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Biden to announce new rules for airlines and travel sites to be more transparent about additional fees

CNN  —  President Joe Biden announced new rules Monday requiring airlines and travel sites to be more transparent about additional fees customers could be charged, fighting what he called “unnecessary hidden fees” that were “weighing down family budgets.” Under the proposed rule, airlines and travel sites “would have to disclose up front – the first … Read more

CBO says Biden’s student loan cancellation plan could cost $400 billion

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for low- and middle-income borrowers could cost $400 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday. Biden announced the forgiveness plan in August, after facing mounting pressure from progressives to broadly cancel some student loan debt. … Read more

If you slow down the economy, you're going to have lower energy consumption, says Skylar's Perkins – CNBC Television

If you slow down the economy, you’re going to have lower energy consumption, says Skylar’s Perkins  CNBC Television

Biden new environmental justice office to oversee $3 billion in grants

Michael Regan, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), speaks during an event at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. Samuel Corum | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday launched an office that will focus on supporting and delivering grant money to minority communities in the … Read more

While DeSantis was flying legal asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard, business owners in his state are struggling for workers

CNN Business  —  For the past two years Jan Gautam has been filling in sporadically as a housekeeper at hotels in Orlando, Florida, run by Interessant Hotels & Resort Management, or IHRMC. When he’s not making beds, he’s busy running the company. He’s the President and CEO of IHRMC — which is based in Orlando, … Read more

The mysterious nine-second call from the White House to a January 6 rioter: CNN reveals the rioter’s identity for the first time

Washington CNN  —  At 4:34 pm on January 6, 2021, a cell phone registered to a Capitol rioter who had stormed the building, received a phone call from a White House landline, according to records obtained by CNN. The call lasted for only nine seconds. Who placed the call and why remains a mystery, but … Read more

Bank of England preparing emergency intervention after pound slumps to all-time low

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng must do more to reassure markets about his plans for the economy after the pound’s slump, a top adviser to Liz Truss has said. Gerard Lyons, an external adviser to the Prime Minister, told Bloomberg: “He needs to reaffirm that tax cuts are only part of the story, not the full story. … Read more

From Yale to jail: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes’ path | Ap-top-news

PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona Supreme Court, in part thanks to his unusual life … Read more

From Yale to jail: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes’ path

PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona Supreme Court, in part thanks to his unusual life … Read more

Why Lambert Airport scored poorly on a national survey

To be honest, the news was not much of a surprise. On Wednesday, J.D. Power released its annual survey of travelers’ attitudes toward U.S. and Canadian airports. Most airports fared worse this year than last, but St. Louis Lambert International Airport did even worse than most. Lambert landed 23rd on the list of 27 airports … Read more