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Britain plans a new class of Navy frigate

Britain plans a new class of Navy frigate

Business
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense and Royal Navy have launched plans to obtain a new frigate to replace Type 23 frigates now in service.The project was announced Thursday by Minister for Defense Procurement Harriett Baldwin and came on the heels of the ministry's announcement of a new shipbuilding strategy."A day after we launched the National Shipbuilding Strategy, we are taking our first major step towards realizing it by launching the Type 31e program," Baldwin said in a press release."It will take the very best of British engineering, innovation and drive to achieve it and, as a nation, we have shown time and time again that we have what it takes to deliver. This program will re-energize a world-leading, vibrant and competitive British shipbuilding industry."Type 31e friga...
With Florida, Georgia under evacuation orders, here's how to change travel plans

With Florida, Georgia under evacuation orders, here's how to change travel plans

Finance
As forecasters issue hurricane and storm-surge watches for parts of Florida, airlines and cruiselines are making it easier for U.S. travelers to troubleshoot their plans and stay out of Hurricane Irma's way.The latest advisories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center predict that the "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm will move over Turks and Caicos and southeastern Bahamas by late Thursday."Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days," according to the advisory.A long list of areas are under hurricane warnings, including parts of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Bahamas; areas under a hurricane watch now in...
Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans

Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans

Health
Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment. What they pay is tied to the price of coverage on the health insurance markets created by the Obama-era law, but these consumers get no protection from the law's tax credits, which cushion against rising premiums. Instead they pay full freight and bear the brunt of market problems such as high costs and diminished competition. On Capitol Hill, there's a chance that upcoming bipartisan hearings by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., can produce legislation offering some relief. But it...
EPA plans ten hearings on water rule rewrite

EPA plans ten hearings on water rule rewrite

Science
Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is taking its first steps to rewrite the Waters of the United States regulation under the Trump Administration.The EPA announced today, in a notice to be published Monday in the Federal Register, that 10 teleconference meetings will be held to gather information on its plans to change the rule, which is intended to reduce water pollution under the Clean Water Act.The first of the 10 meetings is scheduled for September 19 at 1:00 p.m., with the next nine held each Tuesday after.In 2015, the Obama administration issued a new rule reinterpreting the Clean Water Act to extend federal protections to smaller rivers and streams to protect against water pollution. Obama's rule was blocked at the time by a federal appeals court...
Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

Technology
Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data. Verizon, like its rivals, will start charging more for higher-quality video while hoping to attract cost-conscious customers with a cheaper plan. Verizon's unlimited plan had cost $ 80 a month for one line for those who sign up for automatic payments with a checking account or debit card. Beginning Wednesday, it'll cost $ 85 with high-definition video — capped at 720p for phones. Plans with DVD-quality streaming will cost $ 75. For a family of four, the higher-quality version costs $ 200 a month; the cheaper plan