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Gas prices fall as Labor Day approaches

Gas prices fall as Labor Day approaches

Gasoline prices in the Los Angeles region fell ahead of Labor Day weekend travel, making for the cheapest end-of-summer road trips in years. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the L.A. area Friday was $3.51, according to the  Automobile Club of Southern California, which is the lowest pre-Labor-Day price since 2010. That average is more than 30 cents lower than a year earlier but remained more than $1 higher than the average price nationwide. AAA reported the U.S. average was $2.42, the lowest price ahead of Labor Day since 2004. California gasoline prices are typically higher than the national average. But this year, they also have been boosted by refinery outages,...

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