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The Robots Are Coming (To Pump Your Gas)

The Robots Are Coming (To Pump Your Gas)

Much of Planet Earth is about to experience a major workforce shift. In the coming decades, entire categories of jobs will be eliminated thanks to automation. Coffee baristas, for example, are already being replaced by machines, and their close kin, waiters, aren't far behind. The same is likely... read more

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Old Gas Pumps

How Unleaded Gas Cut Crime And Made Us All Safer

If you keep up with the news, you know how often violent crime makes headlines. But despite some heart-wrenching stories that have played out on 24-hour news channels in... read more January 7, 2013 by  3


 
Long gas lines in Summit NJ in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Should Gas Stations Have Backup Power For Pumps? Some Say No

In the areas of the U.S. affected by Hurricane Sandy, lines for gasoline have been long. The problem isn't really one of supply; rather, it seems to be one of electricity... read more November 9, 2012 by  5


 
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As California's Gas Prices Hit $4.67, The Governor Steps In

If you live in California, you're already accustomed to high gas prices, but to see those prices surge more than $1 per gallon in a week? That's extreme, and Governor Jerry... read more October 8, 2012 by  4


 
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No, Seriously: When Will Gas Prices Drop?

A month ago, Americans paid an average of $3.69 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline. Today, we're paying $3.84. What gives? Isn't this the time of year when gas prices... read more September 11, 2012 by  12


 
Old Gas Pumps

Demand For Gas Plummets, Oil Prices Sink: Is This Good News?

Today, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.45 -- 18 cents below last year, and 23 cents lower than May. That's good news for commuters... read more June 22, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Ford Escape

Nine New Car Features You Don't Really Need

Pricing, financing, warranties, insurance--it's one hurdle after another to make it through the car shopping experience without paying a dime more than you must. Sometimes... read more June 18, 2012 by  2


 
Overweight driver buckling seatbelt

Obesity Costs America $4 Billion Per Year At The Pump

Now is the time when many Americans look up from their laptops and start thinking seriously about summer vacations. Now is also the time when many of us look down and realize... read more May 2, 2012 by  1


 
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Gas Is Cheaper Than It Was A Year Ago: Are We Out Of The Woods?

In America today, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.84. Last year at this time, it was $3.86. And the difference in those prices could be worth more... read more April 25, 2012 by  5


 
Gas prices, San Francisco, CA

How Are You Coping With High Gas Prices? Want To Win Free Gasoline?

Though analysts can't say for sure whether gasoline will top out at $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon, or somewhere in-between, one thing's for sure: prices are still climbing, and... read more March 15, 2012 by  2


 
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Average Fuel Economy Of New Cars Sold Hits An All-Time High

Gas prices are going up, up, up, and since the stuff only gets more expensive during warmer months, we doubt prices will slide anytime soon. That may help explain why... read more February 15, 2012 by 


 
Old Gas Pumps

Gas At $5 A Gallon: How Will That Affect You?

Every winter, analysts publish gloom-and-doom warnings about summer gas prices, but most of the time, those predictions turn out to be extreme. However, according to a report... read more January 17, 2012 by  1


 
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Avoid Identity Rip-Off At The Pump

You can’t be too careful these days, it seems. While identify theft is commonly considered to be the realm of thieves obtaining sensitive information by hacking... read more November 8, 2011 by 


 
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Filling Up Your Car May Make You Sick

If filling the gas tank on your car these days leaves you hunched over and nauseous, it may not be just the price of gas that’s causing your symptoms. Gas pump handles... read more October 25, 2011 by  6


 
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Better Gas Mileage: Ten Easy Tips For Big Savings

While gas prices are on their way down, there's not a whole lot of relief yet—at least not in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. According to a... read more May 24, 2011 by  3


 
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Gas Prices Going Down, But They've Changed Our Lifestyle

Gas prices might no longer be on the way up—at least for a little while—but it appears that this time, surging pump prices, combined with the persisting economic... read more May 18, 2011 by  5


 
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