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EXPLAINER: How is inflation affecting commuting costs?

Aug. 12, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gas prices have fallen from the record highs they reached earlier this summer, but they're still much higher than a year ago. And with inflation driving up the cost of pretty much everything else, finding the funds to cover your commute may be increasingly tricky. ...

Tips for saving on your commute amid high inflation

Aug. 11, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gas prices are falling but still higher than they were a year ago. And inflation has made most everything else more expensive. If you're looking to save money on your commute, here are some tips: IF YOU HAVE A CAR: MAKE A DRIVING STRATEGY ...

5 things to consider when looking for a new job

Aug. 05, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Looking for a new job is a balancing act: Some people change roles for a shorter commute or better salary, others want health insurance or flexible schedules, and still others are looking to work in a new or different industry. Hiring is booming in the U.S. — the...

Millennial Money: This year’s summer travel FOMO is real

Aug. 02, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

Views from a tower in Portugal, gondolas in Venice, beaches in the Bahamas — as you scroll through your social media feeds, it seems like everyone you’ve ever met is on a picturesque vacation this summer. Compared to the last two years, 2022 is seeing a steep increase in travel, especially...

Watchdog head: Fines may not stop bad behavior by companies

Jul. 28, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's financial watchdog is having second thoughts about how useful fines are in deterring illegal behavior in the financial industry, saying some companies have gotten so big that the money makes little difference. In an interview with The...

Seeking new funds, Hamas raises taxes in impoverished Gaza

Jul. 28, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Hamas rulers have imposed a slew of new taxes on imported clothes and office supplies just ahead of the new school year, sparking limited but rare protests in the impoverished coastal strip. The move by the militant group comes at a time when...

Has remote work changed the travel landscape?

Jul. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 25% of job postings at the 50,000 largest...

Indiana Republicans pairing abortion ban with services boost

Jul. 22, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican lawmakers are pairing a proposal to ban nearly all abortions in the state with promises to boost spending toward helping pregnant women, young children and adoptions. Republicans say the proposals show dedication to mothers and babies....

North Carolina police force resigns over work environment

Jul. 22, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

KENLY, N.C. (AP) — An entire police department in a North Carolina town has resigned over what it called a hostile work environment, and local leaders scheduled a meeting on Friday to determine how to protect residents. Kenly Police Chief Josh Gibson said he and four other officers...

Washington superintendent to resign, receive nearly $400K

Jul. 19, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — A school district superintendent northeast of Seattle will resign and receive nearly $400,000 after an investigation showed employee claims of his behavior creating a toxic work environment were mostly credible. Under a settlement agreement announced last...