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Gas Prices Hurting Small Businesses

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A majority of small businesses are struggling with high gas prices, according to a new survey.

An online poll by the National Association for the Self-Employed found 74 percent of owners said high gas prices were significantly or moderately hurting their businesses, while 44 percent said they have raised their own prices as a result.

Many owners said they were cutting back on driving, both in their business and personal lives, the survey found. A majority also said they supported creating tax credits for the purchases of hybrid cars or other fuel-efficient vehicles.

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