Average flight prices to Europe in the spring and summer months are lower than they’ve been in years, meaning there’s no better time for a transatlantic vacation than right now.
Digital Trends reports Lyft is giving users free bike rides on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. The services include CitiBike in New York City, Divvy in Chicago, Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C., Nice Ride in Minneapolis, Biketown in Portland, and CoGo in Columbus. Lyft's website includes information for each city. In a blog post announcing the promotion, Lyft said, “The benefits of bike riding are evident. It’s healthier. It can be faster. And it’s better for our planet.”
Business Insider reports some economists believe Italy might be headed for a major financial crisis. Italy is one of the Big Three economies underpinning the eurozone. The country has entered into a recession. Its GDP shrank in the first quarter of 2019 by -0.1% and by the same amount in the last quarter of 2018. The European Union's fiscal responsibility rules prevent Italy from expanding its government spending deficit beyond 2.04% of GDP. Italy's debt is more than $2.25 trillion.
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It's strange to think that popular grocery stores can come and go go like music trends. Business Insider recently released a list of grocery stores that used to be popular, but have since closed their doors. A few on their list are A&P Fresh, Waldbaum's Fresh, Eagle Food Center, Buttrey Food & Drug, and finally Delchamps. These are only a few of the vast number of grocery stores that had their hay-day but then closed.
CNN reports China's pork producers are battling a plague of African swine fever. The disease is killing multitudes of animals, hitting the global pork supply chain, and driving up prices. China is one of the biggest producers of pork in the world, with around half of the meat's global output. U.S. government statistics indicate China's pork production has fallen 10% this year. To meet China's insatiable demand for pork products, the country is turning to imports, which are expected to hit a record high in 2019.
Lifehacker reports that earlier this year, New Jersey became the second state (after Massachusetts) to ban cashless restaurants. Some companies believe that paying with cash versus credit cards can slow down the checkout process. But many argue that we're not yet ready for a cashless society. Lifehacker explains, "These cashless businesses effectively prevent people who don’t have access to smartphones, credit cards, or debit cards from making purchases...