POLITICO-Highway travel up in April

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By Reuters WASHINGTON, June 21 (POLITICO) - Low gasoline prices and rising optimism about the economy boosted U.S. driving in April, marking the first monthly rise in U.S. highway travel since December 2007, the U.S. Transportation Department said Friday. U.S. highway travel was up 0.6 percent in April, rising 1.4 billion miles to 249.5 billion miles. April's increase followed 16 consecutive months of declines in highway travel as high fuel prices and the weak economy took its toll on ...

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