Real estate is starting to slow in manhatten long island is off 22% in some areas. It will affect retail even with the high spenders they are noticing the price of gas too!It's funny everyone thinks it's the oil companies they just tag along for the ride they aren't the cause. Supply and demand, think the officials would have done something after the first embargo! A train can travel on one gallon 250 miles! No mass transit in California !