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Lower Prices Offer Americans Slight Reprieve From Inflation

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling prices for gas, airline tickets and clothes gave Americans a little bit of relief last month, although overall inflation is still running at close to its highest level in four decades. Consumer prices jumped 8.5% in July compared to a year earlier, the government said …

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US proposes increased refund protections for air travelers

The Transportation Department is proposing to require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedule is changed significantly or the airline makes major changes to their itinerary. What You Need To Know The proposed rule announced Wednesday would require airlines to give refunds if their departure or arrival time changes by three hours …

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EPA Announces Flights to Look for Methane in Permian Basin

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and HELEN WIEFFERING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it will conduct helicopter overflights to look for methane “super emitters” in the nation’s largest oil and gas producing region. EPA’s Region 6 headquarters in Dallas, Texas, issued a news release about a new enforcement effort in the Permian …

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Kremlin strongly backs Beijing as Pelosi’s Taiwan trip looms

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Tuesday strongly warned the United States against provoking China with a possible trip to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying it will raise tensions to a new dangerous level. Pelosi left Malaysia on Tuesday and was expected to visit Taiwan, escalating tensions with Beijing, which claims the …

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JetBlue Wins Battle For Spirit Airlines, Now In Top 5 US Airlines

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JULY 28: The object of affection for both JetBlue and Frontier: Spirit … [+] Airlines plane lands at Oakland International Airport on July 28, 2022 in Oakland, California. JetBlue Airways announced plans to purchase low-cost airline Spirit Airlines, a merger that would create the US’s fifth-largest airline. (Photo by Justin Sullivan / …

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Spirit Airlines Shareholders Face Much-Delayed Merger Vote

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer Spirit Airlines shareholders could pick a preferred buyer for their airline Wednesday, when they are scheduled to vote on one of the offers for the budget carrier. Shareholders appear to be leaning against the bid preferred by Spirit’s board, a merger offer from Frontier Airlines that is currently worth …

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