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A limousine carrying President Barack Obama on March 20, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

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A limousine carrying President Barack Obama on March 20, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Tel Aviv Breakdown: Presidential Limo Towed — (And Replaced)

Now here’s an energy crisis: Diesel fuel in the presidential limo, a gas-guzzler. Fortunately for the White House, however, there are many presidential limos. So when part of President Barack Obama’s fleet in Israel ended up on a flatbed truck...

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Pedestrians fill gas cans at a Sunoco Inc. station in Bloomfield, New Jersey, days after Hurricane Sandy.

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Pedestrians fill gas cans at a Sunoco Inc. station in Bloomfield, New Jersey, days after Hurricane Sandy.

Obama’s Caller ID: ‘Unknown’ — Christie’s 12 Million Gallons of Gas

Here’s hoping that we’re not revealing a sensitive national-security matter, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie put it out there, so what the heck. When the president of the United States phones, Caller ID flashes not a name or number,...

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Tammy Collis drives to the Winchester, Virginia, Flying J Travel Plaza from her home in Inwood, West Virginia, because the prices for gas are about 10-15 cents per gallon less.

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Tammy Collis drives to the Winchester, Virginia, Flying J Travel Plaza from her home in Inwood, West Virginia, because the prices for gas are about 10-15 cents per gallon less.

Magic Number of the Day: 60

That’s how many consecutive days that the average price of gasoline has exceeded $3.50 per gallon, according to AAA.com. The price of gas reached $3.506 per gallon on Feb. 10, crossing the $3.50 threshold for the first time since September...

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Peter Tesche, left, is helped by car salesman Marty Israel at Rick Case Plantation Hyundai on April 3, 2012 in Plantation, Florida.

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Peter Tesche, left, is helped by car salesman Marty Israel at Rick Case Plantation Hyundai on April 3, 2012 in Plantation, Florida.

Consumer Confidence Jumps

How confident do you feel about the economy? This week, consumer confidence jumped to its highest level in more than four years, rising 3.3 points. That’s according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index (CCI). Last time it was this high...

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