November 18, 2012 10:26 PM

Lower gas prices, improving economy brighten Thanksgiving travel forecast

Need another encouraging sign that the U.S. economy is slowly on the mend? Look to this year’s Thanksgiving holiday travel forecasts. AAA predicts that 43.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend, up almost 1 percent over the 43.3 million who traveled last year.

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