A shocker for Americans: $2-a-gallon gasoline

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By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO, May 19 (Reuters) - Rising fuel prices gave Americans a shock as more than a few drivers spent $60 on Wednesday just filling their gasoline tank. To a country hung up on gas-hungry sport utility vehicles and spoiled by decades of relatively cheap gasoline, it's no comfort that fuel is still a bargain here compared to Europe and other parts of the world. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline hit the $2 mark for the first time ever this week, the ...

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