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AAA: Florida fuel supply could take ‘a week’ to normalize

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As the remnants of Hurricane Irma move out of Florida, work is underway to resupply the state with gasoline, the AAA said Monday. Florida gas prices are averaging $2.72 per gallon today. The state average is 8 cents more than this time last week.

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For 100 million travelers, low gas prices make holidays happy

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Florida gas prices continued their downward trend Monday, hitting a statewide average of $2.02 a gallon in time for millions of travelers to hit the road for the holidays. The pump price has dropped by a penny from last week’s average, and 45 cents compared with the statewide average one year ago. The data, put out by AAA, shows Florida lags behind the national average of $1.99 by about 3 cents. The group estimates lower gas prices have saved Americans…

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Report: Floridians spend more in 2014 as economy improves

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New data shows Floridians spent more in 2014 as the economy improved. The Sun Sentinel reports statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows Florida outpaced the nation’s annual increase in personal consumption – 4.9 percent compared to 4.2 percent. The increase in spending stems from many factors including more discretionary income from heightened economic activity and lower gasoline prices. The bureau also reports that goods and services produced in Florida increased 2.7 percent last year compared…

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