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Airbnb could cut spending on Amazon Web Services due to coronavirus

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky at The New York Times Dealbook event on November 6, 2019. Credit: Mike Cohen/ The New York Times Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said the company is prepared to cut its budget deeper this year if the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on its business.  In recent months, the company endured a …

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LA International Airport to trial passenger thermal screening amid coronavirus concerns

A police car is parked outside Tom Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Valerie Macon | AFP | via Getty Images Los Angeles International Airport will start piloting thermal scanning of passengers on Tuesday, a trial that …

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UK invests in digital system, will allow trains to ‘talk’ to tracks

GP: Part of the East Coast Mainline just outside London, England. Sterling750 | iStock | Getty Images The U.K. government has announced £350 million ($434.15 million) of funding for a digital railway signaling system, in a bid to reduce delays and upgrade ageing infrastructure. Under the plan, traditional signals on a stretch of the East …

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Here are five charts that track how the U.S. economy is recovering from coronavirus

Workers assists guests at check-in during the reopening of Bellagio hotel-casino on June 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. Ronda Churchill | AFP via Getty Images With states continuing to lift coronavirus restrictions, people across the U.S. have felt more comfortable traveling, taking transit, eating out and even moving to a new home. Improvement across the …

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Travel insurer launches overseas Covid-19, domestic road trip coverage

Travel insurer Seven Corners has started two new products  tailored to vacations in the age of coronavirus: one policy specifically covers medical expenses incurred due to Covid-19 infection while traveling overseas, and another helps motorists as road trips replace flights and cruises as the preferred means of summer and fall travel. “Travel trends, in general, have …

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Luca Frigeni, who owns Shanghai restaurant SakeMate, on coronavirus impact

Luca Frigeni, an Italian businessman living in Shanghai, finally fulfilled his dream late last year when he opened his own restaurant and lounge. But the coronavirus pandemic stalled that dream, as he entered “the most difficult” moment in his career. Business at his restaurant SakeMate was initially encouraging, and his venue saw crowds increasing. But …

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American Airlines bans passenger who was kicked off flight for refusing to wear a mask on board

American Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto via Getty Images American Airlines is temporarily banning a customer who was kicked off a flight in New York this week for refusing to wear a face mask on board, a requirement on major U.S. airlines that aims to curb the spread of Covid-19. American said crew asked the …

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Casino regulators tighten mask rules as coronavirus cases spike in Las Vegas

Amid a rising number of coronavirus cases, gaming regulators in Nevada have issued new rules to help protect dealers. Starting immediately, players will be required to wear masks at gaming tables where there are no plexiglass partitions.  The Nevada Gaming Control Board also issued new guidelines mandating casinos offer masks to all guests upon entry …

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Two names could benefit from rebound, market analysts say

It could be the summer of the road trip. As lockdowns slowly lift under the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, two market pros are betting travel demand could pick up outside of airlines and hotels. Strategic Wealth Partners President Mark Tepper told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” he’s been paying close attention to daily TSA passenger numbers. “At the …

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Delta expects to add more flights in August but cautious on post-summer travel

An Airbus SE A321-211 aircraft, operated by Delta Air Lines Inc., flies into San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, California, U.S., on Monday, April 27, 2020. Bing Guan | Bloomberg via Getty Images Delta Air Lines plans to continue adding flights throughout the summer but executives remain cautious about expanding service after the peak summer …

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