US workers shifting to 4-day week to save gasoline

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By Andrea Hopkins CINCINNATI, May 29 (Reuters) - When Ohio's Kent State University offered custodial staff the option of working four days a week instead of five to cut commuting costs, most jumped at the chance, part of a U.S. trend aimed at combating soaring gasoline prices. "We offered it to 94 employees and 78 have taken us up on it," said university spokesman Scott Rainone. The reason is simple: rising gas prices. And while so far only the university's custodians are eligible, ...

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