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(Bloomberg) — U.S. travel over the May 25 Memorial Day weekend is poised to reach a 10-year high as Americans with more money in their pockets are lured onto the roads by lower prices at the pump.

About 37.2 million Americans will travel more than 49 miles (79 kilometers) from May 21 to May 25, a 4.7 percent increase from last year’s holiday and the second-highest level in AAA data. Trip-takers totaled a record 44 million in 2005, the Heathrow, Florida-based motoring club said Friday. About nine in 10 people are expected to drive.

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