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United Airlines Uses YouTube’s ‘Skip Ad’ Button to Help Travelers Skip Airport Customer Service Lines

United Airlines has launched a playful video making use of YouTube’s ‘skip ad’ button. It features an all too familiar scene at the airport – customers standing in a long line to speak with an airline representative. But what makes this spot different is that United reminds its customers that they do not have to …

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Banking Groups Oppose CFPB’s Proposed Changes to Credit Card Late Fee Safe Harbor

Bankers are gearing up to oppose an effort by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) to prevent an increase in allowable late charges for credit cards. In letters dated August 1, the American Bankers Association, Consumer Bankers Association, Credit Union National Association, and National Association of Federally ‐ Insured Credit Unions (Associations), as …

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How US tourism recovery could be hijacked by Roe vs Wade and abortion rights

Would you travel to the US right now? And, specifically, would you travel to states that immediately banned abortion after the Supreme Court’s shock decision on Roe vs Wade last week? It’s a question that would have seemed ridiculous just 12 months ago. This is the land of pool parties and grand landscapes. A melting …

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China Raises Stakes Over Pelosi Trip to Taiwan

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential plan to visit Taiwan during her trip to Asia in August has prompted a belligerent response from China, with the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry warning that Beijing would “act strongly to resolutely respond” and “take countermeasures” if Pelosi traveled to the island. In a news conference on Monday, …

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Nashville in USA’s Tennessee is being transformed by luxury tourism | Travel

Stand atop any of Nashville’s rooftop bars at sunset and you’ll find a gleaming new skyline composed largely of… hotels. There’s the 25-floor Grand Hyatt anchoring a new mega-development called Nashville Yards; a 21-story Luxury Collection property called The Joseph; a JW Marriott with 533 rooms over 810,000 square feet and 33 floors; and the …

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