Low Gas Prices Drive Americans to Travel Record Miles

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Ross D. Franklin/APBy Jessica Resnick-AultNEW YORK -- U.S. drivers took advantage of low gasoline prices because of a drop in oil prices, traveling a record number of miles in the first five months of the year, according to government data.Travel on streets and roads rose in May by 2.7 percent from a year ago to 275.1 billion vehicle miles, according to the Federal Highway Administration. The mileage is the most recorded in a...

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