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More Thanksgiving travelers; don't get stuck at airport

NEW YORK - A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year.During the long holiday weekend, 46.9 million Americans...
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Bringing LNG to the CBJ

...based on recent price estimates, and the cost of commodities often varies from year to year. If oil prices climb and gas prices stay the same, then savings increase. If the reverse happens, savings decrease. The problem is that the prices of...
Gov't: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

...cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, by law is based on a government measure of inflation that was released Thursday. Low gas prices - a boon to all Americans - are driving down consumer prices. Currently the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline...
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Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year

...increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population.They can blame low gas prices.By law, the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation, which...
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Calif.'s climate fight in 11th hour

...Driver's Alliance, is running what climate law proponents call "fear-mongering" ads suggesting the bill will raise gas prices and even result in rationing, harkening back to gas lines during the oil crisis of the 1970s.So far, the Brown administration...
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Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

...North Dakota sponsored the bill and was the only Democrat to support it.Heitkamp said the bill would lower or stabilize gas prices, support jobs and increase U.S. influence abroad.Despite the largely partisan committee vote, Heitkamp said she...
AG denies LNG plant sale

...adjustments to the price that reflected any drop in Cook Inlet gas prices.The attorney general also proposed that Harvest base periodic downward adjustments on a Cook Inlet gas price index that would be part of a cost-based pricing system...
US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

...The surge in SUV sales is due in part to relatively low gas prices, which ended July at around $2.70 per gallon nationwide...of its trucks and SUVs set a new July record, but low gas prices took a toll on the electric Nissan Leaf, which saw sales...
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California gas prices spike amid downward trend

CAMARILLO, Calif. - While gas prices nationwide are on a downward trend, California is experiencing a spike that could see prices top $4 a gallon before easing again...
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Oil spreads across 9 miles of Pacific, fouls beaches

...culvert running under a highway and into a storm drain that emptied into the ocean.The spill was not expected to affect gas prices, even though the pipeline was out of operation for now, said Tom Kloza, global head of energy at the Oil Price Information...
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