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China Signals Move to Ease International-Travel Requirements to Lure Investment

Chinese authorities Tuesday signaled a move to ease international-travel requirements as part of incentives to attract more foreign investment into the country. In a joint notice issued by regulators including the National Development and Reform Commission, the government asked authorities to make it more convenient for multinational companies’ executives, technicians and their families to travel …

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American Express Posts Higher 3Q Revenue, Boosted by Travel Spending

By Will Feuer American Express Co. posted higher revenue in the third quarter as card-member spending held up, driven by a surge in travel spending despite macroeconomic concerns. The New York City-based credit-card company logged net income of $1.88 billion, or $2.47 a share, up from $1.83 billion, or $2.27 a share, a year earlier. …

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Cathay Pacific on Track to Increase Destinations as Travel Recovers

By Clarence Leong Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said it is on course to offer to fly to nearly 60 destinations by the end of the year, as Hong Kong’s recent removal of hotel-quarantine requirements for arrivals helped boost travel sentiment. The airline said Monday that it carried 265,845 passengers in September, just about double the …

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The Science of Government Grant Equity Requirements

Oct. 16, 2022 12:42 pm ET Listen to article (1 minute) Regarding Lawrence Krauss’s “Even Science Grants Bow to ‘Equity and Inclusion’” (op-ed, Oct. 13): The new grant requirements are consistent with particle physics. The government is merely providing “action at a distance,” the quantum idea that two particles can interact even though they aren’t …

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Qantas Says Strong Travel Demand Accelerates Recovery

By Mike Cherney SYDNEY–Australia’s biggest airline, Qantas Airways Ltd., said it expects an underlying pretax profit in the fiscal first half of the year, reflecting strong demand for travel as the industry recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. Qantas said underlying pretax profit in the fiscal first half would be between 1.2 billion Australian dollars (US$750 …

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Now Even Science Grants Must Bow to ‘Equity and Inclusion’

America’s largest research funder in physical sciences isn’t the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or the National Science Foundation. It’s the Energy Department’s Office of Science, which gives money to university programs throughout the country and oversees the 10 major national laboratories, from Livermore to Los Alamos. Its brief includes energy and research into fundamental …

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