Falling Gas Prices a Silver Lining For Small Businesses

A silver lining of the economic crisis is the rapidly falling cost of gas, Alejandro Lazo reports in Relief by the Gallon.

After rising to record highs this past summer, gas prices have now fallen to a national average of $1.885 per gallon for regular unleaded, their lowest level since September 2004. This is good news for Stacie Banks and her family, who use their van and two cars to deliver flower arrangements for a local shop. "It is helping us out a lot, needless to say," Banks said.

What about you? Have falling gas prices had an effect on your business?

By Sharon McLoone |  November 26, 2008; 7:31 AM ET Economy Watch
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