A Dreamy French Farm Stay and Restaurant From Acclaimed Chefs

In the late aughts and early teens, Paris’s food scene took on a fresh, youthful quality. As part of the bistronomy (bistro-meets-gastronomy) movement, ambitious young chefs opened laid-back bistros like Frenchie and Aux Deux Amis, offering quality food and an approachable vibe. Two such chefs were fellow Australians James Henry and Shaun Kelly. “It was … Read more

Record Gas Prices Hit Americans’ Start to Summer Travel Season

Millions of Americans hit the road over Memorial Day weekend, with record-high gas prices pinching their wallets. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas hit $4.67 as of Wednesday, according to AAA, $1.63 higher than a year earlier and about 14% above the pre-2022 high of $4.11 set in 2008. Prices … Read more

Salone del Mobile Preview: 17 of Milan Design Week’s Most Exciting Debuts

The Milan Furniture Fair, the annual blowout of design and arguably the world’s most important, turns 60 this year—but don’t expect anything yawningly middle-aged from the roughly 2,000 exhibitors setting up in the Italian city June 7 through 12. Energy is running high after a subdued showing in 2021, and the city has been buffing … Read more

It’s Complicated to Retire Abroad. Here Are 4 Considerations Before Diving In.

Beau Henderson, founder of RichLife Advisors, is working with a 65-year-old woman near Atlanta who hopes to retire in Mexico. She is investigating the social aspects, including finding a community she likes, consulting with other expatriates, and renting a place for an extended stay. He is looking into factors that normally an advisor wouldn’t have … Read more

Record Gas Prices Hit Americans’ Start to Summer Travel Season

Millions of Americans hit the road over Memorial Day weekend, with record-high gas prices pinching their wallets. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas hit $4.67 as of Wednesday, according to AAA, $1.63 higher than a year earlier and about 14% above the pre-2022 high of $4.11 set in 2008. Prices … Read more

Record Gas Prices Hit Americans’ Start to Summer Travel Season

Millions of Americans hit the road over Memorial Day weekend, with record-high gas prices pinching their wallets. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas hit $4.62 as of Monday, according to AAA, $1.58 higher than a year earlier and about 12% above the pre-2022 high of $4.11 set in 2008. Prices … Read more

Retailers Are Getting Pinched More Than Consumers

Even as higher prices make them blanch, Americans will probably keep on spending. Unfortunately for many retailers, however, less of it could be on the wares that grace their aisles. Several rough earnings reports from major retailers have made investors question the health of the US consumer and raised concerns that the next recession could … Read more

Covid Restrictions Aren’t the Only Headache for US Firms in China

Text size American businesses in China cited a range of issues that challenge their business, according to a new survey. Here: cargo containers stacked at a port in Lianyungang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. AFP via Getty Images Although Covid-19 restrictions remain the overwhelming burden to American businesses in China, a range of other obstacles … Read more

Ford Sells 8 Million Rivian Shares. It Still Holds 94M Shares in the EV Startup.

Text size Ford sold about 8% of its stake in electric vehicle startup Rivian. Courtesy Rivian Ford Motor sold 8 million Rivian Automotive shares after the initial public offering lockup expired on Monday. Knowing a sale has happened might provide some relief for weary Rivian (ticker: RIVN) investors, who have been worried about the potential … Read more

#Vanlife Collides With Costly Fuel

Would you like to live in a 10-year-old Ford Econoline with a Canadian man you’ve never met? High gasoline prices have Matt Watson looking for a roommate. #Vanlife, a movement celebrating the thrifty, unencumbered life on the road, is cruising head-on into record prices at the pump. That has pushed devotees to get more creative … Read more