10/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gas Prices Hit 8-Month Low -- Why That's BAD News For The Economy

The sagging commodity market price for gasoline is good news for American motorists, promising a mild easing in pump prices. It also marks the end of a summer of relative stability for retail gasoline prices, which have fluctuated by about 20 cents per gallon since the beginning of the year and have stayed in an 8-cent range for the past 69 day