Jul 3, 2018

You need a vacation

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Traders only worked half a day, giving everyone a chance to get out of town for the July Fourth holiday. In that spirit we're bringing you three stories about summer vacations: Why plane tickets are so cheap right now, how…

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How road trips changed America

Jul 3, 2018
... and how America changed road trips
Author Richard Ratay gets first chance behind the wheel during a family road trip to Santa’s Village in East Dundee Illinois in 1972. He is joined by his sister, Leslie, and two brothers, Mark (rear seat) and Bruce.
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Your Amazon deliveries don't just magically appear at your door

Jul 3, 2018
Some of them come to you via Amazon Flex, an app that allows regular people to deliver your packages.
Packages are stored at the Amazon's logistics center in San Fernando de Henares, near Madrid, on the eve of 'Black Friday', on Nov. 24, 2016.
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Traders only worked half a day, giving everyone a chance to get out of town for the July Fourth holiday. In that spirit we’re bringing you three stories about summer vacations: Why plane tickets are so cheap right now, how Orlando became an amusement park capital, and what we talk about when we talk about the great American road trip. But first, what you need to know about Mexico’s presidential elections, and the government agencies looking at Facebook. Then: It’s not hard getting hired to deliver packages for Amazon, but the job itself is anything but easy; we talk to a reporter who tried it, and narrowly avoided a parking ticket that would have wiped out her wages for the day.

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