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Ill See Your Price and Raise You a Quarter


Ill See Your Price and Raise You a Quarter
Networks fret over high gas costs, yet still depict prices higher than they are.

By Rachel Waters and R. Warren Anderson
Business & Media Institute
May 25, 2006

Tonight gasoline prices are starting a run upward, and in a big way, said Nightly News anchor, Brian Williams, on April 11. And he wasnt just talking about the prices we pay at the pump.

     Pictures of gas station prices on NBC averaged 36 cents higher than the national average between March 21 and May 24. For the typical American driver with a 20 mpg vehicle, the 36 cents extra would equal more than $200 a year.