How much does it cost to charter a flight? New flyers share prices

Private air travel is booming under the pandemic. In fact, interest is so high that many private airlines have a different problem on their hands: keeping up with demand. The private airline, VistaJet, said new membership for the first half of 2021 increased by 53% compared to 2020, with Europe bringing in the largest number … Read more

Biden hosts CEOs to discuss holiday shopping supply chain issues, inflation

US President Joe Biden participates in a roundtable with CEOs and leaders of major retailers, consumer products companies and grocery stores to discuss the holiday shopping season at the EOP Library of the White House in Washington, DC on November 29, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden hosted … Read more

Congress aims to pass funding bill

The US Capitol Building in Washington, DC on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Stephanie Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images Washington and Wall Street were optimistic Monday that Congress could pass a government funding bill and avoid a partial shutdown before Friday’s deadline. It was not clear how long lawmakers would try to keep the government … Read more

U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other nations

People line up for an outbound flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, November 26, 2021. Jerome Delay | AP WASHINGTON — The United States will restrict travel to non-US citizens from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday, as part of a global effort to stem the spread of … Read more

California docks see ‘significant progress’ with supply chain backlog, port chief says

Container cargo ships sit off shore from the Long Beach/Los Angeles Port complex in Long Beach, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Jeff Gretchen | Media News Group | Getty Images The Port of Long Beach CEO said Wednesday that California’s twin ports are making “significant progress” in addressing the backlog of cargo ships and … Read more

Joe Biden taps Shalanda Young, Nani Coloretti for top OMB posts

Shalanda de Jong, the nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, is sworn in at the Senate Budget Committee confirmation at the Dirksen Building on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images President Joe Biden said in a video released Wednesday that President Joe Biden … Read more

What is Filipino food and what does it taste like? Chefs explain

With around 12 million people in over 100 countries, the Filipino diaspora is one of the largest in the world. However, the food of the Philippines is not as widely known as some of the Asian cuisines. Fans of the kitchen argue that adobo—chicken or pork cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and pepper—should be … Read more

House passes social safety net and climate plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stands alongside US President Joe Biden as he signs Act SJRes.15, Relating to “National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders” at the White House in Washington, June 30, 2021. Kevin Lamarck | Reuters WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Friday passed the largest expansion of the Social Safety Net … Read more

Biden says U.S. is considering diplomatic boycott

A visitor walks through the logos of the Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics during the Beijing Olympic Fair to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Wang Chao | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States is considering a diplomatic boycott … Read more

Taiwan in focus as US seeks to avoid a conflict with China

WASHINGTON — Two problems that dominate economic relations between the United States and China, tariffs and supply chain problems, will take a back seat Monday over more pressing security concerns when President Joe Biden holds a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “I don’t expect tariffs to be on the agenda tomorrow night,” a … Read more