Some hotels are now catering to tired guests by offering services such as in-room cocktail programs; and sleep concierge programs, in an attempt to meet customers' need to relax, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.» Read More
It is 6:15 am and it is 19 degrees. The grass is frozen, but the bonfire is high and the hearts are warm. We are beginning a day's worth of quail hunting on the Pine Hill Plantation in southern Georgia. For Roger Johnson, the CEO of publicly traded Knologoy, it is very much about coming home.
We are back on the road, the 'Mike On America' crew and I, rolling down Highway 75 in Georgia. And with 2008 just breathing it's first fresh air, it's only fitting that we partake in a time worn ritual---New Year's Resolutions.
Here's the lamest New Year's Eve idea ever: The Ladies' Home Journal took a poll on which Presidential candidate you'd like to take to a New Year's Eve karaoke party. I'm not kidding! Plus: Wooing McDreamy!
A top official of the games says work has finished on schedule for 36 competition venues The National Stadium is expected to be finished by March.
OK, ok, ok: I know I said I was going to stop with the Southwest Airlines boarding system e-mails, but I can't help myself. I have rarely gotten so much response (other than my Ann Coulter rant and the Xbox 360's problems!). Don't miss the last e-mail on this page -- my fave!
California was home to the gold rush, and now it's home to the Moon rush. Google is offering $20 million dollars to the first private team that can move a rover on the Moon by 2012. Enter Team FREDNET.
I received many holiday cards. Thank you, to all of you who prove every time around this year that e-mail isn't the only option. Here are the best of the best.
Thursday night, Holiday Bowl referees ruled that a person on the Texas sideline touched a ball in play. After ESPN showed the offender's face more than 25 times in five minutes, his name was confirmed -- and "Chris Jessie" now has over 2,000 Google hits. Also: CBS fans overturn Pats-Giants poll.
Today, I posted the weirdest poll ever: Given the choice to watch the exact same game, same announcers, same graphics, on a variety of networks, which net would you choose? (E.g., this Saturday night's Patriots-Giants game.) So far, NBC is leading by 7 percent over CBS. Readers, tell me why.
Flying Southwest Airlines again today. Getting the hang of the new boarding system. Maybe it's not so stupid. Maybe I'm not so stupid. I'm flying to Sacramento and driving to Stockton to check in again on America's Foreclosure Capital.
Now that we know that the Patriots-Giants game is going to be on CBS, NBC and the NFL Network, I have a suggestion for a different contest: Let's make history by letting each network broadcast the game -- and not just take the NFL Network feed.
Bill Belichick has been called a lot of things: Defensive wizard. Boring. Alleged cheater. But today, we're giving the NFL coach a new nickname: Revenue Killer. Why? Well, if his New England Patriots beat the New York Giants on Saturday night, they'll finish the season undefeated...
On Wednesday afternoon, the NFL Network decided to give in on what will turn out to be the greatest bargaining chip in its entire history. Whatever happens from here on out, there will be nothing greater than the exclusive rights to this Saturday night's Giants-Patriots game...
That garage door I told you a couple of weeks ago is finally fixed!!! It took a month, and the part had to come from the "east coast" -- Ohio. But hey, it's in and it's up -- and the "Mike On America" bus is parked inside. See you in a week.
Western Europe has long been the most popular getaway for U.S. tourists, but rising airfare and the weak dollar may have Americans traveling to more exotic destinations in 2008.
A last-minute Christmas present idea from a PR department: Potty-train your kitty -- and save the planet! Also: the final Southwest boarding-policy reader responses.
It's all done: my Christmas shopping for you. You'll get your presents on Christmas morning at 9am ET, on CNBC. A full hour of "Mike On America" will be on display. Read more to see what's coming in the brightly wrapped package.
But this season's holiday gift of the year -- and a gift that will be popular throughout 2008 -- is Jason Weisenthal's WallMonkeys. Nobody invents things these days; they take an idea and modify it. That's Jason's story...
More responses to my comments on Southwest's new boarding policy. Here's a painful sample: "I think what Jane is saying is -- basically people are too stupid to learn to stand in line if they have to learn to count above the number 10 without removing their shoes?" Ow.
Patric Verrone, President of the Writers Guild of America West, appears live today during "Street Signs" to be interviewed by yours truly. In a strange way, I have the AMPTP to thank...