Karl Engellenner loads flowers into a truck for delivery at Relles Florist in midtown Sacramento on  Nov. 20. Gas prices have fallen about a dollar a gallon since Independence Day, and the ripples of that have affected businesses, consumers and overall economics. Falling gas prices might be bad news for oil speculators, but Sacramento-area prices near $3 a gallon have been a plus for companies that have substantial fuel bills.
Karl Engellenner loads flowers into a truck for delivery at Relles Florist in midtown Sacramento on Nov. 20. Gas prices have fallen about a dollar a gallon since Independence Day, and the ripples of that have affected businesses, consumers and overall economics. Falling gas prices might be bad news for oil speculators, but Sacramento-area prices near $3 a gallon have been a plus for companies that have substantial fuel bills. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Karl Engellenner loads flowers into a truck for delivery at Relles Florist in midtown Sacramento on Nov. 20. Gas prices have fallen about a dollar a gallon since Independence Day, and the ripples of that have affected businesses, consumers and overall economics. Falling gas prices might be bad news for oil speculators, but Sacramento-area prices near $3 a gallon have been a plus for companies that have substantial fuel bills. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com

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