Consumer News 9/16/2015

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THE RIGHT SEAT

 
It may be Wednesday, but did you know that this week is child passenger safety week?
 
That’s why today, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is hosting a twitter chat.
 
They’re going to help answer all your questions on child passenger safety and how to register a car seat in the event of a recall.
 
The chat will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern.
 
You can find the conversation on twitter by using #TheRightSeat
 

REPLAY THE SNAP

 
If you have a child with a smartphone they might have this app., or heck, even you probably have it, It’s called snapchat.
 
The app gained popularity particularly with teen and tweens, by letting users send messages that’ll disappear after just a few seconds.
 
But now there’s a new feature.
 
If you want to see a snap on snapchat again? 
 
You can. 
 
It’s just going to cost you.
 
The app is now letting users pay to replay snaps.
 
The new paid feature rolled out this week and it lets users to buy replays of any snap they get.
 
For one dollar, a user can replay a snap up to three times, but a replay on a specific snap can be purchased only once.
 

GAS PRICES FALL

 
Finally, here’s something to get excited about: gas prices continue to go down.
 
Reports say gas prices have fallen for 29-straight days.
 
The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded now stands at $2.32.
 
That’s 3% less than last week and 13% less than a month ago.
 
Reports also say low crude oil prices, lower consumer demand, and a switch to lower cost winter blends could cut prices as much as 25 cents a gallon in the coming months.
 
Now that’s your morning’s consumer news…
 

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