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Royal Caribbean Guests Are in Limbo After False Covid Diagnosis

A Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ship on a four-day pleasure trip was forced to return to port in Singapore and confine passengers in their cabins after a possibly false Covid-19 diagnosis, showing the challenges of reviving travel while the pandemic …

California Wine Country Adapting to Annual Wildfire Threat

SAN FRANCISCO — Harvest season in Northern California’s wine country is what dream weddings are made of: ripe grapevines and golden sunsets provide ceremonies an alluring backdrop that every year draws millions of visitors. But harvest season now overlaps with …

Oregon Grieves For Natural Places Wiped Out By Wildfires

DETROIT LAKE, Ore. — Oregonians are grieving the loss of some of their most treasured natural places after wildfires wiped out campgrounds, hot springs and wooded retreats that have been touchstones for generations in a state known for its unspoiled …

How California’s Wildfires Could Spark a Financial Crisis

Wildfires across the U.S. West are among the sparks from climate change that could ignite a U.S. financial crisis by damaging home values, state tourism and local government budgets, an advisory panel to a U.S. markets regulator found. Those effects …

Sisolak Signs Business Liability and Worker Protection Bill

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) _ Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Tuesday expanding workplace safety protections for hotel and casino employees and shielding businesses that follow health directives from coronavirus-related lawsuits. “It’s about acknowledging that Nevada relies heavily on the single …

Workers Praise Disney Virus Safety, But Will Visitors Come?

ORLANDO, Fla. — Every week, it seems, Kaila Barker, her husband and their five children change their minds about whether to travel from their home in Connecticut to Florida’s Walt Disney World as planned in September. On the one hand, …

As S.C. Hospitality Industry Grows, So Do New Coronavirus Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s hard-hit hospitality industry in May clawed back some of the jobs lost amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as businesses across the state continue to reopen — and new COVID-19 case numbers continue to soar. On …

Report: Hurricane Dorian Inflicted $3.4B Losses On Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3.4 billion on the Bahamas, an amount equal to one-quarter of the Caribbean archipelago’s GDP, according to a report released Friday. The report by the Inter-American Development Bank also said there were 67 confirmed …

Hurricane Recovery in U.S. Virgin Islands Lags Puerto Rico’s

Puerto Rico’s economy has shown considerable signs of improvement after the hit form hurricanes Irma and Maria two years ago, while the U.S. Virgin Islands economy remains “mired in a deep slump.” That’s the finding in new report by the …

Things to Know about Last Week’s California Cliff Collapse

ENCINITAS, Calif. — Three family members enjoying a day at a San Diego area beach were killed Friday when a huge slab of the cliff above them plunged onto the sand. The collapse has raised questions about the stability of …