Originally Posted by Mr. Ed
I feel that it is a setting issue but have yet to find a setting that fixes it
You're referring to the missing location, yes?
Honestly not sure.
I opened all location permissions just now on my LTEvo and have the same issue - on several browsers, stock, Boat, Naked, Chrome.
If I search, it certainly knows where I am and offers advice.
I see both phones are not logged in, so it can't be related to g+.
It's likely some deficiency on the HTC that's been there for some time.