A few links that track gas prices and other related items (via the WSJ):
• GasPriceWatch.com — A database-driven
site that allows users to search for the lowest prices across the country;
depends on "spotters" to supply data.
• GasBuddy.com — A nationwide site
that aggregates data from 170 local gasoline-price Web sites operated by
GasBuddy, such as losangelesgasprices.com or californiagasprices.com.
• FuelEconomy.com — This site
offers links for price information on a state-by-state basis, which drills down
into lists of city links.
• FuelMeUp.com — A consumer-based site that
depends on drivers to submit data on where to find the cheapest gasoline around
• Fuel Cost Calculator — This site
estimates the amount and cost of gasoline needed to complete vacation trips,
based on current prices from AAA’s daily online Fuel Gauge Report, as well as
the latest highway fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Surge in Gasoline Prices Spark Dire Comparisons and Forecasts
WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE, August 31, 2005 2:17 p.m.
It appears the damage to New Orleans region is far worse than originally expected. As we did with the Tsunami, here are numerous resources that you may find helpful in keeping informed about the damage, and making donations to help survivors:
1) Relief Organizations
Known as the most efficient relief charity in the U.S. (and Non-denominational also)
88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, CT USA 06902
Toll Free: 1-800-486-HELP (4357) Phone: 01-203-658-9500
see below for complete list of charities
2) News Coverage
Google Groups katrina relief aid
The KatrinaHelp Wiki relief page
3) Weather Related Resources
National Hurricane Center
Actual Water Level Measurements, at New Orleans, LA
USGS 073802338 IWW @ I-510 Bridge (Paris Rd) http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=073802338
See this Google Map for location:
National Weather Service
Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding)
4) Government Resources
Federal Emergency Management Agency
City of New Orleans
Louisiana Governor’s Office
Mississippi Emergency Management
Louisiana Homeland Security
5) State Government Resources
Louisiana Emergency Road Closures
Mississippi Emergency Road Closures
Alabama Emergency Road Closures
Florida Emergency Road Closures
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Update
There is a terrific Dow Jones Chart (1900-2004) for sale at the Minyanville.com gallery. Its along the same concept of a chart we did back in 2003 — only this one includes P/E ratios, which is a very instructive addition to the graph: click for an enormous chart: “Officially licensed and designed by Minyanville’s own…Read More
AppleInsider: Apple Computer plans to host a special event on September 7th to
introduce new music-related products.
Monday the iPod maker began distributing e-mail invites to the event, which will
take place at 10:00am on Sept. 7th at San Francisco’s Moscone
"1000 songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again,"
the invite reads, in part. The slogan "1000 songs in your pocket" was
originally used by the Apple when it introduced the the very first 5GB iPod
digital music player in 2001.