The Gas Price Roller Coaster, the Myth of Extreme Saving, and the Sony Hack

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Oil prices have dipped below $60 a barrel for the first time in five years, and gas prices at many stations here in L.A. are below $3 a gallon. What’s going on? And how are falling crude prices affecting local drillers? Next, personal finance gurus say extreme frugality is the key to saving and financial stability. But one expert says that advice misses the point. In our weekly film roundup, we look at big releases this weekend including “Inherent Vice” and “Top Five,” as well as the Golden Globe surprises and snubs. And finally, what are the ethical implications for news outlets that publish the hacked emails between Sony studio head Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin?