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Many finishing up vacations this Labor Day

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Millions of Americans will be heading home Monday after enjoying the long Labor Day weekend.

AAA says that more than 34 million Americans across the country traveled at least 50 miles during the final summer holiday.

That's a 4.2 percent increase since last year and a new post recession high.

And at least 43 percent of those who traveled are planning to return home today.

Analysts say this year's increase in travel is mainly due to an uptick in the economy and optimism about the housing market.

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