Dollars & Sense: $4 gas is out there; unclaimed tax refunds
March 1st, 2011
09:08 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: $4 gas is out there; unclaimed tax refunds

A roundup of today's CNNMoney news:

$4/gallon for gas? Depends where you live: Gas prices vary a lot depending on the state, city and even the block where you buy your gas. The biggest reason is taxes.

Americans still hungry for SUVs: High gas prices aren't affecting car sales. General Motors said it saw strong demand for the Silverado pickup, which posted a 60% gain in sales, and an 84% increase in retail sales to consumers.

Hot cars from the Geneva Auto Show: From Lamborghinis to Ferraris, take a sneak peek at the hottest new cars.

20 years old, $30k in debt, no degree: Stephanie Peter dropped out of school because of financial stress. Now she's stuck with loads of debt and no degree.

$1.1 billion in unclaimed 2007 tax refunds: Half of those who failed to file are owed a refund of $640 or more. And it could be even more: The median potential 2007 refund for people living in Wyoming was  $788, while New Hampshire residents are owed a median refund of $741.

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  1. WestmontWriter

    How many of those Silverados were for businesses?

    March 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. personny

    Israel is becoming a nation

    March 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mmmmm

    We all are indentured servants to the banks, insurance, and oil corporations...its time to regulate their prices!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    @Mmmmm...I don't know about that. You see 'victim' where I see 'volunteer'. Can a man who invested in the stock market and lost it all be termed 'victim'? Hardly. He knew the risks going in, and gambled. FACT: the avg. investor has lost money on Wall Street for the last 20-some odd yrs ago. The avg investor would be better off financially by placing their investments on a Las Vegas casino crap table (on the 'pass' line) rather than investing in the market. It is the desire to become rich without working for it that drives this worldwide ponzi schemewe call our financial system. We are slaves to our own desires, and play the system because of our greed and desire to be rich. For us to 'regulate prices' the Federal Reserve/Central Banks would have to be audited to determine actual prices. If that were to happen, the dream of becoming rich without working for it would disappear. We would become aware of the fleeting nature of riches and begin placing our trust in something more worthwhile.

    March 2, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. AMERICA 1st

    when 1 of those repossessed silverados comes up for sale, ill buy 1

    March 2, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. security

    $4 for a gallon of gas is still less than half the price cheaper than anywhere else in the world at the moment.

    March 2, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. so true phillip

    volunteers.. That is the much proclaimed liberty in the misinformation age. Buy a ton of suvs..its good for the expanding growth.. Boycott western european products of countries already on huge doses of .gov welfare programs.There is no oil shortage or bread lines. How about the list phillip of countries on that huge decades running bailout package? Places where there only ghost towns without it?

    March 2, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ricky

    I need a second job to pay for gas

    March 3, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |