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Holiday Travelers Receive an Early Gift: Cheap Gas

If you’re planning on packing up your car for holiday travel, there’s good news; gas prices are at their lowest point of the year. Last week, the AAA said that a gallon of gas averaged about $3.25 nationwide, and they also reported that prices will continue to drop as we approach the New Year. Gas prices fell below $3 in Missouri, which have the lowest prices in the country, while Hawaii has the most expensive gas at ... continue reading»

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Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving? Don't Surf and Drive

If you’re driving over the holiday, put your smartphone down, as a new survey indicates that mobile web use is contributing to distracted driving more than ever. “Though texting while driving remains a concern on the nation’s highways, people are also webbing while driving with increasing frequency,” says State Farm in a press release. “These behaviors may pose equal or greater concerns in the effort to reduce distracted driving.” State Farm’s survey polled almost 4,000 drivers ... continue reading»

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Outsmart High Gas Prices

Once Labor Day has passed, gas prices tend to decrease. However, TIME reports that national gas prices are hovering around $3.84 a gallon in many states. Hurricane Isaac and plant shut downs in the United Kingdom have slowed production and limited resources, according to GasBuddy.com. The gas-price tracking site expects prices to decline by the end of the month and “bottom out between Thanksgiving and Christmas,” but the cost of filling up is still a concern for most ... continue reading»

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More Americans Will Hit the Road Memorial Day Weekend

Jonathan Leon Rosen/Getty Images If you’re driving to your vacation destination this Memorial Day, you’re not alone. AAA says that 1.2 percent more Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend than they did last year. For the majority of Americans, gas prices weren’t the deciding factor in their choice to drive rather than use an alternative form of transportation, but fuel costs still impacted travel plans for a chunk of Americans. “A survey of ... continue reading»

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Fewer People Will Travel This Fourth of July Weekend

Although gas prices are dropping, AAA predicts fewer Americans will travel this holiday weekend. An estimated “39 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend,” AAA reports. The number of travelers is down 2.5 percent from a year ago. AAA surveyed people who plan on driving this Fourth of July weekend and found that 56 percent said high gas prices will not influence their plans. The 44 percent who said gas ... continue reading»

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