Gas prices are low ahead of Memorial Day. But will people travel?

May 22, 2020
Travel could fall to record lows this holiday weekend, despite some of the cheapest gas in nearly two decades.
Gas prices heading into the Memorial Day weekend are at their lowest levels in nearly two decades.
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Consumers are hitting the roads this vacation season, but higher gas prices may influence how far they go

May 28, 2018
AAA estimates more than 36 million of us hit the road over the Memorial Day weekend.  That’s nearly a five percent increase from last year at the same time. And, that’s in spite of higher prices for gas at the…

Gas prices head north before holiday

May 23, 2018
We’re only a few days away from Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel days of the year. More than 41 million Americans are expected to hit the road. You know where you’re going? Are you going to drive…

Travelers take a holiday from high gas prices

May 27, 2016
The American Automobile Association expects weekend travel to hit a 10-year peak.
Travelers are expected to spend about $12 billion over the holiday weekend.
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Gunnery Sgt. Holtry, United States Marine Corps

May 28, 2014
Kai Ryssdal's memories of Officer Candidate School... and Memorial Day.

What do John Wayne and Dracula have in common?

May 23, 2014
The Marketplace Datebook for Monday, May 26, 2014.
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Retailers want online Memorial Day shoppers

May 28, 2012
You've heard of Cyber Monday in November. Well, retailers now want an online holiday for Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day kicks off summer shopping

May 28, 2012
Retailers gear up for summer shopping season. With graduation, Mothers Day and Memorial Day, May is one of the biggest shopping months of the year.

A job is the best way to honor veterans

May 28, 2012
Veterans working on Wall Street help recruiters understand that military skills also apply to jobs in finance.

Long Island Power Authority charging to hang U.S. flags on poles

May 27, 2011
This final note today, from the Marketplace Desk of I really don't think they get the idea here, Memorial Day edition. There's going to be a par...