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Mexico sees holiday bump in tourism amid pandemic surge

Mexico sees holiday bump in tourism amid pandemic surge

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — The friends from Jackson, Mississippi, relaxed on lounge chairs dug into a white sand beach and romped in the turquoise Caribbean waters, grateful for a break from the pandemic winter in the United States.
They were among tens of thousands of American tourists who descended on Mexico's glittering Carib ... (full story)


4 financial 'experts' who could steer you wrong

None of us knows everything we need to know about money, so we may turn to experts for help. But some money professionals who offer advice are not qualified to do so — nor are they required to put our interests ahead of theirs.
Be cautious when accepting advice from the following sources.
THE DEALERSHIP ABOUT HOW LONG ... (full story)


Electric truck maker hits 100,000 orders ahead of fall start

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An upstart electric vehicle maker said last Monday that it now has more than 100,000 orders for its new pickup truck.
Lordstown Motors Corp plans to begin production of the Endurance All-Electric Pickup Truck in September at a former General Motors assembly plant near Youngstown.
The company too ... (full story)


Deal reached on project to protect lakes from invasive fish

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan, Illinois and a federal agency have agreed on funding the next phase of an initiative to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a Chicago-area waterway, officials said last Thursday.
The two states and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will share pre-construc ... (full story)


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After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it's time to overhaul US disaster policy – here's how

(THE CONVERSATION) The year 2020 broke disaster records across the country in destructive and expensive ways. The Atlantic had so many hurricanes, meteorologists ran out of tropical storm names for only the second time. Across the Midwest, extreme storms flattened crops and tore up buildings. Western states repeatedly broke records ... (full story)


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Vaccine rollout hits snag as health workers balk at shots

Vaccine rollout hits snag as health workers balk at shots

The desperately awaited vaccination drive against the coronavirus in the U.S. is running into resistance from an unlikely quarter: Surprising numbers of health care workers who have seen firsthand the death and misery inflicted by COVID-19 are refusing shots.
It is happening in nursing homes and, to a lesser degree, in hospitals ... (full story)


Ohio unveils limited plan to pay relatives caring for kids

Ohio unveils limited plan to pay relatives caring for kids

COLUMBUS (AP) — Advocates for Ohio adults caring for related children in their custody insist a new law that raises payments for such caregivers doesn't go far enough, signaling that achievement of a solution that satisfies all parties isn't yet in hand.
At issue are relatives who aren't licensed caregivers but are approve ... (full story)