Average US price of gas drops 9 cents per gallon to 284

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 9 cents per gallon (3.8 litres) over the past three weeks, to $2.84.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that lower crude oil prices contributed to the drop at the pump.The price is 17 cents lower than what it was a year ago.The highest average price in the nation is $3.94 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area.The lowest average is $2.27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.The average price of diesel fell by 4 cents since May 17, to $3.12.The Associated Press read more

Healthcare company to create 150 jobs in Mayo

first_imgA HEALTHCARE SERVICES company based in Mayo is to expand its operations and create 150 new jobs in the next three years.UK-based Northgate announced the expansion this morning.The jobs will focus on the company’s core services including IT and transactional services, as well as document management services and an extension to the health services already in place.Northgate already employs 200 people in a service that provides hearing screening for newborns.Northgate’s Executive Director, Joe Bradley said that the jobs were good news.“The creation of an additional 150 jobs is good news for the country and will provide a boost for the Irish economy over time, as well as enhancing Northgate’s contribution to providing key public sector services in Ireland.”The announcement was made at the first conference of the West/North West Hospitals Group.Also announced at the conference were plans to establish a new collaborative Centre for Learning and Innovation, the first of its kind Ireland.The new centre will place an emphasis on simulated training and will include mocked up wards and theatres.Read: 10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retainedRead: Microsoft looking to hire 95 people in Irelandlast_img read more