After Two Pandemic Years, a Summer Travel Bounce — and Chaos | Business News

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what’s hoped to be the country’s economic reset after more than two … Read more

Holiday-Travel Chaos: Airlines Brace for Huge Weekend Crowds | Business News

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers across the United States experienced hundreds of canceled flights and a few thousand delays on Friday, much as they did earlier this week. Patricia Carreno … Read more

Wall Street Closes Higher but Still Ends Week in the Red | Business News

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers Stocks shook off a morning slump and ended higher Friday, but not enough to erase their losses for the week. It was the fourth losing week in the last five for Wall Street. The latest choppy trading comes as investors worry about high inflation and … Read more

Asia Stocks Mixed After Wall St Down, China Manufacturing Up | Business News

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after the US economy contracted and China reported stronger factory activity. Shanghai and Hong Kong gained, while Tokyo and Seoul declined. Oil prices advanced. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index edged down 0.1% on Wednesday after data showed the US … Read more

Merger Vote at Spirit Could Reshape Discount Airline Market | Business News

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — The prospect of a takeover of Spirit Airlines threatens to upend the cheap-fare end of the industry much like a series of mergers among big airlines reduced choices for travelers. Spirit is the largest budget airline in the United States, but its days as a stand-alone … Read more

Enviros Train Drone Pilots to Find and Pursue Pollution | Business News

By MICHAEL PHILLIS and JULIO CORTEZ, Associated Press POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — When environmentalist Brent Walls saw a milky-white substance in a stream flowing through a rural stretch of central Pennsylvania, he suspected the nearby rock mine was violating the law. Recent rains had filled the ponds at the mine that allow sediment to settle … Read more