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Gas prices to rise 6.3% from same period in '11

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. drivers will pay an average of 24 cents more per gallon for gasoline during this summer's travel season, the government said Tuesday.

Gasoline will cost an average of $3.95 per gallon from April through September, an increase of 6.3 percent from the same period last year, the Energy Information Administration predicted. The peak should come in May, when gas averages $4.01 per gallon, the agency said.

Gasoline already has jumped by 20 percent this year to a national average of $3.922 per gallon, according to auto club AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

In the Buffalo Niagara region, a gallon of regular averaged $4.10 on Tuesday, up 5 cents from a week ago. The record high price in the region is $4.27, set on July 17, 2008.


Yahoo to reorganize

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) -- A week after announcing a painful round of job cuts, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson unveiled a plan Tuesday that will reorganize the company into three main divisions focused on users, advertisers and technology.

Thompson unveiled the plan at an "all hands" meeting for employees at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. It will take effect on May 1.

According to a memo obtained by the Associated Press, the new structure aims to improve users' experience with Yahoo, work closely with advertisers in different regions of the globe, and strengthen the company's technology group.


Unlocking iPhones

Your personal leash can now be untethered. As of April 8, if you have an iPhone that is off contract with AT&T, you can unlock the phone freeing it from AT&T service.

You have to be eligible, with an account that is current (no outstanding fees). That also means you have to either have a contract that has ended, have upgraded the handset or have paid an early termination fee.

If you fit one of those criteria, you can unlock your phone at the AT&T store, in an online chat with AT&T or by dialing 611 on the phone.

Once you do that, to complete the process, all you have to do is connect the phone to your computer, open iTunes and back up your data and restore the phone to factory settings.

And that should do it -- a fresh, unlocked iPhone to do your bidding. Or, with the help of EBay or Craigslist, let someone else do the bidding.


College reaccredited

Geneseo State College's School of Business has been reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the college announced Tuesday.

The AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for advancing quality management education in business schools. To maintain accreditation, schools must undergo an internal review every five years, and show a commitment to 21 quality standards and to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals.

Geneseo's School of Business enrolls about 750 majors in its accounting, business administration, and economics degree programs, and also offers a master's degree in accounting.

Crawford to sell assets

Bankrupt hardwood furniture maker Crawford Furniture has been given approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to liquidate its remaining assets.

As part of the liquidation sale, the company will be selling its factory and warehouses in Jamestown as well as its equipment and remaining furniture. The liquidation sale will run through April 19. Any remaining items will go to auction April 21.

The 127-year-old company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August, began conducting going-out-of-business sales at its retail locations and shuttered its manufacturing facility in February.