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ARLINGTON, VA - JULY 11: Commercial jets line up at passenger gates at Ronald Regan Washington National Airport on July 11, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia. Staffing shortages, the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues have led to historic levels of disruptions in U.S. air travel. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

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COVID-19

Are we back to normal? In a new normal? Economy gives mixed signals on the pandemic.

by Kristin Schwab Jul 21, 2022
Some consumer and business behavior has rebounded. But as the BA.5 subvariant spreads, other trends show persistent trepidation.

Looking for a used car? You might have better luck ... soon.

by Savannah Maher Jul 21, 2022
Prices are still high, but demand is slackening and inventory is catching up, AutoNation reports.
Adventures in Housing

The story of an old-fashioned bed and breakfast in the age of Airbnb

by Maria Hollenhorst Jul 21, 2022
Lori and Bruce Howard recently cashed in on tourist lodging they built together near Yosemite National Park.

Strong dollar is squeezing profits from this Washington farmer's exports

by Kai Ryssdal and Anais Amin Jul 21, 2022
Patrick Smith, CEO of Loftus Ranches, is fighting inflation as well. Some fertilizer materials have nearly doubled in a year or two, he says.

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