued new rounds of flu vaccines to aid prevention. But the state is still in pace for more flu cases than it has seen in recent years."In more severe seasons, the flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana," Dr. Frank Welch, state immunization medical director, told The Advocate. "We are already on track to meet and possibly exceed these statistics for the 2017-18 flu season."Dr. Raoult Ratard, the state epidemiologist, said he expectts the final flu-related death toll to be near 1,000."The message i...
Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

Sports
Kirby Wilson is expected to be named the Arizona Cardinals' running backs coach, according to a published report Tuesday. It will mark a return to the desert for Wilson, radio station 98.7 FM in Arizona reported. Wilson served as the running backs coach with the Cardinals for three seasons from 2004-06. Wilson spent the past two seasons as the running backs coach of the Cleveland Browns. His replacement in Cleveland is Freddie Kitchens, who was the Cardinals' running backs coach this past season. The 56-year-old Wilson has ample NFL experience as a running backs coach. He served in that capacity with the New England Patriots (1997-99), Washington Redskins (2000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003-04), Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-13) and Minnesota Vikings (2014-15) before landing with Cleveland. Ari...