Gas prices are going up quickly. So quickly that many are concerned they will put a damper on a slowly improving economy. So quickly that President Obama is going on the offensive over the issue.
The increase has been dramatic, with prices increasing 20 cents in just a day or two.
Ways to localize:
Talk with local trucking and transportation companies. Find out how the higher gas prices are affecting their business.
Are local cab companies feeling the pinch? Is business up or down because of the gas prices?
Local schools are probably seeing much higher fuel bills for their buses. See how they are coping.