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International tourists are coming back to the U.S. ... slowly

May 30, 2023
Americans are traveling domestically again, but the tourism industry is waiting for foreign visitors to come back in pre-pandemic force.
While domestic tourism is roaring back, international tourism to the States has been partially hampered by visa wait times.
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After flooring it, RV sales slow down

May 29, 2023
Shipments of new vehicles are down over 50% since their pandemic highs as the industry heads into summer.
A Winnebago motor home. Recreational vehicles moved quickly off the lots during the pandemic, but purchases have stalled.
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This summer's travel crowds are expected to be record-setting

May 22, 2023
AAA expects Americans will break the travel records they set the year before the pandemic started.
Travelers wait in long lines to speak with airline ticket agents in the United terminal at San Francisco International Airport.
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Taylor Swift's tour is boosting business near venues, but the singer's the big winner

May 19, 2023
She's likely to make more than $5 million a night in ticket sales alone.
Taylor Swift performs onstage for the opening night of "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
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Brick-and-mortar casinos set another quarterly revenue record

May 18, 2023
Sports wagering revenue is also up 70%, a sign of the gambling industry's strength.
The roulette wheel spins at Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The gambling industry raked in record profits last quarter, according to new data.
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After three turbulent years, supply chains are finally back to normal

May 17, 2023
Three years after the start of the pandemic, inventories are down and supply chains are less volatile.
Shipping containers are loaded onto ships in the Port of Los Angeles.
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Clawing back unspent COVID funds might contribute to a debt ceiling solution — but not much

May 15, 2023
The exact amount left from pandemic spending bills could be as little as $30 billion — a fraction of this year’s federal deficit.
Congress passed six COVID spending bills totaling $4.6 trillion, according to the Government Accountability Office. But most of that money is already gone.
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Tax refunds are smaller this year — and fewer people are getting them

May 12, 2023
Blame the termination of benefits that came with pandemic emergency measures.
The average refund amount is down more than 7% from last year so far, according to the IRS.
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Why the price of eggs is down — and likely to keep falling

May 12, 2023
Fewer bird flu cases and a natural increase in egg supply in the spring is leading to lower prices.
Egg prices dropped more than $1.50 on average between January and April 2023.
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Electric vehicle sales are strong, but EV startups are struggling

May 4, 2023
It's not easy to start a carmaker, especially with rivals like Tesla, GM, Ford and Toyota, which have market share and manufacturing experience.
A row of Rivian electric pickup trucks. The company's shares are trading at a small fraction of their peak value in late 2021.
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