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Gas stations are actually making an average of 5 cents per gallon more in profit than they were when gas prices topped $4 a gallon.

Lower gas prices, higher profitsGas stations are actually making an average of 5 cents per gallon more in profit than they were when gas prices topped $4 a gallon. Retail gas prices have fallen 55 percent since July, but oil prices have plunged even further and gas stations are pocketing the difference. USA Today

7,000 jobs for 300,000 applicantsNearly 300,000 people have applied for the approximately 7,000 available jobs in the Obama administration.New York Daily News

Renting a dorm room for the inaugurationWith hotels in Washington, D.C., rapidly filling to capacity for Barack Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration, area college students have been renting out their dorm rooms for anywhere from $500 to $1,800 a night for the weekend. Colleges have rules against this sort of thing, but they are difficult to enforce.Politico.comWorld record for holding breath underwaterTom Sietas, a 31-year-old German man, holds the world record for holding his breath underwater—an astounding 10 minutes, 12 seconds. Doctors once believed breath-holding for more than four minutes would lead to brain damage.The Washington Post

TV watching at an all-time highTelevision watching has hit an all-time high, with the average American watching 142 hours of television monthly, up 4 percent over last year, according to the Nielsen survey. The average home now gets 119 channels.The Hollywood Reporter

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