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Business Booms Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day weekend provided a larger-than-expected boost to the economy.

The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau says there were 1.3 million more people visiting the Boston-area this past weekend than last year. That's a 6 percent increase.

Tourism officials tell the Boston Globe that lower gasoline prices and major sporting events brought out-of-towners to the city.

They say a lot of New Yorkers drove in for the Red Sox series against the Mets and the national college lacrosse championships.

This program aired on May 26, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

Kathleen McNerney Twitter Senior Producer / Editor, Edify
Kathleen McNerney is senior producer/editor of Edify.

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