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Veterans Affairs Facilities Suffer Glitch Linked to Electronic Health Records System

A glitch related to a health-records system run by the US Department of Veterans Affairs forced the network offline in some locations, the latest hiccup in the agency’s yearslong effort to replace a system developed in the 1980s. The problem, discovered last week during a software upgrade, forced the agency to shut the system down … Read more

US added 678,000 jobs in February in sign of economic health

WASHINGTON — US employers added a robust 678,000 jobs in February, another gain that underscored the economy’s solid health as the omicron wave fades and more Americans venture out to spend at restaurants, shops and hotels despite surging inflation. The Labor Department’s report Friday also showed that the unemployment rate dropped from 4% to a … Read more

Travel Trends for 2022 | Barron’s

Due to the global shutdown and a litany of travel restrictions, tourism crumbled in 2020, which came in as the worst year on record according to the World Tourism Organization. But with myriad international borders opening in 2021 travel is now on a rebound. Although airline, hotel, and tour bookings have seen an uptick in … Read more

New York City mayor plans to lift indoor vaccine mandate | Health and Fitness

By BOBBY CAINA CAVAN – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Sunday that a dramatic drop in coronavirus infections could lead to the lifting of vaccine mandates on restaurants, bars and theaters as soon as March 7. His announcement came shortly after Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her own … Read more

Go Ahead, Seniors, Book Your Vacation. But Expect the Unexpected Thanks to Covid

After two years of disrupted travel plans amid the coronavirus pandemic, the fading of the Omicron variant has many older Americans eager to return to the roads and skies in coming months. There’s no guarantee, however, that another variant won’t upend plans or lead vulnerable people to rethink their travels. The good news is the … Read more

The Great American Road Trip Can Now Be a Super Luxe Experience

The Great American road trip is back. Yoal Desurmont, Unsplash Text size The great American road trip is a rite of passage, and due to the pandemic, it’s perhaps more in vogue than it’s been in decades. While most people associate road trips with outdated roadside motels, however, it’s easy to transform such an excursion … Read more