Despite rising prices, Americans are determined to travel this summer |

Inflation can be a real pain in the pocketbook. As a result of rising prices, recent studies reveal Americans are re-thinking their COVID revenge travel plans. Rather than sit another summer out, though, many Americans are simply switching up their vacation destinations. Here’s the current outlook and how money can still be saved on travel. … Read more

Keeping rural hospitals staffed in face of worker shortages | Health

CHRISTOPHER, IL (WSIL) — When you go to the hospital or your doctor’s office, you assume there will be enough nurses to treat you. A quality staffing shortage that started during the COVID pandemic is challenging that. Some rural, local hospitals have been hit especially hard. They serve tight-knit communities and have a small staff … Read more

Tips for enjoying budget-friendly vacation | Business

If you’re dreaming of a summer getaway, you’re not alone. However, higher prices are leading many to rethink their vacation plans. According to a recent survey by Bankrate.com, 69% of adults who say they will take a vacation this summer anticipate changing their travel plans as prices have skyrocketed to record levels. It’s always important … Read more

Retailers Are Having a Tough Year. It’s Still a Stock Picker’s Market.

The retail sector has seen a steep selloff this year, and upcoming first-quarter earnings may offer little relief. Still, what management teams say about the back half of the year could matter more for stock performance. Earnings season has already gotten underway, but reports from a number of major retailers aren’t due out until mid-May, … Read more

Retailers Are Having a Tough Year. It’s Still a Stock Picker’s Market.

The retail sector has seen a steep selloff this year, and upcoming first-quarter earnings may offer little relief. Still, what management teams say about the back half of the year could matter more for stock performance. Earnings season has already gotten underway, but reports from a number of major retailers aren’t due out until mid-May, … Read more

Op-Ed: Shore up our health-care workforce to keep Americans healthy | Opinion

There is an undeniable health-care workforce shortage facing America that has been caused in large part by the COVID-19 pandemic. Battling the infectious and virulent strains of the coronavirus while also confronting the daily reality of staffing shortages has resulted in burnout and a broad exodus from the healthcare profession. But the fact is, America … Read more

Essential road trip packing checklist | Car Care

The open road beckons millions of motorists upon the arrival of warm weather. In advance of the season’s first road trip, drivers tune up their engines and plan their itineraries for the adventures that lie ahead. While it may be tempting to get behind the wheel and see where the road takes you, those who … Read more

A Reckoning in Consumer Spending May Not Be Just Around the Corner

Text size San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Many retail stocks are in a slump this year, on concerns that Americans may be spending less freely. Yet the reckoning may not be as imminent as some fear—which is good and bad news. Retail won big during the pandemic: Americans were eager to spend their stimulus … Read more

Kaine hears about ongoing nursing shortage, supply chain problems at MWH roundtable | Business

By CATHY DYSON THE FREE LANCE–STAR Sen. Tim Kaine visits a lot of health care facilities, but said during a visit to Mary Washington Hospital on Monday that he saw and heard things there that were new to him—including a detailed look at one situation that’s made the labor shortage even worse. The Democratic senator … Read more

3 Ways to Get Money Back When COVID Ruins Your Vacation | Travel

Melissa Lambarena You probably long to sip umbrella drinks by the beach while soaking up some vitamin D on a vacation, but exposure to the coronavirus could have you drinking those cocktails behind closed doors. Even in the vaccine era, the coronavirus continues to impact vacation plans. One exposure at home or abroad can lead … Read more