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  • Vegas-area county joins room tax fight against online firms

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The county with jurisdiction over the Las Vegas Strip has joined a legal fight to try to collect what attorneys maintain could be be hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid hotel room taxes owed by more than 20 online travel companies.
  • Where to turn when a natural disaster upends your finances

    Natural disasters can upend lives in an instant, but unwinding the financial damage can take many months. Still, those affected have many sources of help.
  • How to be a frugal traveler and still have fun

    That first post-vaccine vacation is finally a possibility for many, but after more than a year without travel, the sticker shock is no joke. In general, travel prices are increasing to reflect higher demand. According to the U.S. Travel Association Travel Price Index for May 2021, airfare is up 24.1% and lodging prices are up 10% year over year.
  • Summer travel forecast calls for longer waits, fewer choices

    After a year of coronavirus lockdowns, the start of summer beckons with vacation plans made possible by relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. But a severe worker shortage brings a warning for travelers: Expect delays and pack a little patience.
  • As chip shortage goes on, cars are scarce and prices are up

    DETROIT (AP) — For the next few months, Charlie Gilchrist figures his 11 car dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will sell just about every new vehicle they can get from the factories — and at increased prices.
  • Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

    COSBY, Tenn. - When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married forever.
  • For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss

    GAZA, Palestinian Territory - Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family. These days, the 31-year-old construction worker is on the run, hiding from police in a tiny rental apartment and unable to repay the money he borrowed.
  • Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

    BEND, Ore. - There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.
  • Chances of dying tripled if convicted offenders didn't take methadone: study

    VANCOUVER - Convicted offenders who stopped taking methadone to treat an opioid addiction were three times more likely to die from overdose, but their chances of continuing treatment with the drug could have increased dramatically with support for issues like mental illness, housing and employment, a researcher says.
  • Rent-to-own: Be informed before you sign

    Imagine a store where you can pay as you go with no credit and get brand-name furniture, appliances and electronics for as little as $19.99 a week.

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