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AAA reports National Gas Price Average falls on the Week for First Time in Months

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – At $2.86, the national average has decreased week-over-week for the first time since November of last year. Today’s average is two cents cheaper on the week. Since last Monday, 45 states also saw their averages decrease or no change at the pump.

“Growing stock levels and cheaper crude oil prices are putting downward pressure on pump prices for the majority of motorists,” said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson.

Gas prices at the pump start to decline. (AAA)

Gas prices at the pump start to decline. (AAA)

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average remains Steady for Five Days

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – After weeks of seeing almost daily increases, the national gas price average is showing signs of stability, holding steady at $2.88 for the last 5 days.

Still, today’s average is the highest price since May 2019 and is more expensive on the week (+2 cents), month (+25 cents), and year (+74 cents).

Gas prices at the pump decline due to low demand. (AAA)

Gas prices at the pump decline due to low demand. (AAA)

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average increases another nine cents

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – AAA says Gas prices continue to increase, with the national average up nine cents on the week to $2.72. That is a 30 cent increase from the beginning of February, 28 cents more than a year ago, and the most expensive daily national average since August 2019.

The latest price jumps are a direct result of February’s winter storm that took 26 U.S. refineries offline and pushed refinery utilization from an average of about 83% down to an atypical low of 68%, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

March Gas Prices: In Like a Lion, but Out Like a Lamb? (AAA)

March Gas Prices: In Like a Lion, but Out Like a Lamb? (AAA)

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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 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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#7 Tennessee Vols Basketball travels to #12 Missouri, Wednesday

 

#7/#6 Tennessee (6-0) at #12/#12 Missouri (6-0)

Wednesday, December 20th, 2020 | 8:05pm CT
Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbia, MO – The seventh-ranked Tennessee men’s basketball team opens up conference play and leaves Knoxville for the first time this season when it travels to No. 12 Missouri for a Wednesday night, December 20th, 2020 bout. Tipoff from Mizzou Arena is slated for 8:00pm CT on SEC Network.

Fans can catch Wednesday’s game on SEC Network and online or on any mobile device through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN App, or online at espn.com/watch. Tom Hart and Jon Sundvoid will have the call.

Tennessee Men's Basketball is on the road Wednesday to take on Missouri. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball is on the road Wednesday to take on Missouri. (UT Athletics)

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APSU Basketball plays McKendree, Florida A&M this week at Dunn Center

 

Austin Peay (3-1) vs. McKendree (2-1)

Monday, December 14th, 2020 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team begins a four-game homestand by hosting McKendree to kick off a packed eight-day, four-game jaunt to close out the pre-Christmas portion of the schedule on December 14th at 7:00pm CT.

In addition to hosting McKendree, the Govs will make it back-to-back days with a game in the Dunn Center for the first time since the 1992 Acme Boot Showdown when Florida A&M visits December 15th at 7:30pm CT.

Austin Peay State University Men's Basketball finish pre-Christmas slate at home against McKendree, Florida A&M. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball finish pre-Christmas slate at home against McKendree, Florida A&M. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA says Crude Oil Prices Hit Highest Price Point in Nine Months

 

AAAWashington, D.C. –  AAA reports that pump prices increased on the week despite U.S. gasoline demand falling below 8 million b/d, the lowest weekly reading since June and the softest demand reading for the week of Thanksgiving since 1997.

At $2.16, the national gas price average is more expensive on the week (+4 cents) and the month (+5 cents), but cheaper (-42 cents) compared to last year at this time.

Crude oil prices hit nine month high. (AAA)

Crude oil prices hit nine month high. (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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Four COVID-19 Vaccines expected to begin Clinical Trials in September

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “The United States expects to have four coronavirus candidate vaccines in large-scale clinical trials by the middle of September, a remarkable timeline considering the SARS-CoV-2 virus was only discovered in December,” Elizabeth Weise and Karen Weintraub write. “We feel we are absolutely on track–if not a little bit ahead–in terms of our overall objective,” HHS Deputy Chief of Staff Paul Mango said.

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