Avoid Typing Your PIN at the Pump to Reduce Your Chances of Fraud

We've discussed when to use credit versus debit when shopping, and usually at the gas pump, credit is your best option if you're not paying cash. If you have to use debit though, Consumer Reports suggests processing it like credit—as in, don't type your PIN—to reduce your odds of getting your card stolen. » 12/26/13 10:07am 12/26/13 10:07am

How Frank Lloyd Wright's futuristic gas station was the first Starbucks

The small town of Cloquet, Minnesota (pop: 11,000) is home to the gorgeous R.W. Lindholm Service Station, the only gas station design by Frank Lloyd Wright. But this was not just a place for pumping gas. This little two-floor car-centric building was to be the social and cultural center of the architect's vision of a… » 8/31/11 2:30pm 8/31/11 2:30pm

Artists Cover Abandoned Gas Station With Fabric Panels

At 2301 E. Colvin Street in Syracuse, New York, a once defunct gas station has been covered in colorful fabric panels by the International Fiber Collaborative. Why? Um, to draw attention to the problem of 1700 abandoned gas stations. That's a problem? Aren't there something like 150,000 gas stations in the US? Anyway,… » 4/24/08 1:20pm 4/24/08 1:20pm