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Increasing gas prices threaten recovery of economy

Published 03/20/2012, Associated Press

Inflation remains tame throughout the U.S. economy, with one big exception: gas prices. Those higher prices haven’t derailed a steadily improving economy. But if they surpass $4 or $5 a gallon, experts fear Americans could pull back on spending, and job growth could stall, posing a potentially serious threat to the recovery.

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