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Afternoon rush hour traffic heads out of  town Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Phoenix. An estimated 41.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, up 0.7 percent from last year and the most since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

As usual, the vast majority of travelers will be using their cars: about 85 percent. Gas currently costs $2.78 a gallon, down 88 cents from the same time last year. That means a family driving 200 miles on highways will save about $7.30 for their holiday gas this year.

FILE - In this June 11, 2014 file photo, Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto introduces the Nintendo's Mario Maker during a press event at the Nintendo booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles. While the Japanese creator of "Mario Bros." and "Donkey Kong" spent most of his trip to last week's 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo hyping the upcoming video games "Super Mario Maker" and "Star Fox Zero," Miyamoto is equally excited about his next project: bringing his digital creations to life in Universal theme parks.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

“We’ve come to the point where the kids who grew up playing Nintendo games are now parents who have their own kids,” said the veteran game designer during an interview translated by Bill Trinen, product marketing director at Nintendo of America. “I think for them it will be a tremendous experience.”

Denise Holden pulls her laundry out of the dryer at Laundry on the Fax on Wednesday. Yemane Habtezgi, owner of Laundry on the Fax, set up a voucher system with the help of the city for low income residents.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

AURORA | With temperatures vaulting into the 90s, the feeling that accompanies changing into a freshly laundered set of clothes this time of year can teeter toward spiritual. Spending almost any time under the relentless Colorado sun — waiting for a bus, a light rail train or simply walking from the office to the car — […]

In a statement, the airline said renovating the Denver facility would be more cost-effective and allow the training center to be up and running as much as two years earlier than planned.

“These overcharges are incredibly troubling,” Menin said, alleging that they continued even after Whole Foods was informed of the city investigation, which began in the fall. The investigation checked the eight Whole Foods markets then open in the city. A ninth has since opened. In all, the Austin, Texas-based chain has 422 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Gym instructor Javier "Coach Java" Martinez, far right, trains clients how to run using resistant bands at the Fhitting Room boutique fitness studio, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in New York. Owner Kari Saitowitz was a marketing executive before she quit to raise her two children. She started taking high intensity training classes and decided to open a studio of her own. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

“We started this with zero dollars,” says Brittany Blum, co-owner of yoga studio Ritual San Francisco. Ritual opened earlier this year in a 1,000-square-foot studio that is inside a large gym. Ritual’s owners negotiated a deal with the gym, paying it a percentage of sales instead of a monthly rent.

Research firm Dean Runyan & Associates tallied direct spending by visitors at $18.6 billion, with 66 percent of that coming from overnight visitors who paid for lodging