The strong dollar is making European travel very attractive right now – with one important caveat

Many Americans, facing inflation and record interest rates, cannot afford to travel now. But for those lucky enough to be able to, this could be the perfect time to book a trip to Europe. The British pound fell to a record low against the US dollar on Monday and the euro, which fell below parity … Read more

Opinion: Amend the Affordable Care Act to Mandate Health Insurance Inevitably

Universal health coverage in the US—once considered a hopeless goal without imposing a single-payer plan—is surprisingly achievable. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and the expanded subsidies in the 2021 American Rescue Plan, more than 91% of Americans now have health insurance. Closing the gap would be a win-win for the uninsured, health care providers … Read more

FASB Amends Future Rule on Insurance Contracts to Ease Transition

The US accounting standard setter allowed insurers that recently sold their long-term insurance business to delist them from their balance sheets when they comply with a new accounting rule for valuing certain contracts. Wednesday’s move by the Financial Accounting Standards Board is intended to help insurance companies meet the new requirements, which are set to … Read more

FASB Amends Future Rule on Insurance Contracts to Ease Transition

The US accounting standard setter allowed insurers that recently sold their long-term insurance business to delist them from their balance sheets when they comply with a new accounting rule for valuing certain contracts. Wednesday’s move by the Financial Accounting Standards Board is intended to help insurance companies meet the new requirements, which are set to … Read more

Three common travel disasters and what to do about them

it ITEM reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. Air travel is a mess these days given this summer’s onslaught of flight delays and cancellations. In fact, the on-time arrival rate hasn’t been this low since 2014, according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In the first six months of 2022, more than 20% of … Read more

Mobikwik News: MobiKwik launches Xtra investment product, scales AUM to over Rs 100 crore

Digital payments company MobiKwik is strengthening its financial services offering with the launch of an investment deposit product called Xtra for its consumer and merchant partners. The company already has assets under management (AUM) of Rs 101 crore for the product, co-founder Upasana Taku told ET in an interaction. The product, which has been tested … Read more

Should your small business take out a loan to cover the rising costs of inflation? This can help you decide.

Small business owners have spent years trying to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now inflation has thrown a wrench in the recovery’s progress. Four out of five businesses report that rising prices have had a significant impact on their operations, according to the US Chamber of Commerce’s Second Quarter 2022 Small Business … Read more

How to make your trip smoother and less stressful

The last time Camille Hoheb took a health-focused vacation, she didn’t set any goals for power walking, lower her blood pressure by a few points, or reform any nefarious daily habits. She brought a sketchbook, not an itinerary, and a general aspiration to find popular restaurants in the country, rather than flipping through a list … Read more

How to make your trip smoother and less stressful

The last time Camille Hoheb took a health-focused vacation, she didn’t set any goals for power walking, lower her blood pressure by a few points, or reform any nefarious daily habits. She brought a sketchbook, not an itinerary, and a general aspiration to find popular restaurants in the country, rather than flipping through a list … Read more

How to make your trip smoother and less stressful

The last time Camille Hoheb took a health-focused vacation, she didn’t set any goals for power walking, lower her blood pressure by a few points, or reform any nefarious daily habits. She brought a sketchbook, not an itinerary, and a general aspiration to find popular restaurants in the country, rather than flipping through a list … Read more