Prices at the pump are rising. Today's Taking the Lead looked at WHY.
Believe it or not, it's thanks to the Federal Reserve.
The Fed plans to drop $600 billion in the economy to get it moving again. That news sent the US dollar lower against other major currencies. Because the dollar is the standard currency for oil trades, barrels of crude oil got more expensive. Crude oil is the biggest ingredient in gasoline, so gas is now pricier.
Analysts expect it to rise 5 to 10 cents per gallon.