© Provided by The Points Guy MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. With travelers rethinking their loyalty plans, the major hotel programs are competing fiercely to win long-term customers. In […]

Lea la historia en español aquí. Cynthia Lopez’s unemployment checks are not enough to support her children amid the COVID-19 health crisis. Lopez, who lost work at a San Diego hotel earlier this year, told state lawmakers that her economic situation has forced her to choose between paying rent to […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) Sean Kilpatrick AP TORONTO Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel […]

Adapt, keep costs low and go digital to persevere. January 29, 2021 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Millions of businesses around the world had to learn how to adapt and reinvent themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Those that readjusted to the rules of this […]

Photo credit: Pattern Beauty From Oprah Magazine Tracee Ellis Ross is weary. The election and its aftermath, the societal unrest, the pandemic—it’s all weighing heavily on her mind. “The work begins now, but how can the work begin now when we’re all so tired?” she wonders out loud. “We need […]

PEABODY, MA — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is urging veterans to consider bypassing the state coronavirus vaccination rollout and enroll in the Veterans Affairs health care system in hopes of getting the vaccine as soon as possible. Moulton said veterans, especially those 75 years old and older, who are not […]

Watch: Europe awaits AstraZeneca approval as virus variant worries grow Coronavirus Article Bar with counter Britain’s supply of Pfizer vaccines from Belgium is under threat with the European Commission is expected to unveil an EU export ban on Friday. The development comes amid a deepening row between the EU and […]

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ False claims target Bible used for Biden’s presidential […]

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As the travel and tourism industry gears up for business, hoteliers are reimagining ways to prioritize hygiene standards and contactless services for arriving guests. Covid-19 proved to be the turning point that accelerated the adoption of contactless technology as demand for safer physical touchpoints for both guests and staff saw […]

California’s unemployment agency was not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, a state audit confirmed this week. Here’s why. TOP STORIES An Unemployed Worker’s Nightmare It’s been nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began to knock the economy for a loop. Yet California’s unemployment benefits system remains mired in dysfunction. […]

This photo taken from gambler Ryan DePaulo’s Twitter page shows Ilyas Muradi after he won a World Poker Tour event worth $620,000 Tuesday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The hard luck life of a refugee from Afghanistan whose father was killed in a bombing there took […]

CLOSE From 1946 to 1961, a network of Quonset huts housed veterans and married students at Colorado State University. Decades later, some have survived. Fort Collins Coloradoan Two historic duplexes on West Mulberry Street may become a boutique hotel under plans working their way through the city of Fort Collins. Located […]

SENATE REPUBLICANS’ CAMPAIGN ARM continues to promote a fundraiser for Sen. Josh Hawley’s Fighting for Missouri PAC, even after the hotel that was scheduled to host it backed out because of Hawley’s objection to certifying Joe Biden’s election victory on Jan. 6. The National Republican Senatorial Committee advertised Hawley’s Feb. […]

Dubai – Getty The United Arab Emirates, Rwanda and Burundi will be added to the Government’s list of countries with travel bans from 1pm today, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Thursday. There are now 33 countries on the UK’s travel ‘red list,’ which is being enforced in an effort […]

Actress Cecily Tyson on the set of the Flip Wilson show in Hollywood, California, in January 1973. AP Famed Hollywood actress Cicely Tyson has died at age 96, according to a statement from her manager. “I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a […]

There is momentum in gaming stocks like Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) and MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM). However, a lot of investors seem to be overlooking Golden Nugget Online Gaming (NASDAQ:GNOG). GNOG stock hasn’t been around long, but it should be on your radar.  Source: 9dream studio / Shutterstock.com The gaming industry has […]

CONCORD – Plunging into what is expected to be a dominant issue in the 2021 legislative session, a House committee on Thursday took up three bills that would change state tax rates, including those on businesses and unearned income. Over more than three hours, the House Ways and Means Committee plowed […]