Block cheese price trends on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange reversed course last week, averaging just above $1.31 per pound for the trading week ended Sept. 4, off 8 cents from the previous week.   Block cheese closed at just above $1.35 per pound Monday, just under $1.35 per pound Tuesday, just above $1.30 per pound Wednesday, $1.28 per pound on Thursday and $1.27 per pound on Friday.     Prices are off 41 cents, or 24 percent, compared with this time last year, when block cheese averaged $1.72 per pound.   Wheat   Wheat for September delivery closed at just under $4.84 per bushel Friday on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, off 38 cents compared with the previous Friday's close of $5.32.   Prices had closed at just above $5.21 per bushel Monday, $5.04 per bushel on Tuesday, just under $5 per bushel Wednesday and just under $4.92 per bushel Thursday.   Gasoline and diesel fuel   The nationwide average for regular unleaded gasoline was $2.58 per gallon Sept. 8, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service, off 3 cents from the previous week.   Prices are off 2 percent from an average of $2.64 per gallon a month ago and off 30 percent from an average of $3.66 per gallon this time last year. Mid-range unleaded averaged $2.74 per gallon while premium unleaded stood at $2.84 per gallon.   The nationwide average price for diesel fuel stood at $2.67 per gallon Sept. 5, off 3 cents from last week. Diesel prices are off 37 percent from an average of $4.22 per gallon this time last year.   Natural gas   Natural gas prices posted significant decreases at both the spot and futures markets this report week. Spot prices fell at all market locations in the lower 48 States, with decreases ranging between 7 and 68 cents per million Btu. The price at the Henry Hub spot market fell to $2.25 per MMBtu, decreasing by 51 cents or 18 percent. As of Sept. 2, the price of natural gas at the Henry Hub was the lowest since Feb. 15, 2002, when natural gas at this location traded at $2.18 per MMBtu.   Pizza company stocks   Shares in Pizza Hut parent Yum! Brands Inc. closed at $34.04 on Sept. 4, off 88 cents compared with the previous week's close of $34.92. YUM traded at a 52-week high of $40.25 in September 2008 and a 52-week low of $21.50 in November 2008.   Domino's closed at $8.07, up 22 cents compared with the previous Friday's close of $8.29. Over the past 52 weeks, DPZ has traded as high as $13.82 in September 2008 and as low as $2.61 in November 2008.   Papa John's stock closed at $23.18, off 58 cents compared with the previous Friday's close of $23.76. PZZA traded at a 52-week high of $30.68 in September 2008 and a 52-week low of $12.78 in November 2008.   Shares in CEC Entertainment Inc., parent company of Chuck E. Cheese restaurants, closed at $26.99, off 9 cents compared with the previous week's close of $27.08. CEC traded at a 52-week high of $39.59 in September 2008 and a 52-week low of $12.96 in November 2008.   California Pizza Kitchen closed at $14.13 on Sept. 4, off 38 cents compared with the previous week's close of $14.51. CPKI has traded as high as $17.44 in mid-April and as low as $5.24 in November 2008.   Pizza Inn closed at $1.69 on Sept. 4, off a penny compared with the previous week's close of $1.70. PZZI traded at a 52-week high of $2.72 in October 2008 and a 52-week low of 98 cents in April 2009.

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