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Skyrocketing gasoline prices force changes

The average cost of gasoline in California, climbing 37% in four months, reached a record $4.242 a gallon and helped drive the national average to the brink of $4, the Energy Department said. Pump prices in the state were the country’s most expensive, according to the department’s weekly survey of filling stations, and California endured the biggest increase of the last seven days — 14.3 cents for a gallon of self-serve regular, after a nearly 15-cent jump the previous week. Nationally, the average was a record $3.976 a gallon, up 4 cents from a week earlier and 82 cents from this time last year. For the full story visit http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas3-2008jun03,0,6874230.story

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