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Miranda talks about Bruno, and the 'Encanto' phenomenon

Jan. 21, 2022 17:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A month after “Encanto” debuted in theaters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the movie's Colombia-inflected songs, took a long vacation. By the time he returned, something almost as extraordinary as the enchanted home of the movie had transpired. “Encanto”...

Millennial Money: Save for what makes you feel good in 2022

Jan. 04, 2022 09:17 AM EST

You probably know to plan and save for the big and boring expenses, aka financial needs. But what about the fun stuff? Expenses that don’t put a roof over your head, but do provide joy, rejuvenation and other hard-to-quantify benefits are worth saving for, too. In fact, they...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Dec. 30, 2021 16:21 PM EST

A late slide pulled major indexes into the red on Wall Street Thursday, leaving the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly below the record highs they set a day earlier. Trading was relatively quiet with many investors having closed out their positions for the...

More cruise ships under CDC investigation due to COVID cases

Dec. 29, 2021 16:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating more cruise ships due to new cases of COVID-19 as the omicron variant drives extremely high infection levels in the industry hub of Florida. The CDC said 88 vessels are now either under investigation...

Surging COVID-19 cases bring a 2020 feel to the end of 2021

Dec. 17, 2021 19:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials intensified calls Friday for unvaccinated Americans to get inoculated in the face of the new omicron variant that contributed to a record number of infections in New York and threatened to wipe out a second holiday season in Europe. Though the...

Volunteers work to improve disabled access to businesses

Dec. 11, 2021 01:02 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Americans with Disabilities Act is more than 30 years old but many businesses and tourist attractions remain inaccessible. That can make it tough for disabled people to know where they can easily visit. Accessible Black Hills is a new volunteer...

Program in Big Sky works to increase rental availability

Nov. 21, 2021 08:12 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A program in the resort community of Big Sky that offers landlords cash to convert vacation rentals or seasonal homes into long-term homes for locals converted 21 homes and housed 58 locals in its first three months. After a three-month trial of...

Canadian snowbirds head south as US land borders reopen

Nov. 01, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Canadians Ian and Heather Stewart are savoring the idea of leaving behind this winter's subzero temperatures when the U.S. reopens its borders to nonessential land travel next week and they launch a long-delayed drive to their seasonal home in Fort Myers, Florida. ...

Facebook Inc.: A look at other corporate rebranding efforts

Oct. 28, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc. announced Thursday that it is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., joining a long list of companies that have tried to rebrand themselves over the years. The move comes as the company deals with the fallout from the Facebook Papers, a...