High gas prices put the brakes on travel

WASHINGTON Restaurants may be hurting this summer as record-high fuel prices keep more Americans from traveling.

AAA had projected a 0.9-percent decrease in travelers for the Memorial Day weekend, with 37.9 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles away from home. According to data from AAA and the Travel Industry Association, this would be the first dip in Memorial Day traveling in at least eight years.

Most of those travelers, or 31.7 m

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