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For 100 million travelers, low gas prices make holidays happy

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Florida gas prices continued their downward trend Monday, hitting a statewide average of $2.02 a gallon in time for millions of travelers to hit the road for the holidays. The pump price has dropped by a penny from last week’s average, and 45 cents compared with the statewide average one year ago. The data, put out by AAA, shows Florida lags behind the national average of $1.99 by about 3 cents. The group estimates lower gas prices have saved Americans…

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Travelers take to roads, skies for Thanksgiving

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The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints. At the White House, President Barack Obama said there is no “specific and credible” intelligence indicating a plot against the U.S. and assured anxious Americans: “While the threat of terrorism is a troubling reality of our age, we are both equipped to prevent attacks and we…

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