Americans are ready to celebrate the Fourth of July next week.  37.5 million motorists will hit the road, up 2.9% from last year, in a driving marathon that should make it the most traveled Fourth of July holiday weekend ever.

Gasoline prices are so low that the expected price on Independence Day will be cheaper than it was on New Year's Day for the first time since, a consumer data tool, began tracking them 17 years ago.

Markets with the cheapest gas this week included South Carolina at $1.93 a gallon, Oklahoma at $1.95, Alabama at $1.99, and several others.  Here's more from USA Today.