Thanksgiving Might Bring Changes in Holiday-Travel Habits

By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press More people are expected on airplanes and highways over Thanksgiving than last year, but changing habits around work and play might spread out the crowds and reduce the usual amount of holiday travel stress. Travel experts say the pandemic and the ability of many people to work remotely has blurred … Read more

Weak Yen, Higher Costs Weigh on Japan Business Sentiment

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Business sentiment among large manufacturers worsened for the third straight quarter, a Bank of Japan survey showed Monday, as the world’s third largest economy grapples with rising costs, a weakening currency and slowing global demand. The headline measure for the “tankan,” measuring sentiment among large manufacturers, … Read more

Royal Fans Give London Tourism a Bump Amid UK Economic Woes

By KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Royal fans have poured into the heart of London to experience the flag-lined roads, pomp-filled processions and, above all, brave a mileslong line for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, who died after an unprecedented seven decades on the throne. And while … Read more

5 Tips for Creating a Budget to Support Your Financial Goals

By ADRIANA MORGA, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Whether you want to pay off debt, start a rainy day fund or save for a family trip, budgeting is the first step toward reaching your financial goals. Creating a budget is much like trying to eat better or exercise more — everyone tells you … Read more

Prosecutors Rest Their Case Against 2 Men in Whitmer Plot

By ED WHITE, Associated Press An FBI agent who was working undercover told jurors Thursday how a bridge played a role in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Timothy Bates was one of the last witnesses to testify for the government as prosecutors rested their case against two men charged with conspiracy. … Read more

British Airways Breaks Short-Haul Flight Sales From Heathrow

By KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday that it’s suspending sales of short-haul flights from London’s Heathrow Airport, a response to the airport’s request to limit bookings to help ease travel disruptions caused by booming demand and staff shortages. The suspension applies to new bookings for domestic UK and European … Read more

Federal Tourism Aid Funds Gas Stations, Trash Cans, Jazz

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California’s Eastern Sierra. The facility, which provides revenue for a Paiute Indian tribe, is about to quadruple in size thanks to an $8 … Read more

UK Gets Ready for Travel Disruptions as Time May Hit 104 F

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The British government held an emergency response meeting Saturday to plan for record high temperatures next week after weather authorities issued their first-ever “red” warning for extreme heat. The alert covers large parts of England on Monday and Tuesday, when temperatures may reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 … Read more

London’s Heathrow Airport Apologizes for Travel Disruptions | Business News

LONDON (AP) — London’s Heathrow Airport apologized Monday to passengers whose travels were disrupted by staff shortages and warned it may ask airlines to cut more flights from their summer schedules to reduce the strain if the chaos persists. Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, said service levels have been unacceptable at times in recent weeks, with … Read more

Pilots Picket as Airline Unions Leverage Summer Travel Woes | Business News

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist would honk or yell … Read more