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    Inflation has hit many sectors of the economy hard over the last year, but few categories can compare to the automotive industry. Low interest rates, federal stimulus payments, and better-than-expected economic conditions throughout the pandemic gave households more money to spend on big pur…

    The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University reports“ red hot remodeling growth expected to ease into 2023.” So, if you’ re considering an upgrade, you won’ t be alone. One of the best improvements we made to a basic bedroom was replacing an old sliding closet door with a new sliding mirror door. The new bypass doors were a stylish improvement, and the new...

    While the life span of appliances in our home may not be something we regularly think about — if at all — it doesn’t hurt to know how many years you have left on your favorite household helpers.

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    The Gazette Times' Ask the Expert answers those common and not so common questions and gives you some insight and guidance from professionals in their field. Check out the great videos and stories from local businesses.

    Germany’s Lufthansa says it plans to put some of its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets back into service next year after mothballing the aircraft at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Lufthansa said on Monday that it is currently assessing how many A380s will be reactivated and where they will fly. It expects to use them again from summer 2023, and said the decision was made “in response to the steep rise in customer demand and the delayed delivery of ordered aircraft.” The airline announced in September 2020 that it was taking its A380s out of service as demand for air travel remained stubbornly low.

    This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Imagine Dragons, the reuniting of “Home Improvement” sitcom buddies Tim Allen and Richard Karn for “More Power” and the return of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as unlikely crime-solving New York City neighbors in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” The biggest new movie streaming this week is “The Princess,” coming to Hulu on July 1, starring Joey King as a royal who refuses to marry her intended. And Ken Burns adds his heft to “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness,” which gives a voice to young people with mental health conditions and those in their lives.

    U.S. health authorities are facing a critical decision: whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that are modified to better match the latest changes of the shape-shifting coronavirus. Moderna and Pfizer say their candidates targeting the super-contagious omicron variant will be an improvement. But the original omicron already has been replaced by its even more contagious relatives, with no way to know what version will spread this fall and winter. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will debate a recipe change Tuesday, and regulators promise a quick final decision.

    Vice President Kamala Harris has spent weeks warning that the Supreme Court decision undermining the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling could open the door for sweeping new restrictions on privacy. She argues the fallout could affect birth control, in vitro fertilization, gay marriage, the right to vote, and more. The nation's first female vice president has emerged as a leading White House voice on abortion rights along with President Joe Biden. Harris' efforts on abortion rights come after she has struggled with other thorny policy problems that Biden assigned to the vice president, including immigration policy and expanding voting rights. Both issues have stalled in Congress.

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