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7 new travel planning rules of the COVID era

A lot has changed in the travel world since the pre-pandemic days of 2019. Even if it seems like your life is going back to...

Looking for a fun escape? Try a weekend getaway in Atlanta

You know this vibrant Southern city for its deep musical roots, professional sports teams and emerging reputation as a film production hot spot, but Atlanta is also...

There are plenty of jobs, but not enough people to fill them. What’s going on?

The U.S. created 850,000 new jobs in June. Great. Yet 9 million people who likely would be working right now had there been no pandemic...

Krispy Kreme IPO: 5 things to know about the doughnut maker before it goes public

Hot Light Theater Shops and glazed waterfalls are just two mouth-watering features that Krispy Kreme Inc. discusses in its IPO prospectus, which was filed this...

Small businesses had to adapt in the pandemic: some innovations that we’ll continue to see

“If you make it through this, you ask, you learn, you adapt, and I think it only makes you stronger,” says Keith Hall, president and...

Opinion: 5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

Fed policymakers surprised a lot of investors on Wednesday by signaling that tapering and interest-rate hikes are finally on the way. Investors sat up and...

The new cruise ship rulebook: What to know about booking a trip, getting on board, and other changes

You may have been able to hear the champagne corks pop and cheers resound on June 5 as the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship weighed anchor...

‘Not being able to connect with people was really hard’: Company sports teams are finally getting back together

American office workers are moving from the Zoom window to the batter’s box. When Sean O’Rourke took the field at a softball league on Monday...

Here’s what employers are NOT allowed to do to entice workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Answer: When the deep-fried treat is dangled as an enticement to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Government officials, companies and employers keep trying to persuade vaccine...

Teen jobless rate falls to lowest point in years

The unemployment rate in May for 16- to 19-year-old workers dropped to 9.6% from 12.3% a month earlier. If that doesn’t sound striking — especially...

5 surprising things in short supply this Memorial Day Weekend

It’s an odd choice of vehicle for someone who is not in the moving business. Up until this week, Matt Landau had never actually driven...

Do you trust your friends or coworkers to be honest about their COVID vaccine? What about strangers at a restaurant or concert?

While the recent federal guidance on mask wearing depends on people being transparent about their COVID-19 vaccination status, a new survey suggests most Americans don’t...

When was the last time you saw Paris? EU ambassadors met to discuss travel restrictions, but Americans still face hurdles

European Union ambassadors met this week to finalize plans to relax travel restrictions and allow in fully vaccinated visitors — but roadblocks remain for Americans...

San Francisco Fed has cautionary words for 22 states ending enhanced unemployment benefits

At least 22 states are effectively running an experiment to find out whether or not scaling down unemployment benefits incentivizes more recipients to find new...

Fully vaccinated and after a year at home, retirees are hitting the road — here’s where they’re going

Ellen Currie wants to go to Paris but she’s waiting until next year. This summer, she is staying closer to home. She plans to fly...

The jobs report reveals two very different Americas

So who was left out of the less-than-stellar jobs recovery? Getty Images The official U.S. unemployment rate rose again in April to 6.1% from 6%...

A million new jobs? That’s how many Wall Street thinks the U.S. created in April

The U.S. might have created a million-plus jobs in April as the economic recovery spread across the country and reached businesses that suffered the most...

Caesars loses more than $400 million in a quarter, and that is an improvement

Caesars Entertainment Inc. continued to battle its way back from the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2021, pushing quarterly losses under half a billion...

New York City sets goal to reopen fully on July 1: De Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday morning that New York City will set a goal to ‘fully reopen’ on July 1, citing the city’s strong...

Disney fan complains that Walt Disney World is becoming too ‘woke’ — here’s what’s changed at the park and why

A self-described longtime fan of Walt Disney World penned an op-ed blasting the company for making changes to popular attractions in the name of “wokeness.”...

ETF Wrap: Let’s get away from it all

Raise your hand if you’ve got a mean case of cabin fever. After the past 13 months, of course you do! You want to see...

Johnson & Johnson saga reveals critical strengths in the U.S. COVID-19 mass-vaccination strategy — and its weaknesses

The United States campaign to reach herd immunity through vaccination involves a delicate — sometimes tricky — dance with side effects, public opinion and virus...

Unlike previous downturns, women are bearing the brunt of the COVID recession — here’s why

It’s not just in the U.S. — across the world, the pandemic-induced recession has had a disproportionately negative impact on women in terms of employment. ...

‘It could take more than a year to dig out of the total jobs shortfall’

“ ‘If we count how many jobs may have been created if the recession hadn’t hit …we are now short 11 million jobs since February.’...

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine passports — and the ‘double privilege’ dilemma they raise for society

Neil Schwartzman is used to getting vaccines in order to travel to exotic parts of the world such as the Great Rift Valley of Kenya...