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Smog in New Delhi. Pankaj Nangia/India Today Group/Getty Images

Hotels around the world are providing rooms with air filtration or purification systems to combat threats of outdoor pollution, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: 91% of the world’s population lives in places where the air quality exceeds World Health Organization limits, and that's created a business opportunity for hotel chains.

  • Hotels are charging a 5% to 7% premium for rooms with filtration and purification systems.
  • The Intercontinental San Francisco installed air purifiers following the wildfire in Paradise, Calif.

Worst case scenario: NYT reports that the Oberoi in New Delhi reopened last year from a renovation and installed air purifiers that filter exterior air as it enters the building throughout the entire hotel. The city's air quality index is 12 times the U.S. government-recommended level, per WHO.

Go deeper: Air pollution reduces average life expectancy by 2 years

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Tiger Woods underwent emergency surgery to repair damage to his right leg and ankle, after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday in which his SUV ran off the road.

What we know: The golf star "is currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room" at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, according to a late-night statement from his team.

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Big corporations and top CEOs are putting pressure on Congress and the White House to pass economic stimulus measures, as the political debate drags on.

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Capitol repairs, security top $30M since Jan. 6 attacks

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The Architect of the Capitol Brett Blanton on Wednesday said that repairs and security expenses related to the Jan. 6 insurrection have already cost more than $30 million.

The state of play: Congressional appropriations committees have allocated the $30 million for repairs and perimeter fencing around the Capitol building through March 31, per NPR.