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  • Euros or dollars? The wrong choice will cost you

    Question: On trips to Italy and Spain last year, a hotel in each country asked me whether I would like my bill charged in dollars or euros. I had not been to Europe for a while, and I had never been asked this. I didn't know what to say, so I went one way...
  • Travel is broadening

    Travel is broadening
    Travel is broadening, so I'll be spending the next week or so expanding my horizons on a reporting trip. Posting on the Economy Hub will be sporadic at best through next Sunday. Feel free to catch up in the meantime by visiting the archives.  Keep up to...
  • How goes the Peninsula's tourism industry?

    How goes the Peninsula's tourism industry?
    Over the past summer, some Peninsula attractions reported spikes in attendance and multiple hotels reported being able to increase room rates despite the lingering effects of sequestration in the region. "I think we're starting to see it come back. I...
  • Shore Line East Trains Are Attracting More Riders

    Shore Line East Trains Are Attracting More Riders
    NEW HAVEN — Ridership this year on Shore Line East appears on course to meet or exceed 2013's levels, and the state intends to continue recent service expansions through 2015. With extra trains for the midsummer Sailfest in New London, Shore...
  • When Madame Wu's was the place for supper and celebs

    When Madame Wu's was the place for supper and celebs
    Kirk and Anne Douglas sent regrets. But Cary Grant's daughter, Jennifer, was there. Nancy Kwan, who starred in 1961's "Flower Drum Song," came, as did two elderly granddaughters of Sun Yat-sen, the revolutionary who helped overthrow the Qing dynasty and...
  • Apple Pay makes spending easy, and that's the problem

    Something to think about as you stand in a checkout line this holiday season: "Gone are the days of searching for your wallet. The wasted moments finding the right card. Now payments happen with a single touch." That's the promotional promise behind...
  • Pope Francis to visit US next year

    Pope Francis to visit US next year
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis announced on Monday he would visit the United States next year, his first trip there as leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church. The official confirmation of the trip was keenly awaited in the United...
  • Crowd of 27,000 expected at IAAPA's annual expo

    The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions kicks off its annual conference and expo in Orlando on Monday. About 1,000 exhibitors from approximately 40 countries will showcase their products and services for 17,000 attraction...
  • Lakeside bassoonist to perform in Cuba

    Bassoonist Janet Harris leaves Tuesday for Cuba, but she is not heading to the Caribbean island to sample the mojitos or to ride in a 60-year-old car with fins. Harris will travel to the International Contemporary Music Festival of Havana as a...
  • Orlando Home Health Care Agency: Holiday Shopping Tips for Dementia Patient Caregivers

    When planning for a holiday shopping trip with an older adult who is in the early stages of dementia, caregivers need to focus on including the patient’s needs in the planning process. In addition to considering the patient’s needs,...
  • Blackhawks head out on long road trip with some momentum

     Blackhawks head out on long road trip with some momentum
    With a grueling six-game trip staring them in the face, the Blackhawks gave themselves an impressive — and much-needed — going-away gift. The Hawks hammered the Stars 6-2 on Sunday night in their 11th game at the United Center before...