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Profiting at the pump: Low gas prices lead to consumer spending

Gas prices across the nation have hit recent lows as a result of the fall of crude oil. The drop in gas prices is leading consumers across the U.S. and in Champaign-Urbana to spend more on other goods.
March 9, 2016

Bob Sinclair doesn’t keep his eyes on the gas meter as he fills up his Lexus RX350. In seconds, a click signals that the retired dentist’s SUV is filled back up; the pump reads $10.14.“It’s just...

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