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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

Jason Alderman

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.

OPINION: The Man Who Invented “Too Big to Fail” Banks Finally Recants. Will Obama Or Romney Follow?

I’m in Alaska, amid moose and bear, trying to steal some time away from the absurdities of American politics and economics. But even at this remote distance I caught wind of Sanford Weill’s proposal this morning on CNBC that big banks be broken up in order to shield taxpayers from the consequences of their losses. Forget the bear and moose for a moment. This is big game.

OPINION: A Nice Little Gift From Obamacare Directly To You

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I’ve often said the U.S. health care system is so complex that trying to understand it makes your hair hurt. Case in point: the Affordable Care Act runs more than 2,000 pages. I’ll grant you that it’s a massive piece of legislation — but lawmakers felt that’s what was needed to fix at least some of the problems that resulted from the helter-skelter way our health care system developed.