A rare combination of troubles is driving up gas prices in the Great Lakes region.
Published: July 29, 2009
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Jim Abrams AP Writer Washington — The House, doing some billion-dollar housekeeping before it leaves for the August recess, is taking up legislation to keep recession-hit federal programs that support highway projects, state unemployment insurance and mortgage loans from running dry. “It’s just that they’re all running out of money and we have to do [...]