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Rising gas prices crimp Americans' spending

WASHINGTON - Higher gas prices are crimping consumer spending and slowing the already weak U...increase demand for oil and gas and also raise their prices.Higher gas prices are eating up a bigger share of Americans' incomes than in previous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-09-14/rising-gas-prices-crimp-am
Gasoline in state remains a bargain

Augusta-area vacationers flooding the highways during Memorial Day weekend may be paying higher gas prices than last year but they still are a step ahead of everyone else. Even as gas prices continue to rise in the face of decreased...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/27/met_262343.shtml
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New year will bring higher gas prices

Gas prices are pushing upward into the new year and are less than a nickel away from the price consumers were paying this time last year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-31/new-year-will-bring-higher
What Is It?

...generally reliable and simple to maintain and the cheap prices made for a better daily transportation vehicle. Even with higher gas prices you could ride in luxury and still save money."Another good example of a vehicle from the 'good old days.'"Heath...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-01-30/what-it
Mild consumer price increases, rising builder confidence aid US economic growth

...consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent in September, the Labor Department said, driven by higher gas prices. When excluding gas and food costs, prices rose just 0.1 percent. Overall prices have risen just 2 percent in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-17/mild-consumer-price-increa
Wal-Mart's weak forecast shows how poor and middle-class being squeezed

...been hit with a double whammy: the payroll tax hike, which has cut her household monthly income by $260, and higher gas prices."We had to do a flip on our budget," said Burkhardt, a legal assistant who plans to cut back on her trips to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-21/wal-marts-weak-forecast-sh
Historic Westville museum might move to boost attendance

...and dropped to 13,142 last year. The executive director of Westville, Leo Goodsell, attributed the decline to higher gas prices and schools cutting back on field trips."It's to the point where you have to ask yourself, if we've got a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-02-03/historic-westville-museum-might-mov
Gas prices could continue to rise through September

...108.05 ? $2.10 more than the previous week.The summer vacation season increases demand and contributes to higher gas prices but does not explain fluctuations on its own, Brady said.In both 2011 and 2012, fuel prices rose after July Fourth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-22/gas-prices-could-continue-ris
US retail sales jumped in September, reflecting growing confidence, new iPhone

...category. That contrasted with August's retail sales, which rose almost entirely on the strength of auto sales and higher gas prices.Sales of electronics and appliances last month swelled 4.5 percent, in part because of iPhone sales. Sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-15/us-retail-sales-jumped-sep
Downtown Pawn Shop stays in the family

...retrieve them on Friday when they get paid.They're trying to make it from one paycheck to the next, he said.Higher gas prices have contributed to that trend. Pawn shops are a direct reflection of society and human necessity, Butler said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2012-11-25/downtown-paw