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Gas price rise slows in New Jersey. around nation

Jan. 23, 2021 9:58 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have again increased in New Jersey and around the nation but at a slower rate than in the last few weeks. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.54, up two cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of...

Gas prices rise to pre-pandemic levels in NJ, around nation

Jan. 16, 2021 10:14 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have increased to pre-pandemic levels in New Jersey and around the nation, analysts say. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.52, up eight cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.63 a gallon a...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a Target employee places a curbside pickup purchase into the trunk of a customer in Jackson, Miss. The nation’s largest retail trade group says Friday, Jan. 15, 2021,  that holiday sales soared 8.3%, far exceeding its forecast even as the coronavirus kept shoppers away from physical stores.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Retail group: holiday sales up 8.3% amid big spending shift

Jan. 15, 2021 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest retail trade group said Friday that holiday sales soared 8.3%, far exceeding its forecast even as the coronavirus kept shoppers away from physical stores. The National Retail Federation had expected growth in a range of 3.6% to 5.2% for the November and December...

Average US price of gas up 9 cents a gallon to $2.35

Jan. 10, 2021 1:21 PM EST

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 9 cents a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.35. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that a rise in crude oil prices spurred the increase. The price at the pump is 30 cents less than it...

Gas prices in NJ, around nation increase despite demand drop

Jan. 9, 2021 10:22 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have increased in New Jersey and around the nation despite a sharp drop in demand. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.44, up six cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.64 a gallon a year ago...

Rhode Island gas prices up slightly to $2.22 per gallon

Jan. 4, 2021 12:09 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gas in Rhode Island is up another 2 cents in the past week, but prices may start to drop again soon, AAA Northeast said Monday. Rhode Islanders are now paying an average of $2.22 per gallon at the pump, which is 12 cents more than one month ago but...

Rhode Island's average per-gallon gas price still climbing

Dec. 28, 2020 10:59 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island continues to rise, up another 3 cents in the past week and 12 cents in the past month, AAA Northeast said Monday. Rhode Island's per-gallon average of $2.20 remains a nickel lower than the national average and 33 cents lower...

Holiday sales tick up as shoppers invest in their homes

Dec. 26, 2020 4:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales increased a modest 3% during a longer holiday season this year, as homebound shoppers spent more on furnishing and food but less on clothing and jewelry, according to figures released Saturday by a firm that tracks all forms of payments. The increase fell short of predictions...

Average cost of gallon of gas in Rhode Island up 5 cents

Dec. 21, 2020 1:24 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rising crude oil prices and tightening supply have helped drive up the average price of a gallon of gas in Rhode Island by 5 cents, AAA Northeast said Monday. The current per-gallon average of $2.17 is a nickel lower than the national average of $2.22, and 35 cents lower than the...

Average price of a gallon of gas in Massachusets up a nickel

Dec. 21, 2020 12:01 PM EST

WESTWOOD, Mass. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has jumped a nickel in the past week, yet remains lower than the national average and well below the in-state price a year ago, AAA Northeast said Monday. The current per-gallon average of $2.17 is 39 cents lower than the...