Hoping to snag a cheap airline ticket for summer travel? Good luck, new inflation data show

Airfare costs have taken off ahead of a summer travel season running on steep demand and high gas prices, according to new price inflation data released Wednesday. The record-breaking cost increase for airline tickets stood out in a Consumer Price Index reportt that showed an overall 0.3% increase in the cost of living from March … Read more

Everything you need to know to get your yard ready for summer

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. This week we caught up with Jeff Keiter, our resident landscape architecture guru, who previously chatted with us about winter trends for your yard. Today we are … Read more

Tricks for finding summer travel bargains

The majority of Americans — 7 out of 10 — plan to travel in the next 12 months for leisure, according to a February Nerd Wallet survey. Many Americans are looking to travel this summer, and most hope to find a good deal. Air travel has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. The number of flyers … Read more

‘Open discussion of salary is protected by law’: Should you tell your coworkers your salary — or keep it a secret?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Tell us whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. The job market is hot and so are salaries. People are quitting jobs … Read more

Travel is recovering, but not travel stocks. Here is where the opportunities lie.

Dream of travelers: spring in Paris. The business of some online travel agencies has almost doubled. AFP/Getty Images Text size After two years of staying put, Americans are once again planning summer vacations, giving the travel industry a boost. So why are investors absent from the trip? Airlines hinted at the revival when they posted … Read more

Videogames ‘Fortnite,’ ‘Minecraft’ Catapult Smiley Salamander to Global Fame

Pollution and other man-made ills weigh heavily on Mexico’s axolotl, a rare salamander popular among Aztecs back in the day. Its population in the wild has fallen by something like 99% in the past three decades, one expert said. Yet the creature’s popularity has never been higher, propelled by the same modern age chasing them … Read more

Travel is recovering, but not travel stocks. Here is where the opportunities lie.

Dream of travelers: spring in Paris. The business of some online travel agencies has almost doubled. AFP/Getty Images Text size After two years of staying put, Americans are once again planning summer vacations, giving the travel industry a boost. So why are investors absent from the trip? Airlines hinted at the revival when they posted … Read more

Travel is recovering, but not travel stocks. Here is where the opportunities lie.

Dream of travelers: spring in Paris. The business of some online travel agencies has almost doubled. AFP/Getty Images Text size After two years of staying put, Americans are once again planning summer vacations, giving the travel industry a boost. So why are investors absent from the trip? Airlines hinted at the revival when they posted … Read more

How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more

How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more