Gas prices up for 8th straight day

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline rose for the eighth straight day on Saturday to $3.835. That is now only about 7% below the record high of $4.11 from July 2008.

Fights brewing over House Republicans’ budget

Lawmakers won’t be finalizing too many financial decisions before the November elections. But they’re about to engage in yet another fight that could risk a government shutdown in the fall.