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Here are the 10 most underrated, less visited U.S. national parks

[ad_1] McBride Inlet in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park, which ParkSleepFly rated as America's most underrated national park.Andrew Peacock | Stone | Getty ImagesEver since Covid-19 first made social distancing a thing, Americans looking to escape lockdown boredom and work-from-home isolation have sought out open spaces at the country's 63 national parks — and hundreds of national monuments, preserves and other federally protected spots — in historic droves.Popular destinations like
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What it means for retailers and shoppers

[ad_1] A cotton fieldScott Olson | Getty ImagesThe last time cotton prices were this high, it was July 2011."In 2011, we needed a prayer meeting," Levi Strauss Chief Executive Chip Bergh told investors on an earnings call Wednesday.Bergh recalled how he had just joined the denim retailer and was learning his way around Levi's business. But he was also staring down a historic surge in cotton prices. Cotton had skyrocketed
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Nearby residents grapple with health problems

[ad_1] Magali Sanchez-Hall, a Wilmington resident for over two decades, has struggled with asthma her entire life. She says the health issue stems from her proximity to oil and gas drilling.Emma Newburger | CNBCLOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Stepping out of a coffee shop near Interstate 110 in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, you're immediately hit by a foul odor.Magali Sanchez-Hall, 51, who's lived here for more than two decades,
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Singapore on Covid restrictions, living with Covid and travel lanes

[ad_1] People walk at a pedestrian crossing along the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore on September 7, 2021.Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty ImagesSINGAPORE — Singapore announced Saturday it will further tighten Covid restrictions for the unvaccinated and open more vaccinated travel lanes.It came as the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong predicted it will take between three to six months to get to a "new normal" of living with
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Jon Gruden used racist remark to describe NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith, WSJ says

[ad_1] Head coach Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders reacts to the crowd during warmups before a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Ethan Miller | Getty ImagesLas Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden used racist language to describe the head of the National Football League Players Association, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.Gruden used anti-Black imagery to describe NFLPA
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CDC director says the Covid pandemic’s end date depends on human behavior

[ad_1] CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky cannot predict when the pandemic will end, saying it largely depends on human behavior — and that might be a problem.As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches into its 20th month, cases in the U.S. have begun to decline after a wave of delta infections peaked at more than 172,000 a day in mid-September. Some medical experts predict we could be in the virus' last major
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Nordic countries are restricting the use of Moderna’s Covid vaccine

[ad_1] A healthcare worker holds syringes with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre, in El Paso, Texas, May 6, 2021.Jose Luis Gonzalez | ReutersFinland, Denmark and Sweden are limiting the use of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine in young people over concerns around rare cardiovascular side effects.Finland's national health authority, THL, announced Thursday that it would pause the use of Moderna's Covid vaccine in
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Marathon, GM, Oatly and more

[ad_1] The GM logo is seen on a water tank of the General Motors assembly plant in Ramos Arizpe, in Coahuila state, Mexico February 11, 2021.Daniel Becerril | ReutersCheck out the companies making headlines in midday trading.Energy — Energy stocks dominated the top performing spots in the S&P 500 as U.S. crude oil prices topped $80 a barrel, the highest since 2014. APA Corp gained 6.8%. Pioneer and Diamondback added
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Natural gas prices are skyrocketing globally. What it means for the US

[ad_1] The Point of Ayr Gas Terminal in Talacre, Wales, on September 20, 2021.Christopher Furlong | Getty ImagesA global energy crunch is sending natural gas prices soaring in the U.K., Europe and Asia, hitting record highs. However, experts say the stratospheric prices seen in Europe are unlikely to carry over to the States.Much will ultimately depend on what the winter weather brings. But the U.S. is better positioned heading into
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Stock market on comeback trail heads into what’s supposed to be another stellar earnings season

[ad_1] A specialist trader works inside a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, October 6, 2021.Brendan McDermid | ReutersStocks proved hard to keep down this week and next week's earnings reporting season start could further bolster the comeback if profits roll in as expected or better.The major averages are heading for a winning week after overcoming a debt ceiling debacle in