2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

TOP NEWS STORIES

Top News Stories: #4 Gas prices

As politicians offered their positions on the economy (or, at least, who was to blame for its slow recovery), voters kept a wary eye on gas prices. By December, prices at the pump dropped slightly, and the month began with a national average of $3.40. Even if that marked a month-over-month decline, it continued the streak of highest-on-record days that began in late August.