Business Travel Headlines

Fri, Mar 15 2013

London keeps global edge as top transport finance hub

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LONDON - London remains the top financing centre for the global transport industry, although it faces stiff competition from New York and capitals in Asia Pacific as companies seek to tap more funding sources, a survey showed on Friday.

15 Mar 2013

Lawmakers hover as more homeowners rent rooms to visitors

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LONDON - For British student Carly Connor a trip to London for a city break would be impossible if she had to pay for a hotel so instead she rents a room in a Londoner's home.

15 Mar 2013

BlackBerry plans security feature for Android, iPhone

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TORONTO - BlackBerry will offer technology to separate and make secure both work and personal data on mobile devices powered by Google Inc's Android platform and by Apple Inc's iOS operating system, the company said on Thursday.

15 Mar 2013

Top 10 stopover stays

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TOKYO - Spending a night between destinations in a stopover city and need a place to stay? Online boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith (www.mrandmrssmith.com) have come up with 10 hotels for a memorable stopover. Reuters has not endorsed this list.

15 Mar 2013

48 hours in Rochester, New York

ROCHESTER, New York - Synonymous with film photography, lilacs and classical music, Rochester offers an unusual array of attractions for a mid-sized U.S. city that brought industrial prowess to a scenic river gorge on Lake Ontario's southern shore.

15 Mar 2013

Wed, Mar 13 2013

Carnival puts cruise fleet under microscope after ship fire

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MIAMI BEACH, Florida - Carnival Corp has launched a comprehensive review of its entire fleet after a fire crippled one of its ships last month, and will share its findings across the industry, Carnival Cruise Lines' chief executive told a conference on Tuesday.

13 Mar 2013

Boeing gets nod to test new 787 battery, wins big 737 order

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SEATTLE - Boeing Co won approval from U.S. transport regulators on Tuesday to start testing a redesigned battery for the 787 Dreamliner, putting it one step closer to getting the troubled airplane back into regular service.

13 Mar 2013

Fraport expects zero passenger growth at Frankfurt hub

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FRANKFURT - German airport operator Fraport predicted zero growth in passenger numbers at its main Frankfurt hub this year and lower net profit as a weak economic climate prompts airlines to reduce capacity.

13 Mar 2013

Boeing confident has permanent 787 battery fix

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ORLANDO, Florida - Boeing Co is confident that proposed changes to the 787 Dreamliner will provide a permanent solution to battery problems that grounded its newest jet, a senior executive said on Monday.

13 Mar 2013

Southwest may buy older planes to meet lift needs

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ORLANDO, Florida - Southwest Airlines Co, which is poised to expand service in the next few years, is considering buying used planes to help meet its needs, an executive said on Monday.

13 Mar 2013
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.