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Labor Day Gas Prices: Down?

Talk around the water cooler sure hasn’t been about high gas prices lately. Prices at the pump have steadily fallen since Memorial Day and now reside at $2.74 nationally. That’s actually a full 12 cents less than the same time last year. Does this mean people are going to be back on the roads en masse this year? Will compact car sales decline as rapidly as they rose? Or are we just on a roller coaster that makes it hard for us to predict where prices will be next month or next year? We’re surprised there aren’t more stories about the decreasing prices this summer after the record highs. What do you think?

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Former managing editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David Thomas

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