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Trend Of Falling Gas Prices Expected To Continue

On New Year's Day, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.23. That's the average though, and many stations are selling gas at under $2 a gallon.
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Adequate Housing Hard To Find In Boom Towns For Oil, Gas

When you think of oil and gas towns, most people visualize transient workers and RV parks. But plenty of oilfield workers move to towns with their families. The challenge is finding a place to stay.
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For Many Navajo, A Visit From The 'Water Lady' Is A Refreshing Sight

For decades, residents of the Navajo Nation's Smith Lake community have had to make their water stretch; a mission trucks it in monthly from 50 miles away. But they'll soon get their own well.
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How Anglers Are Learning To Save Fish That Get 'The Bends'

Millions of deep-water fish die every year because of barotrauma, a condition divers know as "the bends." But scientists say descending devices can help fish survive a trip to the surface.
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Addiction Patients Overwhelm Vermont's Expanded Treatment Programs

Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to Vermont's opiate addiction problem. Since then it has expanded treatment, but doctors say demand is outpacing services.
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L.A., D.C., S.F., Boston? U.S. Pick For Olympic Host May Come Thursday

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that its board would discuss the four cities' bids at Denver International Airport later this week — and then possibly travel to the winning city.

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Student Tuition Now Outweighs State Funding At Public Colleges

From 2003 to 2012, state funding decreased by 12 percent overall while median tuition rose 55 percent across all public colleges," the General Accountability Office says.
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U.S. Credit Cards Tackle Fraud With Embedded Chips, But No PINs

The nation's biggest banks are leaning toward a new credit card security system that will rely on embedded chips and signatures rather than PINs. But critics say the PIN-and-chip system is superior.
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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.
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Low Gas Prices Give SUV Sales A Boost, But Automakers Take Long View

U.S. auto manufacturers have learned from the last crash and become more nimble, an industry expert says — so when oil prices rise again, they quickly will return to building more hybrids.

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