UPDATE 1-Americans skip Labor Day trips as costs rise

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(Updates throughout) By Carey Gillam and Rebekah Kebede KANSAS CITY, Mo./NEW YORK, Aug 22 (Reuters) - After missing out on summer vacations because of high fuel prices and a weakening economy, many Americans won't be going anywhere over the Labor Day weekend either. The number of people traveling 50 miles or more will drop by 0.9 percent this Labor Day weekend compared with last year, the biggest drop in at least eight years, according to travel and auto group AAA. The expected ...

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