Consumers’ Shift to Travel, Dining Out Boosted March Spending, Economists Estimate

Consumers’ Shift to Travel, Dining Out Boosted March Spending, Economists Estimate

This post was originally published on this siteConsumer spending is estimated by economists to have accelerated in March as rising wages propelled Americans to spend more on services like dining out and travel.

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Five parts of the economy where you can see inflation

Five parts of the economy where you can see inflation

This post was originally published on this siteMore Americans might find their dollar isn’t going as far as before under the sting of rising inflation, as price stickers on food, gas and other goods and services skyrocket across the country. Data released by the Labor Department this week found that consumer prices...

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Consumers Are Pivoting Spending to Services From Goods

Consumers Are Pivoting Spending to Services From Goods

This post was originally published on this siteWith many tapped out on buying physical objects, economists hope warmer weather and waning infections will kick-start purchases on services like dining and travel.

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US air travel hits new low in 2021: Gallup

US air travel hits new low in 2021: Gallup

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. air travel hit a new low in 2021, with fewer Americans opting to travel by air, according to a new survey.According to Gallup, fewer than four in 10 adults flew in 2021, a marked shift from pre-COVID-19 years.Thirty-eight percent of U.S. adults…

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Rental-Car Shortage Drives Up Prices and Wait Times

Rental-Car Shortage Drives Up Prices and Wait Times

This post was originally published on this siteA shortage of rental cars that emerged earlier this year is getting worse, with Hertz, Avis and other providers struggling to meet demand and charging more.

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Biden administration details new plans for air travel for foreign nationals starting next month

Biden administration details new plans for air travel for foreign nationals starting next month

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration on Monday outlined new details of its plans to allow Covid-19-vaccinated foreign nationals to travel to the United States again starting November 8, including details on which vaccines will be permitted and who will be exempted from requirements.

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U.S. to open borders to fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico

U.S. to open borders to fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas about tourism coming back to her border district in El Paso once the border reopens to fully vaccinated travelers.

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U.S. to lift land border restrictions for vaccinated travelers

U.S. to lift land border restrictions for vaccinated travelers

This post was originally published on this siteFor the first time since March 2020, the U.S. will allow vaccinated travelers to enter the country by land for non-essential activities, like tourism and family visits.

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