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Southwest Airlines’ next CEO says carrier will cut flights next year if staffing falls short

A passenger checks in her luggage at the Southwest Airlines terminal at LAX. Mel Melcon | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Southwest Airlines customers suffered hundreds of cancelations, delays and other disruptions this summer as the carrier struggled with snowballing problems of bad weather and a lack of staff. Its next CEO, Bob Jordan, […]

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Flights to Europe are the cheapest in years. That’s about to change as the U.S. lifts travel restrictions

Tourists look at the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy, on Aug. 25, 2021. Andrea Merola | Bloomberg | Getty Images The window to find dirt-cheap fares to Europe is closing. The Biden administration on Monday said the U.S. in November will start allowing in vaccinated foreigners from 33 countries, including the U.K., China and […]

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U.S. to ease travel restrictions for foreign visitors who are vaccinated against Covid

People arrive at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on March 13, 2020. in New York City. Pablo Monsalve | Corbis News | Getty Images The U.S. is planning to ease travel restrictions for international visitors who are vaccinated against Covid-19, including those from the U.K. and EU, according to a person familiar […]

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Nearly 10,000 passengers tested negative before flying — here’s how many infections slipped through

A study conducted earlier this year shows there may be a way to reduce the number of Covid infections on board commercial airplanes to virtually zero. Results of the study appeared in a peer-reviewed article published on Sept. 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The article — a joint effort by Mayo Clinic, […]

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Steve Ballmer talks about owning the Clippers and building the $1.2 billion Intuit Dome

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks onstage during the New York Times Dealbook event on November 1, 2018, in New York. Michael Cohen | Getty Images | The New York Times “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” It’s a famous quote admired by Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO turned pro sports owner. “Colin Powell […]

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The top agency for NFL players is Athletes First, with $2 billion in active contracts

Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Highmark Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. Bryan M. Bennett | Getty Images Athletes First is the top sports agency, with roughly $2 billion in contracts for 75 active pro football players, […]

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Los Angeles Clippers strike $500 million-plus naming rights deal with financial software company Intuit

New LA Clippers arena. Source: LA Clippers The Los Angeles Clippers announced on Friday a sponsorship deal with financial software company Intuit, which will hold title rights to the team’s new $1.2 billion arena, scheduled to open in Inglewood in 2024. The Clippers will call their new complex the Intuit Dome, providing the company with […]

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The world’s tallest observation wheel is opening in Dubai next month

Ferris wheels were once the center of the town fair. Now they are key parts of major metropolitan skylines. But none can top the heights of the Ain Dubai — meaning “Dubai Eye” in Arabic — which is scheduled to open on Oct. 21.  With a height of 820 feet, it will be the tallest […]

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In pictures: A nation marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

A detail of the 9/11 Memorial is seen on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 11, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters On September 11, 2001, 19 militants affiliated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four commercial airliners with the purpose of carrying out suicide […]

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NFL star Alvin Kamara leaves Klutch Sports Group and signs with management company Quality Control

Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Wesley Hitt | Getty Images National Football League running back Alvin Kamara has changed agents again. The New Orleans Saints star departed powerhouse agency Klutch Sports Group […]

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