These are the best hotels in the U.S. and Europe, according to a new ranking

The U.S. News & World Report released its 13th annual ranking of the best hotels for travelers this week. The rankings, published Tuesday, are based on three factors: the number of awards received from the travel industry, a hotel’s star rating, and guest reviews from the travel website Tripadvisor. More weight was given to recipients of “highly selective” awards, as well as those with more traveler reviews, according to the press release. That makes it harder for new hotels to break into the upper ranks of the annual list. The…

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Web browser Opera is planning to incorporate ChatGPT

Opera ranks among the top five mobile browsers by worldwide market share, according to Statcounter. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images BEIJING — Niche web browser Opera is planning to integrate ChatGPT into its products, Opera’s parent Kunlun Tech announced Wednesday. No details were shared on timing, or whether the functions would be available across all of Opera’s products — which include desktop and mobile browsers for iOS and Android. The news comes as Microsoft and Google this week announced plans to incorporate artificial intelligence chatbot technology with their…

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Turkey’s devastating earthquake comes at a critical time for the country’s future

Civilians look for survivors under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kahramanmaras, close to the quake’s epicentre, the day after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country’s southeast, on February 7, 2023. Adem Altan | AFP | Getty Images Life for millions across Turkey and Syria changed forever on Monday, as two consecutive earthquakes sent shockwaves across hundreds of miles. Nine hours apart and measuring a magnitude of 7.8 in Turkey and 7.5 in Syria on the Richter scale, the quakes were the region’s strongest in nearly a century. At the…

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Manhattan rents hit an all-time high in January

A man enters a building with rental apartments available in New York City. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez | VIEW press | Corbis News | Getty Images Median rents in Manhattan hit a new record in January as a strong job market and limited supply of apartments lifted prices. The median rental price rose 15% to $4,097 from the year-earlier month — the highest ever in January, according to a report from Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel. The average rent in Manhattan was $5,142, up 13% over January 2022. Analysts and real…

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Singapore drops pre-departure requirements for travelers, further eases mask rules

People gather outside the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on January 17, 2023. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP) (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images) Roslan Rahman | Afp | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore is set to allow non-fully vaccinated travelers to enter the country without a negative pre-departure test from next week, health authorities announced Thursday. The country is set to remove mask-wearing on public transport from Monday, as it seeks to exit the “acute phase” of the pandemic, said the Ministry of Health.…

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Toyota unveils new Grand Highlander, expanding hybrid crossover lineup

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Toyota CHICAGO — Toyota Motor is expanding its segment-leading, three-row crossover lineup with the new 2024 Grand Highlander, including two gas-powered hybrid offerings. The automaker revealed the vehicle as a bigger sibling to the Toyota Highlander midsize SUV/crossover on Wednesday night. It is longer and wider than the Highlander and provides 13.2 cubic feet of additional cargo volume, according to Toyota. The vehicle is the latest example of automakers attempting to go bigger and test their pricing power as consumers spend record amounts on new vehicles.…

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Disney CEO Bob Iger wastes no time putting turnaround plans in place after a solid quarter

Disney (DIS) reported a stronger-than-expected fiscal 2023 first quarter after the closing bell Wednesday, and Bob Iger struck the right tone on his first conference call since returning as CEO, prioritizing creativity and profitability. Revenue increased about 8% year-over-year, to $23.51 billion, beating analysts’ expectations for $23.37 billion, according to estimates compiled by Refinitiv. Earnings-per-share (EPS) fell 6.6% on an annual basis, to 99 cents, beating forecasts for 78 cents. DIS mountain 2022-03-01 Disney shares Shares of Disney jumped about 5% after hours to nearly $118 per share, a move that would extend…

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Cramer’s lightning round: Vimeo is not a buy

Vimeo Inc: “I can’t recommend a stock here that is losing money. So I say, no.” Vale SA: “Vale is located in Brazil. And [there is] political risk there. I don’t take political risk on ‘Mad Money.’” Jim Cramer’s Guide to Investing Click here to download Jim Cramer’s Guide to Investing at no cost to help you build long-term wealth and invest smarter. Source link

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Jim Cramer says he’s intrigued by these 10 top performing S&P 500 stocks

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday identified ten stocks in the S&P 500 that investors should consider grabbing at the right price. “Consider me intrigued, but only if we have a couple more down days like today that give you a better buying opportunity because these stocks have all been overbought,” he said. Here is his list: Tesla Align Technology Catalent Warner Bros Discovery Meta Platforms Nvidia Royal Caribbean Carnival SVB Financial Norwegian Cruise Cramer came up with the list by examining the top-performing stocks so far this year in the…

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Twitter is telling users that they’ve reached their daily limit for posts

Elon Musk Twitter page seen on mobile with his poll to step down as head of Twitter Jonathan Raa | Nurphoto | Getty Images Many Twitter users on Wednesday afternoon were unable to post on the site, receiving a message that read, “You are over the daily limit for sending Tweets.” Tweets also couldn’t be posted from mobile phones. A message pops up saying, “Tweet not sent” followed by, “We’re sorry we weren’t able to send your tweet. Would you like to retry or save this tweet in drafts?” Users…

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