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Money worries keep people home for the holidays

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- Fewer people may be traveling this holiday because of worries about money.

  Wisconsin AAA spokesman Larry Kamholz says there might be a decrease in travel for the first time since December 2002.

  Kamholz says 9.6 million people are expected to travel for the holidays in the Great Lakes region, which includes Wisconsin.

  That's a 3.2 percent decrease from last year.

  Auto travel is expected to drop 3.2 percent from last year, while airline travel is expected to be down 10.8 percent.

  Kamholz says even the drop in gas prices hasn't been enough to overcome worries about the economy and people see travel as an area they can cut back on.

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