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AAA expects record travel

...to AAA. Despite rising hotel and gasoline prices, a projected 64.9 million Americans will travel this season. Christmas falls on Monday this year, so officials are expecting most holiday travel to begin the Friday before. More than 1.6...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/16/met_108672.shtml
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Crowded skies, not highways, await travelers

...the start of arms inspections in Iraq has eased pressure on the price of crude oil," Mr. Bakewell said. Because Christmas falls on a Wednesday, the National Safety Council estimates that fewer people will be on the roads and fewer will die on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/23/met_365488.shtml
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Last minute shoppers pack area malls

...Krugman said the bulk of Christmas shopping occurs the weekend before Christmas. However, he said that because Christmas falls on a Saturday this year, many people are waiting until today or even Friday to finish their shopping. That's what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/23/met_279102.shtml
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Traffic and rain predicted for this Christmas weekend

...issued a warning today to drivers: expect congestion, especially in the Atlanta-area. That's due in part because Christmas falls on the weekend, a press release said. The good news for Augusta is that all of the Georgia Department of Transportation's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-12-20/traffic-and-rain-predicted-c
Latest News
No church on Christmas?

Christmas falls on Sunday once about every seven years. That inspired questions from...service instead of the usual two or more.That's a common option when Christmas falls on Sunday, according to a LifeWay Research survey. More than 90 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2011-12-25/no-church-christmas
Stores focus on last weeks

...flat-panel TVs. Still, analysts expect many shoppers to again wait until the end of the season, especially because Christmas falls on a Monday. "It seemed moderately heavy," said Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak RCT Corp., a research...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/12/bus_108034.shtml
Business
Don't expect much of a 'Santa Claus' rally this year

...the year, rising 30 percent from a 52-week low of $76.81 on Sept. 20, closing Friday at $99.90. EVENTS Christmas falls on this coming Sunday, so while the bond and stock markets will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, in observance, both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/19/fin_33937.shtml
Finance
'Fockers' set record for Christmas Day box office take

...impressive when measured against the overall weekend box office, which was down 26.5 percent from last year. "When Christmas falls on a weekend, it's bad for business," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/28/mov_438348.shtml
Movies
Retailers brace for returns

...Merchandise say they will keep a full staff behind the service desk but expect a bigger return crowd because the day after Christmas falls on a Saturday. "I would still be prepared to wait," said Gary Meharg, Service Merchandise store manager. "You...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/24/bus_248260.shtml
Business
Gas prices might keep some home

...Ms. Buss believes more people will be flying or going by train than driving due to higher gas prices. And because Christmas falls on a Wednesday, it's a shorter holiday with less travel time. Last year, Christmas was on a Monday, and many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/23/met_201642.shtml
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