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Obama Tickets, Gas Prices Fall, GM Recall

President Obama plans to return to Cleveland this Friday for a grassroots event. The exact event location and time have yet to be released, but the event is open to the public. Ticket distribution for President Obama's visit will be available starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2. Click here for ticket locations.

Average retail gasoline prices in Cleveland have fallen 10.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.79/g, according to gasoline price website ClevelandGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Cleveland during the past week, prices Sunday were 49.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 0.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 33.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

General Motors has issued a recall for 40,000 cars and SUV's because of a faulty fuel pump.  The recall affects these models: the 2007 through 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt; 2007 Chevrolet Equinox; 2007 through 2009 Pontiac G-5; 2007 Pontiac Torrent; and 2007 Saturn Ion.  GM said the fuel pumps in those vehicles could crack and cause a potentially dangerous fuel leak.  The vehicles were sold or registered in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. Owners can get a free replacement by contacting a GM dealer

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager

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