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England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing

Sep. 17, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective. ...

US working on new COVID-19 rules for international visitors

Sep. 15, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering requiring vaccinations against COVID-19 and contact tracing of international visitors after the U.S. revamps current broad restrictions that bar many foreigners from traveling to the U.S., a top White House adviser said Wednesday. ...

Pandemic hasn't dimmed Boeing's rosy prediction for planes

Sep. 14, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

Boeing said Tuesday that the airline industry is showing signs of recovering from the pandemic, and it raised its bullish prediction about demand for airline and military planes and other aerospace products and services. The company predicted that the aerospace market...

US consumer prices rise 0.3% in August, lowest in 7 months

Sep. 14, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose a lower-than-expected 0.3% last month, the smallest increase in seven months and a hopeful sign that a recent jump in inflation may be cooling. The August gain was weaker than the 0.5% increase in July and a 0.9% surge in...

US will give aircraft companies $482 million for pandemic

Sep. 13, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

The Biden administration is making $482 million available to aviation industry manufacturers to help them avert job or pay cuts in the pandemic. The taxpayer-funded relief will cover up to half of the payroll costs at 313 companies, according to the Transportation...

US investigating airlines over slow refunds during pandemic

Sep. 10, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is detailing efforts it says it is making to help airline customers who were wrongfully denied refunds after flights were canceled or changed during the pandemic. The department says in a new report that it investigated 20...

Airlines say rise in COVID-19 cases is hurting ticket sales

Sep. 09, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Several leading U.S. airlines warned Thursday that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is hurting their bookings and further delaying the travel industry's recovery. The summer got off to a strong start, with many planes full of vacationers...

Tears triggered at filming of stage musical 'Come From Away'

Sep. 07, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many months into the global pandemic, a Broadway musical about another horrific event that shook the world brought people together. The doors of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre were cracked open for several weeks in May to film the cast performing “Come...

US slightly upgrades GDP estimate for last quarter to 6.6%

Aug. 26, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a robust 6.6% annual rate last quarter, slightly faster than previously estimated, the government said Thursday in a report that pointed to a sustained consumer-led rebound from the pandemic recession. But worries are growing that the delta variant...

COVID-19 resurgence crimps spending, travel recovery

Aug. 26, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

A COVID-19 resurgence this summer has caused consumers to turn cautious, while investors trim their investments in a travel sector still struggling to recover. Retail sales dipped a surprising 1.1% in July as consumers spent less on clothing, furniture and sporting goods....