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How Labor Day Started

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – On the first Monday in September, Labor Day is observed. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average holding Steady

 

AAATampa, FL – On the week, AAA says that the national gas price average held steady at $2.18 as the majority of state averages saw minimal impact at the pump.

With the exception of a few outliers – Florida (+10 cents), Utah (+10 cents) and Idaho (+5 cents) – state averages either decreased by four cents or less or increased by no more than two pennies.

Gas Price Increases Stalling Across the Country. (AAA)

Gas Price Increases Stalling Across the Country. (AAA)

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AAA reports National Average Decreases as Gas Demand Remains Low

 

AAATampa, FL – As COVID-19 Coronavirus case numbers surpass 4 million, demand for gasoline is weakening across the country. The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) demand reading measures at 8.5 million b/d, which is about 11% less than a year ago.

The lower demand contributed to a cheaper national average on the week – down one penny to $2.18. This is the first time since late April that the national average has declined.

Lower demand contributes to cheaper National Gas Price Average on the week. (AAA)

Lower demand contributes to cheaper National Gas Price Average on the week. (AAA)

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AAA reports National Gas Average Holds Steady on the Week

 

AAATampa, FL – The national gas price average held steady on the week at $2.19 as 1/3 of states saw gas prices decrease and only 10 states saw gas prices increase by two to four cents.

State averages saw minimal fluctuation as demand roughly held steady over the last four weeks.

“During the last month, demand has averaged about 8.6 million b/d while, gasoline stocks have steadily declined,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Gas Price Volatility is Low Across the Country. (AAA)

Gas Price Volatility is Low Across the Country. (AAA)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Outbreak in Western States

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The State of Tennessee wants to make Tennesseans aware, that in several western states, there is currently an outbreak of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2). At present, RHDV2 has not been found in rabbits in Tennessee or any neighboring states.

Several Western States have an outbreak of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease.

Several Western States have an outbreak of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease.

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National Gas Price Average increases by One Penny

 

AAATampa, FL – The national gas price average increased just one cent to $2.18 on the week despite a dip in United States demand for gasoline and gasoline stocks increasing by 1 million bbl.

The slight drop in demand – 47,000 b/d – amid the increase in stocks comes as many states report increases in COVID-19 Coronavirus cases, potentially causing Americans to reconsider outings.

Gas prices at the pump continue downward trend. (AAA)

Gas prices at the pump continue downward trend. (AAA)

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AAA reports Gas Demand Rises, Prices at Pump Climb

 

AAATampa, FL – Americans are filling up at the pump more and more. Since mid-May, gasoline demand has increased 18% to 7.9 million b/d, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report.

The slow, but steady rise in demand has pushed the national pump price more expensive by 13% in the same time frame. Today’s national average is $2.10. That is seven cents more on the week, 24 cents more on the month, but 59 cents cheaper on the year.

Prices at the Gas Pump continue to climb with increased demand. (AAA)

Prices at the Gas Pump continue to climb with increased demand. (AAA)

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AAA reports National Average rises back to $2.00 Per Gallon

 

AAATampa, FL – For 66 days, the national gas price average held below the $2.00/gallon mark, pushing as cheap as $1.76. In the past week, the average has inched up to $2.03. Despite the consistent increases at the pump, prices are still significantly cheaper year-over-year.

In fact, during the first week of June the past five years, gas prices have typically averaged $2.81.

The National Gas Price average hit $2.03 this week. (AAA)

The National Gas Price average hit $2.03 this week. (AAA)

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National Gas Price Average rises close to $2.00 a Gallon

 

AAATampa, FL – The national gas price average is $1.97, just one penny more expensive than last week. Part of the incremental jump can be attributed to increases in gasoline demand, which saw a 7% week-over-week increase.

However, demand is still down nearly 25% compared to last year, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest reports.

National gas price average has increased to $1.97. (AAA)

National gas price average has increased to $1.97. (AAA)

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AAA reports only 12 States have Gas Price Average of $2.00/Gallon or More

 

AAATampa, FL – As gas prices continue to push cheaper across the country, only one dozen states carry an average of $2.00/gallon or more. The national average is $1.77, which is four cents less than last week, 28 cents cheaper than last month and $1.11 less than a year ago.

Crude oil prices were extremely volatile last week, pushing negative for the first time ever, but they did make significant gains to end the week in the positive.

Most states have Gas Price Average below $2.00/Gallon. (AAA)

Most states have Gas Price Average below $2.00/Gallon. (AAA)

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