May 6th, 2014
Econintersect Weather and Climate Forecast Update
Written by Sig Silber
April showers bring May flowers but this year Spring is late for the central and eastern part of the U.S. May will be a somewhat wet month. See updated May forecast map from NOAA further down in this article. The seasons are progressing but at a rate that is perhaps one month slower than usual.
Gas Prices: Week Ending 05 May 2014: 2.7 Cent Gasoline Price Fall
Econintersect: Average gasoline prices fell an average of 2.7 cents nationwide this past week following the previous week's rise of 3.0 cents. Since 06 January 2014, gas prices have risen 35.0 cents a gallon.
Average prices by region and a breakdown by grade follow after "Read more >>".
At the end of the article is a Gas Buddy graphic with access to local gasoline prices anywhere in the country.
May 5th, 2014
by Mary C. Daly and Leila Bengali - FRBSF Economic Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Earning a four-year college degree remains a worthwhile investment for the average student. Data from U.S. workers show that the benefits of college in terms of higher earnings far outweigh the costs of a degree, measured as tuition plus wages lost while attending school. The average college graduate paying annual tuition of about $20,000 can recoup the costs of schooling by age 40. After that, the difference between earnings continues such that the average college graduate earns over $800,000 more than the average high school graduate by retirement age.
What is the world's deadliest animal based on the number of people they kill?