There’s a growing optimism that the common European currency can be saved, but the numbers argue that this is unrealistic.
To no surprise, the U.S.’s legendary consumer culture hits the roof during the holiday season, with average per-person spending on gifts among the highest levels in the world. Americans aren’t the biggest Christmas spenders, though.
A sale from Irish airline Aer Lingus offers flights from New York City to Shannon or Dublin airports starting at $139 each way. Prices departing from Boston and Chicago start at $194 each way. Tickets must be purchased by July 31. More details, including departure date restrictions, here.
The death of Frank McCourt has brought his Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela’s Ashes back to the forefront. The book, about his too-poor-for-words childhood in New York and Ireland, his manic, alcoholic father, and his mother’s attempts to put food on the table while dealing with another baby (or another baby who died), is raw, …