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NJ Gas Prices Dip To $3.45/g Average

STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.

What Healthcare Reform Means To You

Much was made of the size and complexity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act when President Obama signed it into law in 2010. But now that the Supreme Court has upheld much of the act’s constitutionality, it’s a good time to review key provisions that have already gone live and to plot out what’s expected to happen in the next two years.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Has an alternative to air conditioning to keep rooms cool been invented that is significantly cheaper and/or that uses significantly less energy than traditional air conditioning? — Ashutosh Saxena, Allahabad, India

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I was appalled by the pollution haze I saw on a recent visit to Acadia National Park in Maine, and was told by a ranger that it was from smokestacks and tailpipes hundreds of miles away.

Consumers Warned About Medications Purchased At Two Union County Pharmacies

UNION COUNTY — The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. are alerting consumers that two CVS pharmacies, in Clark and Scotch Plains, each experienced elevated temperatures due to temporary air conditioning outages, during separate, multiple-day periods in June and July. Certain medications and other items subjected to elevated temperatures for prolonged periods of time may not be fully effective.