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As storm-weary consumers idled in tense lines Thursday to fill up gas tanks, the U.S. Coast Guard took steps to ease fuel shortages by opening up the ports of New York and New Jersey, which were closed before Hurricane Sandy.
The move came as residents of both states waited in lines at gas stations hoping for fuel for home generators and for cars and trucks that were frequently stuck in fuel-wasting...