For U.S. travelers to the U.K. and the eurozone, currency conversion conundrum

Aug 22, 2018
U.S. travelers to the U.K. and the eurozone face two currency hurdles: calculating pound and euro prices in dollars, and dealing with the higher cost of goods and services over there. How do they cope? With a little magical thinking. …

New blow for Uber as top European Union court says it’s a taxi company

Dec 20, 2017
The decision reflects a larger dilemma about how governments should treat companies that operate online.
A view of someone using the Uber app in London.
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Why a proposed Medicaid cut terrifies the parents of a severely disabled man

Mar 13, 2017
'I am scared as to what his life will be, that he’s going to be alone and put away somewhere and no one is going to take care of him,' Fern Pivar says.
 

 
 
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Facebook gets Friend.ly

Oct 11, 2011
Am I bad at punctuating a statement about Facebook's gregarious disposition? No. I am reporting that Facebook acquired a company called Friend.ly...

On how to find green cleaning, not green washing

Jan 6, 2009
I came across this 6-minute video on how to identify and avoid greenwashing when buying cleaning products or hiring someone to clean your home. ...