Laure (no surname given) pumps gas at the Ugas station March 6, 2011 in Miami, Florida.The national average for a gallon of self-serve, regular gas was $3.50 a .33 cent increase from two weeks ago. This was the second largest two-week jump in gas prices ever, largely due to the events unfolding in Libya.
A pro-life activist stands in front of pro-choice activists with the National Organization For Women at a vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court on January 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. The vigil was held to mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
A sign is displayed in front of a foreclosed home on March 12, 2010 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A new report by RealtyTrac Inc. announced that the number of foreclosed homes in Connecticut, one of the nation's wealthiest states, is up 3.4 percent from January to February of this year. Nationwide foreclosures have decreased by two percent from January to February. The report, which was released yesterday, says there were nearly 2,300 foreclosure filings in Connecticut last month, compared with nearly 2,200 in January.
The facade of the New York Stock Exchange is viewed on April 2, 2012 in New York City. In the first trading day of April, U.S. stocks opened the second quarter with limited gains with the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 37.95 points to 13,249 in morning trading.
A 'we are hiring' sign is displayed on a table during the San Francisco Hirevent job fair at the Hotel Whitcomb on March 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. As the national unemployment rate stands at 8.3 percent, job seekers turned out to meet with recruiters at the San Francisco Hirevent job fair where hundreds of jobs were available.
Work is shown underway at the construction site for the Channel Mission Bay housing development on March 23, 2012 in San Francisco, California. After years of being dormant, new apartment construction in the city of San Francisco is set to take off as the city's technology sector continues to grow. Nearly 22,000 apartment units are currently in various stages of permit approvals and construction.
A sign shows gas prices over five dollars a gallon for all three grades at a EXXON service station on March 13, 2012 in Washington, DC According to AAA the average price of gas has climbed three tenths of a cent nationwide as a result of high oil prices and tensions tied to Iran's nuclear program.
A Miami-Dade county Metrorail train pulls into a station on March 12, 2012 in Miami, Florida. With gas prices on the rise, mass transit systems around the country have seen a 2.31 percent rise in ridership during 2011 over the previous year according to the American Public Transportation Association.
A sign shows gas prices nearing $5 a gallon for regular unleaded at a Shell service station on March 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. According to AAA the average price of regular unleaded gasoline climbed three-tenths of a cent nationwide as a result of high oil prices and tensions tied to Iran's nuclear program.