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Travel for Memorial Day weekend expected to rise 1.5%
Travel for Memorial Day weekend expected to rise 1.5%

Americans are expected to shake off the memories of this winter's harsh storms and travel for the Memorial Day weekend in the highest numbers since the recession. The Auto Club of America predicts that 36.1 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles for the start-of-summer holiday, a 1.5% increase over the same number last year. The number of travelers is expected to be the highest total since 2005, when an estimated 44 million Americans traveled for the holiday. Of those who plan to travel during the holiday, 88% plan to drive, about the same rate as last year, according to the Auto Club. The average price of a regular gallon of gasoline across the country ($3.647) is...

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