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General Motors recalls nearly 700,000 vehicles because Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports General Motors, LLC is recalling certain 2013 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500/3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500/3500, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.

2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the vehicles being recalled.

2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the vehicles being recalled.

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AAA reports Price of Crude, National Gas Average soon to Top 2020’s Highest

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – AAA says that Crude oil and pump prices will soon be more expensive than the highest price of 2020 despite low demand. At the end of last week, crude was priced at $59.47/bbl.

That’s just under $4.00/bbl less than last year’s most expensive price of $63.27/bbl (seen on January 6th, 2020). Since the end of November, we’ve seen the price of crude increase as much as $5.00/bbl a week, meaning we could see 2021 crude oil prices top 2020 as early as this week.

How High Will Gas Prices Go This Year? (AAA)

How High Will Gas Prices Go This Year? (AAA)

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AAA reports Substantial Increase in Gasoline Demand Has Little Immediate Impact on Supply Levels or Pump Prices

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – According to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) measurement, gasoline demand jumped from 7.53 million b/d to 8.11 million b/d. Typically a significant increase in demand results in a comparable decrease in supply, ultimately translating to more expensive pump prices.

Surprisingly, the recent large jump in demand had little impact on gasoline supply and minimal impact on pump prices.

Gas prices at the pump remain steady despite an increase in demand. (AAA)

Gas prices at the pump remain steady dispite increase in demand. (AAA)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball hosts UConn, Wednesday

 

#25 Tennessee (9-2 | 3-1 SEC) vs. #3/#5 UConn (8-0 | 7-0 BIG EAST)

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 | 6:04pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The second installment of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Revival Series will take place on Thursday night, with #25/RV Tennessee women’s basketball (9-2, 3-1 SEC) playing host to No. 3/5 UConn (8-0/7-0 BIG EAST) at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Lady Vols and Huskies will meet for the 24th time in the all-time series and for the second straight season in a contest that tips at 6:04pm CT.

The Lady Vols come into the match-up having won seven of their last eight games after impressively handling RV/NR Alabama (11-2/4-2 SEC), 82-56, on Sunday.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on UConn at Thompson-Boling Arena, Wednesday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes on UConn at Thompson-Boling Arena, Wednesday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball rolls over Alabama, 82-56

 

UT Lady VolsTuscaloosa, AL – Senior Rennia Davis poured in 21 points to lead the No. 23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball team to a commanding 82-56 victory over Alabama Crimson Tide in Coleman Coliseum.
 
Davis added 10 rebounds to her 21 points to record her 34th career double-double. Junior Rae Burrell and sophomores Tamari Key and Jordan Horston were also in double figures for Tennessee (9-2, 3-1 SEC), finishing with 17, 15, and 14 points, respectively.

UT, which won its second straight over the Crimson Tide, improved to 51-7 in the all-time series and 17-2 in games at Coleman Coliseum.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Rennia Davis had 21 points in win over Alabama, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Rennia Davis had 21 points in win over Alabama, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes on Georgia Lady Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena, Thursday

 

#23/#24 Tennessee (8-1 | 2-0 SEC) vs. Georgia (10-1 | 2-1 SEC)

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | 5:32pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Bowling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – On Thursday evening, January 14th, 2021, the #23/24 Tennessee women’s basketball team (8-1, 2-0 SEC) opens a three-game stretch vs. a trio of teams that stand a combined 27-2 overall and 11-2 in their respective conferences. Two of those teams are receiving votes and the third is ranked No. 4 in the nation.

First on the docket is Georgia (10-1, 2-1 SEC), which is receiving votes in both polls and comes to Knoxville for a 5:32pm showdown on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Tennessee Lady Vols currently stands all alone in third place in the SEC standings as one of only three teams with unblemished league records. The other two are #5/4 South Carolina (3-0) and #7/7 Texas A&M (3-0). The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, come to Knoxville holding down sixth place in SEC play.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Georgia this Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays Georgia this Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average has held steady for 12 Days

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – The new year has started, but the national gas price average remains unchanged, holding steady at $2.25 for the last 12 days.

Pump price stability at the start of the year is credited to consistent crude oil prices in late December, about $47.00-48.00/bbl, combined with low demand. U.S. gasoline demand, as recorded by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), was at the lowest level for the last week of December in 23 years (since 1998) – at 8.1 million b/d.

National Gas Price Average is holding steady. (AAA)

National Gas Price Average is holding steady. (AAA)

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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 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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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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