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Sharp decline in gas prices boosting budgets large and small

When Orkun Ayrac first started working downtown delivery routes for HomeSlyce Pizza Bar about a year and a half ago, he was filling his gas tank three times a week at nearly $60 a pop. Today he fills up for less than $40 as he crisscrosses Baltimore's streets with pizza and chicken wings, saving about $240 a month. That's "big money" for the 26-year-old Istanbul native and Severna Park resident, who said he's using it to help pay for computer science courses at Anne Arundel Community College. "When the gas prices get low, it helps a lot," Ayrac said as he cruised past the Inner Harbor on a recent delivery. Commuters and companies across Maryland are...