Gas prices inch toward $4 a gallon

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Gas prices inch toward $4 a gallon

WFMJ – Gas prices in Ohio have risen for the fourth straight week, up a dime to an average of $3.85.

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A report by the trade commission estimates that Wall Street speculation adds 56 cents on to every gallon of gasoline.

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says Congress has given the federal government the legal tools to go after these speculators.

“Just the threat of the government taking action against these Wall Street speculators could, I would hope, mean some relief for people driving in Austintown and Youngstown and Niles and Girard,” said Senator Brown.

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