Tropical Storm Barry bears down on Louisiana coast, will make landfall as a hurricane

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Tropical Storm Barry strengthened overnight and into Friday morning and was slowly crawling west-northwest over the Gulf of Mexico and packing sustained winds of 65 mph as government officials and residents braced for impact from the first tropical system that will make landfall in the U.S. this year. Tropical storm-force winds were already lashing parts of the Louisiana coast early Friday morning, the National Weather Service said.

TOP GREEN DESTINATIONS THIS SUMMER

Want to have a vacation that's good for you and the environment? Try these green travel destinations

Want to have a vacation that's good for you and the environment? Try these green travel destinations

Green travel, travel that incorporates environmentally friendly practices, is one of the fastest growing subsets of travel. Today’s travelers are increasingly careful to travel in a sustainable, low-impact manner. To help you satisfy your wanderlust while minimizing your carbon footprint, we’ve set aside some of our greenest travel destinations. Each of these locations has a robust eco-friendly travel infrastructure, as well as a culture that values environmental sustainability.

Gulf Coast braces for possible hurricane

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This storm could dump more than a foot of rain on parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.

A potential tropical storm is still forming in the Gulf — but the wind may not be its biggest punch.

The system is forecasted to dump a jaw-dropping amount of rain.

Through next Tuesday, the storm is expected to drop between 10 and 20 inches of rain in parts of Mississippi. Some parts of Louisiana could see more than 20 inches.

US importers accelerate SE Asia sourcing

Vietnam has been a prime beneficiary of the US-China trade war with exports to the US growing strongly in the first half. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

Vietnam has been a prime beneficiary of the US-China trade war with exports to the US growing strongly in the first half. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

Trans-Pacific data shows a significant shift in US import volumes from China to Southeast Asia in the first half of 2019, the clearest evidence yet of how the United States trade war is affecting Asian sourcing patterns.

5 Hotel Technologies That Can Create Personalized Guest Experiences

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With the advent of technology and ever-rising competition in the hotel industry, the next-generation hotel guests demand frictionless stays, wherein their needs and requirements are anticipated and taken care of automatically by the hotels. Thus, as a hotelier or an accommodation provider, it is imperative for you to fine-tune your digital strategies to deliver a hyper-personalized and seamless experience to your guests. This will not only help you drive loyalty but will also ensure escalation of repeat business.

US ports running smoothly ahead of expected ‘normal’ peak

The average truck turn time in Los Angeles-Long Beach in May was 84 minutes, down from 90 in February and 98 minutes in January, the worst month this year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

The average truck turn time in Los Angeles-Long Beach in May was 84 minutes, down from 90 in February and 98 minutes in January, the worst month this year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

North American gateways that struggled last year to handle peak season imports from Asia, including Los Angeles-Long Beach, New York-New Jersey, and Vancouver, are fluid today and appear to be positioned to handle what is shaping up to be normal peak season volumes this autumn.

Stocks are dropping on trade-war jitters after Trump threatens another $4 billion in tariffs on EU goods

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  • US stocks slid on Tuesday after the Trump administration threatened to slap tariffs on $4 billion worth of EU goods in retaliation for the union's subsidies to Airbus.

  • The news "dented the market sentiment" that had been lifted by the recent truce in the US-China trade war, one analyst said.

  • The US Trade Representative's office has already targeted $21 billion of EU products for potential duties.

Your ultimate summer travel guide

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Summer is finally here, and you know what that means. It’s time to start your vacation-planning engines because it’s without a doubt one of the four best seasons to plan a trip. Take advantage of sunny days and warm nights with a much-needed getaway to one of these top destinations. And if you’d rather not spend a lot, you’re in luck. We’ve also dug into our data to find the best travel spots for a summer getaway that won’t break the bank.

U.S. Senators propose 65-mph truck speed limiters

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A proposal to limit the speed of heavy trucks to 65 mph proposed earlier this year by truck safety groups has been taken up by two U.S. Senators.

“The Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act of 2019,” introduced on June 27 by Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) and Chris Coons (D-Delaware), would require new commercial trucks weighing over 26,000 pounds to be equipped with speed limiters set at a maximum speed of 65 miles per hour. Existing trucks that already have the technology installed would be required to set the 65-mph limit as well, while those without speed limiters would not be required to install the technology retroactively.”

Port Report: THE Alliance brings in Korea’s Hyundai Marine as member

Troubled Korean liner operator has been seeking a lifeline amid ongoing losses.

Troubled Korean liner operator has been seeking a lifeline amid ongoing losses.

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will join THE Alliance as a full member. The move comes after an apparent rebuff of the money-losing Korean liner company’s efforts to strike a similar deal with the 2M Alliance.

THE Alliance, which is also comprised of Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd (FSE: HLAG), Japan’s Ocean Network Express, and Taiwan’s Yang Ming, said it established “a new cooperation” with its now four members lasting through 2030.

When It Comes to Tariffs, Many U.S. Companies Are on China’s Side

Port operators say much of the equipment used to load cargo onto ships comes from China. Pictured, a shipping terminal in Los Angeles. PHOTO: PATRICK T. FALLON/BLOOMBERG NEWS

Port operators say much of the equipment used to load cargo onto ships comes from China. Pictured, a shipping terminal in Los Angeles. PHOTO: PATRICK T. FALLON/BLOOMBERG NEWS

As Trump and Xi prepare for G-20 summit, U.S. businesses warn of expected damage from proposed levies

Chinese President Xi Jinping isn’t the only one pushing President Trump to lay off on tariffs.

As the two leaders gear up for their trade meeting in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday—where tariffs will be a central point of discussion—U. S. businesses are warning that new 25% duties on $300 billion a year of Chinese goods will wreak widespread direct and collateral damage.

THE BEST SOLO TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

Visit the rainforests of Costa Rica or the glaciers of Iceland, this list of the best solo travel destinations has you covered.

Visit the rainforests of Costa Rica or the glaciers of Iceland, this list of the best solo travel destinations has you covered.

Outlined here are some of the top solo travel destinations. Each of these destinations rates highly for safety, public transportation, accessibility as well as for exciting attractions. If you’re booking a solo vacation you can’t go wrong with any of these locations.

What to Do in New York City in July 2019

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Between the food, the theater, the shopping, the museums (this list could go on forever) figuring out what to do in New York can be a daunting task. So we're spotlighting some events happening in the next month you should put on your calendar. That should free up some of the time you were going to spend Googling "what to do in New York" to actually check a few more NYC activities off your list.