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The top 10 emerging destinations in the US for 2021, according to Vrbo - plus the best rentals to book for each

1 day ago   |   By Business Insider

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Vrbo released its up-and-coming destination report for 2021 based on a survey of 8,000 participants.
Pandemic habits are continuing, with most travelers planning domestic road trips to outdoorsy locations.
Many of the top emerging destinations for 2021 are located in the South and Midwest.
According to a recent travel trend report released by Vrbo , many of the top travel habits of travelers in 2020 will be continuing throughout 2021. Travelers are continuing to take their own transportation, such as rental cars , to their destinations, with 59% saying they'll drive...
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Fed's Powell: Economic recovery incomplete

Fed's Powell: Economic recovery incomplete

1 day ago   |   By Finance Commerce

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell underscored the U.S. economy's ongoing weakness Tuesday in remarks that suggested that the Fed sees no need to alter its ultra-low interest rate policies anytime soon.
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Fed's Powell hopeful US economy can return to 'more normal conditions' later in 2021

Fed's Powell hopeful US economy can return to 'more normal conditions' later in 2021

1 day ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Encouraging trends are lifting hopes that the US can make strides toward pre-pandemic normalcy later this year, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday.
Data suggests the US is clearing the deadliest wave of the pandemic yet. Daily case counts are the lowest since October and hospitalizations have more than halved from their early January highs. The country's rate of vaccination, while down from its peak, remains well above the Biden administration's 1-million-doses-per-day target.
The falling cases and vaccine distribution "offer hope for a return to more...
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The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more ...

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package

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The Latest: Georgia ready to open vaccines for teachers

The Latest: Georgia ready to open vaccines for teachers

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Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry

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Biden orders a review of US supply chains for vital goods

Biden orders a review of US supply chains for vital goods

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Cooper lifts curfew, eases gathering and occupancy limits

Cooper lifts curfew, eases gathering and occupancy limits

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A baby with COVID-19 had 51,000 times more viral particles than other young...

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Amazon Workers' Fight To Unionize Draws Help From Around The World

Amazon Workers' Fight To Unionize Draws Help From Around The World

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