United Airlines has a controversial new way to stop you working from home


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They’re trying so hard. And not just to get more free money from the government.

Airlines have seen their businesses decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Worse — for them, at least — is that business travel is the most affected. It’s the most profitable part, after all.

Some airlines are convinced it’ll all come rolling back. No, Southwest isn’t among them. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, however, insists that Zoom is so preternaturally awful that business travel will even increase. Some time in the future, that is.

And then there’s United. Not so long ago, the airline scoffed that keeping middle seats empty was mere PR puffery. Which didn’t, perhaps, encourage too many business types to think more favorably about flying United.

Package Business Trip, Anyone?

Now the airline has a new idea, one whose aim is to get employees out of their homes

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Home Improvement: How to recognize when you can stop mowing – Salisbury Post

Each weekend in spring, summer and fall, millions of homeowners fire up their mowers and cut the grass in their yards. A few hours spent mowing the lawn can be a great time to get some sun and some exercise in the great outdoors. As fall gradually transitions to winter, homeowners may wonder when to stop mowing their lawns. Each lawn is different, and when to stop mowing may depend on a host of factors, including local climate and the type of turf. In addition to climate and turf, homeowners can keep an eye on these conditions to determine when the time is right to put their mowers away for the winter.

• Frost: Warm-season grasses typically go dormant after a couple of significant frosts. Homeowners can jot down each frost during fall. Frosts are most noticeable in the early morning hours, so be sure to check lawn conditions each

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COVID can’t stop home sales

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) issued a release Tuesday in which the association says that existing-home sales continued to climb in August, marking three consecutive months of positive sales gains.

The northeast part of the nation saw the greatest improvement from the prior month.

Total existing-home sales rose to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of six million in August. Sales as a whole rose year-over-year, up 10.5 percent from a year ago, which totaled 5.43 million in August 2019.

The median existing-home price for all housing types in August was $310,600, up 11.4 percent from August 2019 ($278,800), as prices rose in every region. August’s national price increase marks 102 straight months of year-over-year gains.

Total housing inventory at the end of August totaled 1.49 million units, down 0.7 percent from July and down 18.6 percent from one year ago, from 1.83 million. Unsold inventory sits at a 3.0-month supply

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Millennial Money: Home costs don’t stop at a down payment | Lifestyles

— PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE HOME INSPECTION. “Leaking roofs, mold, electrical and plumbing issues are the mostly commonly noted concerns on an inspection report,” says Day Coker, owner of AC by Day C, an HVAC maintenance and repair company based in High Point, North Carolina. If the inspection turns up issues, negotiate with the seller to either repair them or lower the selling price.

— FIND OUT THE AGE OF MAJOR APPLIANCES. When you can estimate how many years an appliance has left, you can save up for its replacement.

— CREATE A REPAIR FUND. Aim to save around $5,000, says Chelsea Lipford Wolf, co-host of the “Today’s Homeowner” TV show and creator of “Checking In With Chelsea,” a home improvement blog and video series. “That would cover most home systems that you would need to repair to keep your house running.”


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