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Strong dollar makes European travel 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 the lucky ones who can, this might be the perfect time to book a trip to Europe. The British pound slid to an all-time low against the US dollar on Monday, and the euro, which has fallen …

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Opinion: Change Affordable Care Act to mandate retroactive health insurance

Universal health insurance in the US (once seen as a hopeless goal without imposing a single payment plan) is surprisingly achievable. More than 91% of Americans now carry health insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act and increased subsidies in the 2021 American Recovery Plan. Closing the gap will be a win-win-win for the uninsured, …

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Health experts horrified by President Biden’s view that the pandemic is over: ‘Hell no – not even close’

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

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England and the world, Queen II. Says goodbye to Elizabeth for the last time | Entertainment News

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the world will meet with Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday attended by presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers. It was a final farewell to the close to a million people lining the streets of London to honor a monarch who said goodbye to Elizabeth. The 70-year …

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Surprise is a key part of immigrant travel from Florida, Texas

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — When the CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services looked outside as he was finishing work Wednesday, he saw 48 strangers approaching his office with red folders containing brochures for his organization. Venezuelan immigrants, brought by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by plane from San Antonio to the wealthy island of Massachusetts, said they …

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Should your small business take out a loan to cover rising inflation costs? This may help you decide.

Small business owners have spent years battling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now inflation has thrown a wrench into the recovery process. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Q2 2022 Small Business Index, four out of five businesses report that rising prices have had a significant impact on their operations. While companies …

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How do you make your trip more relaxing and less stressful?

When Camille Hoheb last went on a wellness-focused vacation, she didn’t set any goals for strenuous walks, she wasn’t aiming to lower her blood pressure by a few points, and she wasn’t aiming to correct any low daily habits. She brought a sketchbook, not an itinerary, and the desire to find popular eateries locally rather …

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How do you make your trip more relaxing and less stressful?

When Camille Hoheb last went on a wellness-focused vacation, she didn’t set any goals for strenuous walks, she wasn’t aiming to lower her blood pressure by a few points, and she wasn’t aiming to correct any low daily habits. She brought a sketchbook, not an itinerary, and the desire to find popular eateries locally rather …

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