50 Things Being Blamed on High Oil Prices

It's the end of free pizza delivery as we know it.

1. Tires are 5% to 10% more expensive. (USA Today)

2. Some schools may cut back on field trips. (News & Observer, North Carolina)

3. Some schools are considering route changes that would create longer walks to the bus stop, raising safety concerns. (The Gazette, Maryland)

4. Robot aircraft look even more attractive to the military. (Department of Defense/American Forces Press Service)

5. Workers who use their cars on the job are getting a better break from the IRS. (Baltimore Sun)

6. United Airlines will furlough about 950 pilots. (WSJ)

7. Pizza delivery charges are rising. (Pacific Business News)

8. Kangaroo harvesters are seeking alternative careers. (Australian Broadcasting Corp.)

9. Chartering a fishing boat is getting pricier. (AP)

10. Learning to drive? Plan on paying a surcharge. (Petoskey News-Review)

11. Squid fishermen are angry. (AFP)

12. Gas theft is on the rise in California’s San Joaquin Valley. (Fresno Bee)

13. Youth softball teams are cutting back on travel to tournaments. (WHSV-TV)

14. The price of road salt for next winter’s storms is rising. (Peoria Journal Star)

15. Community colleges are cutting Friday classes. (USA Today)

16. If you get caught speeding in Holly Springs, Ga., the ticket will cost you $12 more. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

17. School lunch prices are going up. (MSNBC)

18. NASCAR teams are spending more–and fretting about whether crowds will avoid traveling to races. (Sacramento Bee)

19. Golf-cart regulation becomes a subject of debate in Indiana. (UPI)

20. College football fans are rethinking their plans to travel to watch their favorite teams. (Topeka Capital-Journal)

21. Elgin, Ill., is getting a new wind-turbine parts plant. (Chicago Tribune)

22. Bacon and ham could get more expensive. (WSJ)

23. Some U.S. cities could lose their commercial airline service. (New York Times)

24. Dallas-area residents are paying more to get rid of their garbage. (WFAA-TV)

25. Air travelers get charged to check their bags. (New York Times)

26. Demand for certain types of planes is growing. (Financial Post)

27. Railroads see a growth opportunity. (WSJ)

28. Demand for wine is weakening. (Portland Business Journal)

29. Commuters are changing their ways. (Chicago Tribune)

30. We’re not seeing our family and friends as much, at least according to one poll. (Business Wire via MarketWatch)

31. U.S. federal researchers cut back on ocean-going trips to study climate change. (AP)

32. One Virginia library mulls bringing back the bookmobile. (Daily Times, Maryland)

33. Gas rage. (Orange County Register)

34. Japan girds for a sashimi shortage. (AFP)

35. Some police departments put officers on foot. (USA Today)

36. A Montana high school basketball conference scraps its annual tournament in favor of playoffs. (AP via Missoulian, Montana)

37. Driver who have their cars confiscated in Philadelphia pay $15 more for towing fee. (KYW-TV)

38. Yes, we have no cheap bananas today. (WSJ)

39. Sending a bouquet of flowers costs more. (Press-Enterprise, California)

40. Volunteer fire departments want more donations. (KSWO-TV)

41. Churches around Bowling Green, Ky., are seeing more requests for assistance, reduced collections and lower attendance for some services. (Daily News, Kentucky)

42. Home health care services raise the minimum time for a visit. (Rapid City Journal, South Dakota)

43. The French navy decided to cancel some exercises. (AP)

44. Students at Texas Tech University must endure longer waits for campus buses. (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas)

45. Truckers struck in Chile, causing shortages of food. (Bloomberg)

46. More people in Boston are riding the “T.” (WCVB-TV)

47. A company offers gas-price hedging for consumers. (AutoWeek)

48. Sugar futures are up. (MarketWatch)

49. Meals on Wheels programs are losing volunteers. (AP via Boston Globe)

50. Indie music fans are out of luck due to some bands canceling tours and staying home. (AP)

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