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  • Jan Sherbin: Ukraine needs a Marshall Plan

    President Obama has pledged $50 million to help Ukraine achieve stability and says economic reform should be at the forefront of the program, along with reduced reliance on imported Russian natural gas. To use these funds effectively, he might look to the...
  • Silversea opens up bookings for 2016 world cruise

    Silversea opens up bookings for 2016 world cruise
    Silversea Cruises is now taking reservations for its “Venetian World Odyssey 2016” cruise that departs Fort Lauderdale Jan. 5 to Venice, Italy, aboard its Silver Whisper cruise ship. The 115-day world cruise will visit 51 destinations in...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line to build two new ships

    Norwegian Cruise Line to build two new ships
    With the success of its latest ships, Norwegian Cruise Line is expanding its fleet again. The line announced it has come to an agreement with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build two "Breakaway-Plus" vessels to debut in 2018 and 2019. The 4,200-...
  • $100 million for Obama library advances after 'do over' in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library. Two weeks ago, Republicans...
  • Lauderdale airport gets three more JetBlue routes

    JetBlue Airways has come a long way since launching operations in early 2000 with a single flight from New York to Fort Lauderdale. Fourteen years later, the New York-based airline now operates 65 daily departures from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood...
  • Wes Anderson's big adventure? Maybe so, aboard Queen Mary 2 cruise

    Wes Anderson's big adventure? Maybe so, aboard Queen Mary 2 cruise
    Wes Anderson is about to do something he's never done: take a cruise on the Queen Mary 2. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" director and cohorts Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola will appear aboard a June 13 eastbound transatlantic crossing....
  • New California botanic garden celebrates native conifers and plants

    New California botanic garden celebrates native conifers and plants
    Protecting the beauty and biodiversity of landscapes is a life's work for men like David Myers. If the lanky naturalist takes you sightseeing, you'd best wear sturdy boots. Myers, 62, is executive director and a co-founder of the nonprofit Wildlands...
  • National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers

    National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers
    Point Reyes National Seashore is unusual among U.S. parks. Its shimmering coastline and velvety hillsides make for a majestic Marin County landscape — and its two dozen commercial dairy farms and ranches make for one of the nastiest disagreements in...
  • Eco-tourism rises as Iran's currency woes clip travelers' wings

    In a building full of shops selling nightgowns and wedding dresses, three young women in the modest offices of the Zhivar Tourist Agency chat up clients about prospective vacation spots in Iran. Business is good. The falling value of Iran's currency,...
  • Mexico: Disney cruises to return to Baja; Carnival to revisit Mazatlan

    Mexico: Disney cruises to return to Baja; Carnival to revisit Mazatlan
    Suddenly Mexico has returned as a hot cruise destination. Disney Cruise Line comes back to the West Coast for Baja cruises from San Diego in fall 2015. Also, Carnival Cruise Lines resumes its seven-day itineraries to Mazatlan starting in October. Disney...
  • Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle

    Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle
    It's that special time in the late afternoon when the light turns golden and life seems to move at the pace of a bygone era in the square that anchors this Amazon city's opera house. Children clamor to catch soap bubbles sent aloft by a vendor,...