News bites: Gas prices up 8 percent in February

Gas prices went up 8 percent in February, according to CNN Money.

BP hopes to take money from a fund for compensating oil spill victims to settle a lawsuit over the disaster, Reuters reports.

The Wall Street Journal reports on problems at First Solar.

The Houston Chronicle reports on the role of Keystone XL in the gas price debate.

Politico reports that Republicans are hesitant to say how much their Solyndra probe has cost.