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Average gas price soon under $2, lowest since recession

FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, gas station attendant Carlos Macar pumps gas in Andover, Mass. Gasoline is close to breaking below a key psychological barrier as drivers enjoy some of the cheapest pump prices since the recession. The nationwide average price of a gallon of regular Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 was $2.02, down 58 cents from this time last year, according to auto club AAA. Experts say it could drop below $2 in the coming days. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

DALLAS — Gasoline is close to breaking below a key psychological barrier as drivers enjoy some of the cheapest pump prices since the recession. The nationwide average price of a gallon of regular Saturday was $2.02, down 58 cents from this time last year, according to auto club AAA. Experts say it could drop below $2 a gallon in the ...

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Exhibit on Darr Mine disaster set to open

An exhibit on the Darr Mine Disaster will be held Dec. 12 to 19 at Fells United Methodist Church, 800 Fellsburg Road in Rostraver. The event is sponsored by the Rostraver Historical Society. The exhibit will be open 2 to 9 p.m. daily. To kick off the exhibit, opening remarks will be delivered by event chairmen Steve Gluz, who was ...

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Top New Hampshire officials oppose pipeline

CONCORD, N.H. — Opposition to a proposed pipeline that would cross 17 New Hampshire towns is growing, at least among the state’s top elected officials. New Hampshire Public Radio reports that Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte told constituents Tuesday that she opposes the project because her questions haven’t been adequately answered. The next day, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan told the station ...

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Congress takes bizarre detour to fund U.S. roads and bridges

To get to the $305 billion needed to fund the federal highway bill, Congress did everything short of searching the couch cushions or raising the gas tax. Thursday, it tapped the piggy bank of U.S. banks regulated by the Federal Reserve. It also planned to sell oil in the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve in attempt to find new “pay-fors,” which, ...

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Allegheny County budget contains no tax increase

Allegheny County Council tonight approved a $854.8 million operating budget for 2016 that includes no property tax increase. The spending plan, which represents a nearly 1.9 percent increase over this year’s operating budget, passed in a 14-1 vote. Heather Heidelbaugh, R-Mt. Lebanon, voted against it and the $91.7 million capital budget after her amendments to each were voted down. She ...

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