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AAA reports 1 in 3 People do not have a Life Insurance Policy

 

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

AAATampa, FL – September is life insurance awareness month, but not everyone understands the importance of having this vital coverage. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, one-third of residents (36%) don’t have a life insurance policy.

Of the 36 percent of those who do not have life insurance, one-quarter (27%) do not see the need for a policy. Click here to view the entire survey by state. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports Gas Prices Lowest since February

 

AAATampa, FL – The price at the pump is at it’s lowest point in seven months, nationally. Gas prices fell for the sixth consecutive week, while oil had it’s lowest Friday close since May 2013.

“Motorists should continue to see a discount at the pump,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “High domestic oil supplies, a decrease in global demand, and the easing of geopolitical tensions in Libya and Iraq are keeping downward pressure on gasoline prices. Beginning Monday, refineries are no longer required to sell summer-blend gasoline. Winter-blend is cheaper to produce, which will help push prices even lower in the coming months.” «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA ready to Launch ISS-RapidScat on Saturday, September 20th

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – The fourth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, carrying the ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument designed and built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is scheduled to launch Saturday, September 20th, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The one-day adjustment in the launch date was made to accommodate preparations of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and was coordinated with the station’s partners and managers.

Artist's rendering of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring. It will be installed on the end of the station's Columbus laboratory. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Johnson Space Center)

Artist’s rendering of NASA’s ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring. It will be installed on the end of the station’s Columbus laboratory. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Johnson Space Center)

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AAA says more Crashes and Convictions for Teens that Skip Driver’s Ed

 

AAA Foundation research reveals opportunities to produce smarter, safer drivers

AAATampa, FL – Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in what used to be considered a rite of passage – driver education.

State funding and requirements for these programs have declined over recent decades, leaving uneducated teen drivers vulnerable on America’s roads.

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that skip this important step are involved in more crashes and receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers that participated in driver education. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports September Gas Prices hit 4 Year Low

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists are seeing the cheapest gas prices to start September since 2010. Compared to this time last year, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is 14 cents cheaper, 19 cents cheaper in Florida, 14 cents cheaper in Georgia and 16 cents cheaper in Tennessee.

A recent report from the U.S. Labor Department is keeping downward pressure on the price of oil and gasoline. According to the report, US employers added the fewest number of jobs this year in August.
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NASA’s RapidScat scatterometer to be robotically assembled at International Space Station

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than September 19th, will be the first science payload to be robotically assembled in space since the space station itself.

This image shows the instrument assembly on the left, shrouded in white. On the right is Rapid-Scat’s nadir adapter, a very sophisticated bracket that points the scatterometer toward Earth so that it can record the direction and speed of ocean winds. The two pieces are stowed in the unpressurized trunk of a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

RapidScat's two-part payload is shown in the trunk of a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA)

RapidScat’s two-part payload is shown in the trunk of a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA)

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AAA says your Vehicle may get better Fuel Mileage than you realize

 

4 out of 5 drivers report better gas mileage than EPA estimates

AAATampa, FL – Motorists looking to save a few dollars on gas mileage can do so by making a few adjustments to their driving habits.

In a study conducted by AAA, 81 percent of drivers reported higher gas mileage than EPA estimates, while only 16 percent reported lower fuel economy than EPA ratings.

AAA Fuel Mileage Infographic

AAA Fuel Mileage Infographic

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AAA reports Labor Day Gas Prices hit Four Year Lows

 

Prices fell nearly 10 cents through the month of August

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices remained stable through the Labor Day holiday weekend as 29.7 million people gassed up the vehicle for a road trip.

Prices were the cheapest for the holiday since 2010. Compared to last year’s Labor Day, the average price was 15 cents cheaper nationwide, 19 cents cheaper in Florida, 20 cents cheaper in Georgia and 18 cents cheaper in Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says celebrate Labor Day Weekend Safely by choosing a Designated Driver

 

Tow to Go service available August 29th – September 1st

AAATampa, FL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes on average during the year. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one drunk driving fatality every 34 minutes.

AAA and Bud Light want you to plan ahead for a safer holiday weekend.

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AAA says Labor Day Gas Prices expected to reach 4 Year Low

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists preparing for a Labor Day road trip will likely see the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2010. Oil and gasoline prices slipped again in the past week and that decline is likely to continue into the holiday weekend.

“Record high oil production is keeping downward pressure on gas prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The bottom fell out again on oil prices last week, which should lead to another week of discounts at the pump despite rising demand, as 29.7 million Americans plan to take a road trip for Labor Day weekend.” «Read the rest of this article»

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