A good many people don't think the new high tech "smart" electricity meters are as smart as their electric utility company says they are. Some people want nothing to do with them, and are fighting efforts to replace the old meters with the new ones.
The more we learn about the massive $26 billion foreclosure settlement between the five biggest mortgage lenders and the states' attorneys general, growing numbers of borrowers are realizing that the deal will do little, if anything, to help them out.
Turmoil in the Middle East is nothing new. Gas prices going up is nothing new. What is new is the possibility that we could be looking at prices at the pump lurking in the neighborhood of $5 a gallon by the summer. And that’s painful.
Lufkin Industries has completed a merger that will make the company an even bigger worldwide player in oil exploration and production. Lufkin's British subsidiary, Lufkin Industries Holdings UK Limited, has bought Zenith Oilfield Technology Ltd., based in Aberdeen, Scotland.