Topic: Gadsden (Alabama)
Gasoline prices hit a national average of $3.80 per gallon, up five cents in one day. Hurricane Isaac shut down several refineries along the Gulf Coast and others are operating at reduced rates. In all, about 1.3 million barrels per day of refining capacity is affected.
Paycheck Fairness Act aims to aims to strengthen the Fair Labor Standards Act's protections against paycheck inequities based on gender. The Paycheck Fairness Act is up for a Senate vote Tuesday.