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Americans to travel for July 4th weekend in bigger numbers
Americans to travel for July 4th weekend in bigger numbers

Expect more traffic on the road this Fourth of July weekend, as 41 million Americans travel for the Independence Day holiday, a 1.9% increase over last year. The forecast by AAA attributes the increase to a rise in consumer confidence, a greater willingness to take on credit card debt and an improved employment picture. Road trips will continue to be the most popular vacation option, with nearly 85% of Americans planning to drive for the holiday, according to AAA. This will come despite gasoline prices that will be the highest since 2008. The national average price of a gallon of gas is about 20 cents higher than it was on July 4, 2013, according to the Auto Club. Hotel rates are...

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