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Most Shocking Headline: Gas Hits $4 For First Time Ever

Gasoline hit a record high when it crossed the $4 mark this Summer. The pump had everyone guessing and we feared that a gallon of gas would soon cost $5, but prices began to fall just in the nick of time. We were forced to rearrange our budgets to afford $70 tanks of gas, and some employers even began to make concessions so their commuting employees didn't go into the red because they had to drive to work.

We reacted to crazy gas prices by doing what we could to cope: Some of us only filled the tank half-way because we couldn't bring ourselves to pay so much for a full one; some employees had their cars wrapped in their company's advertisement in exchange for free gas; and we all started paying attention to little tips that would make our tanks last just a little bit longer.

Stay tuned for more big headlines from this past year — it's all part of our Best of 2008 coverage, that helps us all appreciate what a year it has been.

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