Jim White of Pennsylvania pumps gas at a BP station in Ocala, Fla., in April. The price of gasoline remains stubbornly high, which may put a crimp on summer travel plans. Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner / Landov hide caption

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If Supplies Of Oil Are Up, Why Is Gas Still Pricey?
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A 2013 Accord is ready to come off the line at the Honda automobile plant in Marysville, Ohio, in 2012. Accords built at the 4,400-employee plant are shipped to South Korea — an example of the importance of trade to manufacturing jobs. Paul Vernon/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Shoppers walk along Broadway in New York City. Retailers added 28,000 in May amid signs of strength in consumer spending. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Graduates of Bowie State University wave to friends and family at the school's graduation ceremony in College Park, Md., on May 17. This year's graduates are finding better job prospects than at any time since 2008. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Smithfield hams hang outside the Taste of Smithfield restaurant and gourmet market in Smithfield, Va. Shuanghui International Holdings plans to buy Smithfield Foods, the world's biggest hog producer. Rich-Joseph Facun/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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What's Under Youngstown May Help What's On Top
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More passengers are expected to fly on U.S. airlines this summer, an industry group said Thursday. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Southwest airline jets are lined up at Long Island MacArthur Islip airport in 2010. Departures at the New York City suburban airport dropped nearly 50 percent between 2007 and 2012, according to an MIT study. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Travelers stand in line at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday. Congress moved quickly this week to give the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility to end air traffic controller furloughs that resulted in flight delays at several airports. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Passengers check their flight status at Los Angeles International airport on Monday. The FAA said staffing cuts were causing delays in the Eastern U.S. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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