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Fueled by low gas prices and a stronger economy, Americans drove a record 3.15 trillion vehicle miles in 2015. But the additional driving may lead to more pollution and traffic gridlock. Zoran Milich/Getty Images hide caption

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Cheap Gas Means More Driving And Getting Stuck In Traffic

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High school students fill out financial aid forms and are able to submit them as early as October. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Financial Aid 101: Earlier FAFSA Provides More Time To Line Up Tuition

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In a proposal the FCC is launching Thursday, you'd be able to own your own cable box instead of renting it from your provider. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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FCC Wants To Force Cable Companies, And Their Set-Top Boxes, To Adapt

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Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela have agreed to freeze oil production at January 2016 levels if other producers do the same.The move reflects growing concern among major oil producers about the economic effects of a prolonged slump in crude prices. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap

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Consumers have been benefiting from lower gas prices. Here, prices dip below $2 per gallon at an Exxon station in Woodbridge, Va., on Jan. 5. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Cheap Gas Might Not Be Good For The U.S. Economy

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