National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.
Ohio State Grad, Pro-Democracy Activist in Egypt Arrested
25 year old Ohio State University graduate Mohamed Soltan was arrested Sunday while protesting for democracy in Egypt. Security forces under the new interim government took him into custody. His current status remains unclear and his location is unknown.
Soltan’s friends and family in Columbus and in Washington D.C. are reported to be contacting Congressional leaders to find more information about his arrest and to help in his release.