Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | What Is a Reward Point Worth? It Depends Advertisement Supported by ByJulie Weed May 20, 2019 Not all points and miles in travel rewards programs are created equal, which means that getting the best deal isn’t always obvious. A decade ago, travelers had limited options to earn miles. But the miles came with obvious — and obtainable — rewards, like free plane tickets or an upgrade to first class. Now, said Tiffany Funk, managing editor of the website One Mile at a Time, the average consumer can easily earn miles through credit cards that offer points, sign-up bonuses and point multipliers for certain purchases. In fact, an estimated 2.75 trillion airline and credit card points are earned each year, just in the United States, according to Henry H. Harteveldt, president of the … [Read more...] about What Is a Reward Point Worth? It Depends
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close Video What is the 'Green New Deal' proposal drafted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Ocasio-Cortez has been calling for the creation of 'Green New Deal' legislation, which would eliminate much of the United States’ fossil-fuel consumption. More progressive lawmakers have begun vocalizing support for a so-called Green New Deal. The Green New Deal is an economic stimulus concept designed to tackle income inequality and climate change. It’s modeled after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal package of public works programs and projects created to help the economy during the Great Depression. Over time, there have been differing opinions on just what a Green New Deal should tackle – and how it would meet its goals. Here’s a look at what lawmakers are supporting now, and what some earlier versions of the concept meant. Seeing green in Congress Progressive lawmakers are pushing for a sweeping “Green New Deal” in Congress … [Read more...] about What is the Green New Deal? A look at the economic and climate concept pushed by progressives
The “10 Questions” lecture series, which will address a different question each week, doubles as a course for students and a panel open to the public. The series will explore open-ended questions such as “What is beauty?”, “What is failure?” and “What is knowledge?” Each week’s panel will feature two faculty members from the School of the Arts and Architecture and two faculty members from other departments who will approach the question of the week from the perspective of their academic disciplines. An architect demonstrated how technology can help people overcome their bodies’ physical constraints when he showed a video of a robot “pet” he programmed to follow its owner around carrying bags. Four professors discussed changing notions of what constitutes a body within the fields of biology, environmental engineering, architecture and dance at the “10 Questions” lecture Tuesday night. Tracy Johnson, … [Read more...] about ’10 Questions’ showcases multidisciplinary inquiry into ‘What is a body?’
Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post Published 7:57 am CDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Protesters demonstrate against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Sept. 30, 2018. Protesters demonstrate against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Sept. 30, 2018. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Protesters demonstrate against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Sept. 30, 2018. Protesters demonstrate against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Sept. 30, 2018. … [Read more...] about ‘What is the truth?’ Pastors across the spectrum preach on Kavanaugh and Ford.
Michael Collins USA TODAY Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 WASHINGTON – After a year of negotiations, the U.S. and Mexico are on the verge of striking a deal to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. With that in mind, this is a good time to step back and see how we got to this point. Here are seven things you should know: What is NAFTA? The North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, is a trade pact signed by the U.S., Canada and Mexico, which made it easier for companies in those three countries to move goods and supplies across North America’s borders. The agreement took effect on Jan. 1, 1994, and essentially eliminated tariffs on most goods traded among the three nations. NAFTA took effect under President Bill Clinton, who ushered it through Congress, but the framework for the deal was laid years earlier. Ronald Reagan made a North American free trade zone part of his 1980 presidential campaign platform. And President George H.W. Bush … [Read more...] about What is NAFTA? Seven things to know about the North American free trade pact