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Airbnb Is Driving Hosts Elsewhere With Costly Pandemic Policies

Another host, Anthony Farmer, filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Airbnb in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in November. The suit, which is attempting to override Airbnb’s arbitration terms, accuses the company of breaching its contract and fiduciary duty and violating consumer protection laws.Christopher Nulty, an Airbnb spokesman, said the company’s policy put public health and safety first, which would...

On the West Coast, Avalanche Warnings and an ‘Atmospheric River’

An avalanche warning has been issued for parts of Washington and Oregon as heavier-than-usual rainfall and snowfall is expected to hit part of the West Coast through Monday.The warning was issued on Saturday by the Northwest Avalanche Center, which said at least 30 people in the United States had been killed in avalanches so far this season. That’s the highest number of fatalities since...

Airlines Still Don’t Know When Passengers Will Return

It was “a year of going through hell” for United Airlines. Delta Air Lines had “the toughest year” in its history. And for American Airlines it was “the most challenging year.” That’s how the executives who run those companies described 2020 in recent weeks.The airline industry is eager to move on, but it hasn’t figured out how.Air travel has recovered somewhat in recent months,...

Where the Rare Citrus Grows

AS OF LATE, the center — which isn’t open to the public — has also become a pilgrimage site for French chefs, pâtissiers and fragrance-house noses, who often learn about it from their own suppliers; many citrus trees at pedigreed French farms can be traced back to buds and seeds from San Giuliano’s orchard. Pierre Hermé, the master of French macarons, visits every summer,...

House Hunting in Switzerland: A 17th-Century Farm With Bauhaus Updates

Three Historic Houses Outside Zurich$10.6 MILLION (9.5 MILLION SWISS FRANCS)This 17th-century viticultural farmstead, comprising three renovated timber-frame buildings with lake views, sits on two-thirds of an acre in the town of Wädenswil, about 15 miles south of Zurich, in north-central Switzerland.Listed as a protected historical monument, the winemaking estate — including a farmhouse, former cheese house and former wine-press building, all in the “Riegelhaus”...
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