RPT-UPDATE 1-US holiday driving to hit 8-yr high this wkend-AAA

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By Richard Valdmanis NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. travelers jumping into their cars this Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to be the highest in eight years, as more Americans favor driving over flying, a travel group said on Tuesday. Some 28.2 million people plan to drive 50 miles or more this weekend, up 2.2 percent from last year to the highest level since 1995, according to a survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA). The increase in driving comes ...

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