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Grain Exports

Russia’s economy gets boost from wartime grain shipments – Associated Press

Photo: Harvesters collect wheat on a field in Krasnodar region, southern Russia With much fanfare, ship after ship loaded with grain has sailed from Ukraine after being stuck in the country’s Black Sea ports for nearly six months. More quietly, a parallel wartime deal met Moscow’s demands to clear the way for its wheat to

Gas Taxes

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes – Associated Press

Photo: Los Angeles gas prices President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers. The Democratic president also called on states to suspend their own gas taxes or provide

Gas Prices

Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update for Week of April 25, 2022

Average gasoline prices in Arizona have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.53/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 2,269 stations in Arizona. Prices in Arizona are 14.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.48/g higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest

Opinion

Opinion: Don’t Erode Our Financial Rights to Punish Putin – Inside Sources

Global outrage over the Russian invasion of Ukraine emboldened Western leaders to levy unprecedented sanctions on Russia and the oligarchs bolstering Vladimir Putin’s regime. As war rages on and Russia’s atrocities pile up, there will likely be continued public pressure to take further action. In such emotional times, we must remain vigilant that any measures

Energy

EXPLAINER: Why is Europe balking at a ban on Russian energy?

Photo: Steam leaves a cooling tower of the Lichterfelde gas-fired power plant in Berlin, Germany Shocking pictures from the Ukrainian town of Bucha and accusations of Russian war crimes are building pressure for more sanctions against Moscow. A key potential target: Russian oil and natural gas, and the $850 million that European importers pay for

Ukraine Invasion

Biden pledges new Ukraine aid, warns Russia on chem weapons

President Joe Biden and Western allies pledged new sanctions and humanitarian aid on Thursday in response to Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine, but their offers fell short of the more robust military assistance that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pleaded for in a pair of live-video appearances. Biden also announced the U.S. would welcome up to 100,000

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