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Traveling to Europe soon? 6 tips that will help you save money and avoid misfortune

This summer, tourism in Europe resumed — and Europe was not ready. Pandemic-related staff shortages have led to massive queues and flight cancellations at many airports; meanwhile, hotel and taxi prices have risen. In addition, there were record temperatures that caused roads, airport runways and railway tracks to buckle, leading to further disruptions. Our family …

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Opinion: Are battery electric cars the future? Not so fast. Cars running on hydrogen will give them a chance.

The idea of ​​using hydrogen for vehicles is not new. It’s been around for over a century, but the technology behind it has only recently begun to gain momentum. China will have a million hydrogen-powered cars on the road by 2035, while Japan, which has a much smaller population, plans to have 800,000 vehicles by …

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Future gains: The climate bill should spur investment opportunities

The climate legislation passed by Congress and endorsed by President Biden in mid-August will create more investment opportunities for those who want to help further the U.S. transition away from fossil fuel energy. It’s unclear what many of those opportunities will look like, but the law — with $369 billion to increase domestic supplies of …

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A strong dollar makes travel to Europe very attractive right now—with one important caveat

Faced with record high inflation and interest rates, many Americans cannot afford to travel right now. But for those lucky enough to make it, this could be the perfect time to book a trip to Europe. The British pound fell to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar on Monday, while the euro, which fell …

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Opinion: Amend the Affordable Care Act to mandate mandatory backup health insurance

Universal health care coverage in the US—once considered a hopeless goal without the imposition of a single-payer plan—is surprisingly affordable. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and expanded subsidies in the 2021 American Rescue Plan, more than 91% of Americans now have health insurance. Closing the gap would be a win-win for the uninsured, health …

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Three common travel disasters and what to do about them

It article reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. Air travel is a mess today, given the onslaught of delays and cancellations this summer. On-time arrivals have not been this low since 2014, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In the first six months of 2022, more than 20% of flights departing from US airports were …

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Health experts are horrified by President Biden’s view that the pandemic is over: ‘No, hell, not even close’

Health experts reacted with dismay Monday to President Joe Biden’s assertion that the pandemic is over in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still working on it a lot. … But the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News’ Scott Pelley. “If you notice, …

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Britain and the world finally say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II Entertainment news

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the world said goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday at a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and up to a million people who lined the streets of London to honor the monarch, whose 70 -the annual board determined the age. An eventful …

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Surprise is a key part of the Florida Texas migrant journey

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The executive director of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services was wrapping up work Wednesday when she looked outside and saw 48 strangers approach her office with red folders containing brochures for her organization. Venezuelan migrants who were brought to the wealthy Massachusetts island from San Antonio by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said they …

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