Prices for both gasoline and natural gas have fallen this year. An AT&T employee fills up his company van in San Diego last month. Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov hide caption toggle caption Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov The Two-Way More Jobs, Cheaper Gas And Rising Stocks Help The Economy Look Up December 5, 2015 The U.S. economy turned up encouraging signs for most Americans. Workers can now find more jobs, and drive to them using cheaper gas. And retirement accounts are getting a boost from rising stocks.