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Why do gas prices go up overnight, but take much longer to go down? Ask USA TODAY

A reader wants to know why the yo-yo effect in gas prices acts much quicker when gas prices are going up than when they are going down. John Waggoner, personal finance columnist, offers this answer. Send your question to #askusatoday.

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