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9 busy people share best hacks for making the most of vacation time

9 busy people share best hacks for making the most of vacation time

Americans are notorious for not taking a break. The average U.S. worker took less than 12 days of vacation in 2021 — six fewer than the global average — according to Expedia’s latest Vacation Deprivation study of 14,500 working adults across 16 countries.  Yet an overwhelming majority of workers say taking vacations makes them feel more …

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DOT Proposes New Rule To Make it Easier To Refund Canceled Flights

DOT Proposes New Rule To Make it Easier To Refund Canceled Flights

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles we think our readers will find useful. We earn a commission from affiliate partners on many offers, but not all offers on Select are from affiliate partners. For decades, it has been notoriously difficult for travelers to get a refund from an airline …

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OPEC’s Lackluster Quota Hike Won’t Solve Oil Market Tightness

Yesterday, OPEC and its partners led by Russia agreed to increase their combined oil production by 100,000 bpd in September. Reports note that the decision follows calls from the U.S. and other big consumers for more oil. However, 100,000 additional barrels daily will probably not be enough to lower prices much further. The production increase …

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How to check if you may be affected by wrong Equifax credit score

How to check if you may be affected by wrong Equifax credit score

If you took out a loan earlier this year, there’s a chance you’ll be hearing from your bank about a flub that may have been part of its lending decision. One of the three big credit-reporting companies, Equifax, announced this week that a coding issue resulted in the company providing inaccurate consumer credit scores to …

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Alibaba (BABA) earnings fiscal Q1 June quarter

Alibaba (BABA) earnings fiscal Q1 June quarter

Alibaba has faced growth challenges amid regulatory tightening on China’s domestic technology sector and a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. But analysts think the e-commerce giant’s growth could pick up through the rest of 2022. Kuang Da | Jiemian News | VCG | Getty Images Alibaba reported fiscal first-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat …

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Stock futures about flat following 400-point rally in the Dow

Stock futures about flat following 400-point rally in the Dow

European markets muted; big Bank of England hike expected European stocks were muted on Thursday as uncertainty returned following gains in the previous session. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up 0.2% by mid-morning. Retail stocks were the standout performers, gaining 2.2%, while telecoms fell 0.5%. The U.K.’s FTSE pulled back ahead of the Bank of England‘s …

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Dow futures gain slightly after the three major averages notched a second day of losses

Dow futures gain slightly after the three major averages notched a second day of losses

Focus on data, not what Fed speakers are saying, Art Hogan says Despite the “parade of Fed speakers,” that’s not what investors should focus on, according to Art Hogan, chief market strategist at B. Riley Financial. “I think that investors have to pay more attention to what the data is telling us than what every …

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