Tag: transportation

Dow’s 400-point rally puts it on track for best day in 2 months as investors await Fed decision

U.S. stock benchmarks on Wednesday rose sharply, with investors fixated on the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, which concludes later in the session as...

Texas abortion law: Women will have to travel 496 miles on average round trip to get an abortion out-of-state

On Tuesday, Texas’ law which prevents abortions from occurring  after cardiac activity is detectable — around six weeks after conception — went into effect. In...

How traveling the world actually helps this freelancing couple save money

Here’s a question for you to mull over: Is it possible to travel the world and save money? This was something my wife, Karen, and...

More U.S. companies are considering surcharges for unvaccinated employees

A company crackdown on unvaccinated workers could be coming, in the form of more mandates and more financial penalties, a new survey suggests. One week...

‘They’ve been silent’: Many companies are on the sidelines about the new Texas abortion law — will they stay there?

Texas’ new abortion law has touched off a wave of criticism, including from President Joe Biden, scathing dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing...

EU recommends restrictions on Americans amid rise in COVID. What does that mean for your travel plans?

The European Union this week called on its 27 member states to revive previous restrictions on travel from the U.S. as a result of the...

Judge shoots down law that kept Uber and Lyft drivers from being employees

A judge late Friday shot down a law that would have allowed app-based companies to continue treating drivers as contractors instead of employees in California,...

Americans have been paying higher prices for months. Will the delta variant finally put a halt to rising prices?

Will delta be a game changer? The highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 is threatening to dampen the economic recovery from the pandemic, economists say....

A China Subway Flood Survivor’s Harrowing Experience: ‘I May Not Be Able to Get Out’

HONG KONG—As floodwaters surged into a stalled subway train beneath the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Pure Li hurriedly tapped out farewell messages to a close...

Uber showed drivers lower fares than passengers, blames California law it supported

Uber Technologies Inc. acknowledged Friday it had been showing drivers lower fares than what riders actually paid and promised to change the practice, which it...

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...

Uber and Lyft drivers strike, seek passage of PRO Act

Ride-hailing drivers across the country executed a strike Wednesday, calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the PRO Act, a bill that would allow them...

Pfizer, BioNTech Join Halting Effort to Produce Covid-19 Vaccines in Africa

Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE said Wednesday that their Covid-19 vaccine will be partly produced in South Africa from next year, joining a...

Dow opens higher as stocks extend rebound rally

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, as healthy corporate earnings reports support a rebound from a plunge that kicked off the week on fears that the...

What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

Georgia interstate fully reopens, damaged overpass removed

Authorities have reopened a key stretch of a Georgia interstate in both directions, after quickly demolishing a bridge overpass that had been badly damaged in...

‘Cyber disruption’ stops websites of Iranian ministry

Websites of Iran’s transport and urbanization ministry have gone out of service after a “cyber disruption” in computer systems of its staff ByThe Associated Press...

My sister and her husband said I should pay 40% towards our vacation rentals because they share a bedroom. Is that fair?

Dear Quentin, My sister, brother-in-law and I have traveled together a number of times on month-long trips. On previous vacations, we each agreed to pay...

The Stellantis EV day is coming. Here’s what to know.

Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest car maker, will host its EV Day on Thursday and unveil more details around its electrification strategy. The company, formed earlier...

Philippine Military Plane Crashes, Killing Dozens

MANILA—At least 29 people were killed and 50 injured when a Philippine military C-130 aircraft crashed and burst into flames after missing the runway in...

Philippine military plane crashes, 29 dead, 50 rescued

The Philippine defense secretary says at least 29 people have been killed and 50 rescued in the crash of a Philippine air force C-130 aircraft...

European stocks rise ahead of U.S. payrolls data, closing out trading week marked by delta variant concerns

European equities climbed higher on Friday ahead of the release of key U.S. economic data. Stock-market indexes across the region looked set to close out...

Covid-19 Vaccine Passport System Gets First Test in Europe

The European Union started rolling out a first-of-a-kind digital health certificate that permits people who have been vaccinated to travel freely within the bloc without...

The Delta variant is now surging in Germany as concern grows in Europe

The Delta variant is now spreading in Germany amid warnings it could account for 90% of cases in Europe by August. The variant, first identified...

Panama Canal Tackles Climate-Change Puzzle: Too Little Rainwater or Too Much

PANAMA CITY—The Panama Canal faces a creeping threat from climate change, including droughts so intense that ships sometimes reduce their cargo so as not to...