Oil prices have dipped below $60 a barrel for the first time in five years, and gas prices at many stations here in L.A. are below $3 a gallon. What’s going on? And how are falling crude prices affecting local drillers? Next, personal finance gurus say extreme frugality is the key to saving and financial stability. But one expert says that advice misses the point. In our weekly film roundup, we look at big releases this weekend including “Inherent Vice” and “Top Five,” as well as the Golden Globe surprises and snubs. And finally, what are the ethical implications for news outlets that publish the hacked emails between Sony studio head Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin?
The Gas Price Roller Coaster, the Myth of Extreme Saving, and the Sony Hack
From this Episode:
Understanding Oil Prices
The price of oil has dipped below $60 a barrel, a five-year milestone. Meanwhile in the L.A. area, the price of regular gas has dropped below three dollars a gallon. What’s...
9 min, 7 sec
What Do Falling Gas Prices Mean For L.A. Oil Producers?
Oil and gas prices are obviously a big concern for Angelenos who drive everywhere. But we don’t just consume oil -- we also produce a lot of it. What do falling crude prices...
8 min, 16 sec
The Myth of Extreme Saving
Despite an improving economy, Americans aren’t saving much money. According to one recent survey, as many as 40 percent of adults in the country are living...
8 min, 2 sec
Movie Awards Season in Full Swing
In our weekly film segment, we take a look at the latest big screen releases. Coming into the home stretch of the holiday season, some of this weekend’s most-anticipated...
14 min, 16 sec