Brief: Gas Prices Jump, Heat Relief, Snow Flashback

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Gas is at the highest price in the U.S. since 2014. On Monday, the national average was $2.86 a gallon.

Wall Street Journal:

While the stock market and employment trends remain strong, threats loom with the U.S.-China trade dispute. Both countries slapped levies of $34 billion on each others’ exports, kicking off America’s biggest trade battle since the Great Depression.

But analysts say that if average gas prices hit $3.50 or even $4 a gallon as global oil prices rise, that could dent growth by eating into disposable income and spending.

Kansas Governor:

 

Video of Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing return. The unit is based in St. Joseph.

 

It’s a hot summer. The below is from Thursday.

We’ll get a break from the heat.

A reminder of cooler times. Will we see it again?

 

And a tribute to Bill Snyder.

The K-State head football coach was born and raised in St. Joseph. He attended Missouri Western briefly when it was St. Joseph Junior College.

The Brief is a daily roundup from St. Joe Post and around the web. The Associated Press contributed to this report.