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Freight Rails Have Labor Issues. That’s a Problem for the Stocks.

Freight train work isn’t glamorous. “There’s no Top Gun for the railroad industry,” says Rachel Premack, editorial director at research group FreightWaves. Technically, I found a reality show called Railroad Alaska that ran for three seasons and featured a bear attack and a porcupine infestation, but I’m pretty sure Premack’s point still stands. Crew pay …

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Great Escapes: A Road Trip Along California’s Rugged Coast in Big Sur

The section of the Pacific Coast Highway often considered the now scenic is the 90-mile stretch known as Big Sur. Michael Troutman / DMT Imaging Text size Few roads are as iconic as the Pacific Coast Highway in California. The section often considered the now scenic is the 90-mile stretch between Carmel and San Simeon, …

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More people are turning to this housing idea for aging parents, but obstacles still exist in much of the country

Janie Morisette taught school in Hardin, Montana, for 32 years before retiring in 2019. Her longtime home, with five bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and an attached garage, was too much home for a 72-year-old. She and her daughter, who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, decided that Morisette would move to St. Paul and live in her …

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US Rethinks Uranium Supply for Nuclear Plants After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shaken the global market for uranium, a critical fuel for nuclear power plants, prompting some in the US to propose reviving domestic production. Russia enriches more uranium for use in nuclear plants than any other country in the world. Its increasing economic isolation following its attack on Ukraine — and …

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How to Avoid the Landscaping Mistakes That Date Your Home

LIKE SPIKY haircuts and skinny jeans, your landscaping choices will inevitably skid out of style. Even certain planting techniques are being abandoned by designers and landscape-architecture gurus. Consider rows of ornamentals such as pansies and impatiens sidling up to hydrangea. This froufrou fantasy surged as a status symbol in the 1950s, said New York designer …

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Opinion: Wisdom for St. Patrick’s Day: Six money tips that worked for Nanie Sheehan, my Irish grandmother

Nanie Sheehan was the only grandmother I have ever known. She was an Irish immigrant who worked as a maid after arriving from Ireland in the 1920s. By the time she married and had a child, my mother, she had saved and was able to put a down payment on a home. And all before …

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China Fortifies Its Borders With a ‘Southern Great Wall,’ Citing Covid-19

An extensive buildup of barriers along China’s 3,000-mile southern border is under way, according to public documents, official statements and interviews with residents, ostensibly to battle Covid-19 but with likely long-lasting ramifications on trade and travel. The small Chinese city of Ruili, in the far south next to Myanmar, has seen a major construction project …

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Here’s a guide for a sweet weekend getaway to Fredericksburg, Texas Hill County

Lyndon B. Johnson did an unprecedented thing back in the 1960s: He created a functioning White House away from Washington. As a result, his homestead became known as the “Texas White House,” a huge estate where he held staff meetings on the lawn under a living oak, discussing key issues ranging from the Vietnam War …

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Romans land in landfill over perpetual rubbish problems in eternal city

ROME – Rebecca Spitzmiller and her crew, made up mostly of Italian friends, cleaned up garbage scattered around the entrance to one of the suburban subway stations 32 times before throwing in the towel. Armed with gloves and garbage bags, the Cincinnati-based law professor and his colleagues collected empty beer bottles, cigarette butts, and discarded …

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Growing Roses for Beginners: Secrets to Success in the Garden

KIDERÜL that in the case of roses, as in most of life, space matters the most. This is the most important tip for inexperienced growers who come across a variety and fall in love. “You really need to make sure the rose will fit where you live,” said Peter Schneider, editor of the annual Combined …

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