What we’re reading: Statue of Liberty reopens, three beer festivals in July, AA/US merger to result in layoffs


Statue of Liberty reopens for first time since Hurricane Sandy

The Statue of Liberty reopened on July 4 for the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit.

When Sandy made landfall in New York City last fall, the storm surge hit Liberty Island. While the statue itself weathered the storm quite nicely, its surrounding support structures were not so lucky. Docks leading to the island were severely damaged, as were the electrical and phone systems.

Get outside with a trio of beer festivals this July

Beer lovers may want to check out a trio of beer festivals in July. There will be one in Omaha, Neb., Duluth, Minn., and Denver, Col.

Beertopia’s Sunfest – Omaha, Nebraska
Only $27 will get you a ticket for access to five hours of unlimited sampling of well over 200 beers, and they’ll even throw in a souvenir tasting glass, program, and some live music.

Memo leak says American/US Airways merger to result in layoffs

According to a leaked memo, the merger between US Airways and American Airlines may result in layoffs at two hubs.

According to the proposed plan, several job positions at Charlotte and Dallas would be reorganized and employees will have to apply and reinterview for the new position as their old one is eliminated, even if it is essentially the same job.

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