Oil Prices Rise on Improving Demand Outlook

Oil prices surged on Monday as Asian trade began, supported by good prospects for fuel demand growth in the next quarter, as investors waited for the OPEC + meeting this week to see how producers react. Brent futures for August rose 50 cents, or 0.7%, to $ 69.22 a barrel …

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Bill failed, but Shaver plans to try again

Rep. Ginny Shaver said she knew news of the first boat fatality after the failure of the boating safety bill she sponsored in the state legislature would hurt – but it would hurt more that this happened in his hometown. A 35-year-old Jefferson County man died of injuries and an …

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Travel numbers rise as Americans hit the road for vacation

Americans hit the road in near record numbers at the start of Memorial Day weekend, as their desire to break free from coronavirus containment overcame rising prices for flights, gasoline and hotels. More than 1.8 million people passed through U.S. airports on Thursday, and the daily count is expected to …

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