In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's smackdown of the Houston area, we were warned that gas prices would certainly be on the rise because of the extensive damage and flooding to the gasoline refineries in that area. It was also suggested by some that higher prices and shortages could last for months. Only part of that came true.
It's not your imagination. You actually are paying more for a gallon of gas today than you did last month, and almost 25 cents more than you did last year at this time. And yes, the rise in prices is continuing.
From our "could you media people please give us some good news for once" department comes the following bit of positive info: last month, home sales prices in Rockford hit their highest level since December of 2008.
It's not much, but every little bit helps. After rising at the beginning of January, pump prices are back on the decline in Illinois and northern Indiana heading into February. We're looking at lower prices than last month, but we're still up from this time last year.
I recently read a piece that detailed the mark-up on movie theater snacks (popcorn, soft drinks, candy) that was rather shocking. I mean, I know that you're charged a pretty big mark-up for your movie-time snacks, but I didn't realize how big...
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