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National Average Gas Price up to $3.11 [Daily Fuel Economy Tip]
A day before the so called “National Gas Boycott,” the national average gas price has jumped to $3.11, tying the record set in September 2005 shortly after Hurricane Katrina damaged oil refineries in the Gulf Coast area.

Art pieces left on store shelves [BoingBoing]
Conrad Baker makes replicas of products, places them on shelves next to their real counterparts, takes a photo, then leaves the items on the shelves.

DIRECTV may plug into broadband over power lines [Ars Technica]
DIRECTV is poised to make another attempt to break into the broadband market, as CEO Chase Carey said that his company was likely to give broadband over power lines a shot.

Controversy with your coffee? [inside bay area]
Forever 21 and XXI clothing chains stamp the Bible quote “For God so loved the world …” on shopping bags. In-N-Out Burger has been serving up Scripture with its drinks and fries for 20 years. The biblical passages are on the bottom of its containers.

(Photo: Jeremy Brooks)

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