The Moment

9|27|08: Atlanta

When word got out that a filling station in the Atlanta suburb of Buckhead had received a fresh supply of regular unleaded, the line began forming well before dawn. Thanks to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, which crippled Gulf Coast refineries, drivers in the Southeast are creeping around town with their gas gauges on empty, searching for a pump that isn't dry. And while oil companies said supply would improve by Columbus Day, the long lines aren't the only thing giving us déjà vu. We've got an unpopular President in the White House, trouble with Iran and economists raising the specter of...

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