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  • Perry: New Orleans Tourism Stronger Than Before Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 2:50 PM ET

    After Hurricane Katrina, as the city lost billions of dollars in tourism business, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau embarked on a mission to overcome unprecedented brand impairment. Today, the tourism industry stands taller, stronger than before.

  • New Orleans Business 2010: Tale of Two Cities Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 5:59 PM ET
    Then And Now: New Orleans Five Years After The Katrina Disaster

    The Katrina anniversary is all about contrasts. More than one resident has called it a tale of two cities and, as cliched as that phrase may be, it certainly applies here.  Unemployment is below the national average, but poverty is twice the national rate.

  • Hecht: Hope and Optimism for New Orleans' Future Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
    Marine from Camp Lejeune, N.C., marks a home to indicate he found no occupants as houses in the lower Ninth Ward are checked for bodies or people who are still stranded more than two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit.

    To really know if we have succeeded, to really know if we have created a New Orleans region better than before, we have to go out ten years. Here we will find the “new normal” that will come to pass after the Katrina money has run dry, and the economy is left to stand on its own.

  • New Orleans 2030: New Business, Housing, Jobs Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

    It's a tall order to transform New Orleans by 2030, but that's the aim of the city's new master plan—five years after Hurricane Katrina hobbled this historic place and the surrounding Gulf coast region.

  • Shipping CEO Bullish on China Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 1:59 PM ET

    One company taking advantage of China's explosive economy is Expeditors International of Washington. The air and ocean freight giant, touches both the Chinese and US economies.

  • New Fee From American Air: Sitting in Front Rows Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 3:22 PM ET
    American Airlines
  • ‘Straddling Bus’ Offered as a Traffic Fix in China Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 11:48 AM ET
    3D Fast Bus

    What do you do if your roads are congested and polluted? Try designing a vehicle that takes up no road space. And make it partly solar powered. The NYT reports.

  • Transports Flashing Bullish Signs: Analyst Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 11:42 AM ET

    What are the transports saying about the US economy? Donald Broughton, managing director and senior transportation analyst at Avondale Partners, shared his outlook.

  • Glass of Whiskey

    A crate of Scotch whisky that was trapped in Antarctic ice for a century was finally opened on Friday—but the heritage dram won't be tasted by whisky lovers because it's being preserved for its historic significance.

  • If you’re running a company, do you notice a loss of productivity, caused by one or more of the following changes? Your staff won’t travel or may be uncharacteristically cantankerous and uncooperative in that they refuse to tackle what they usually do routinely—sales calls, closing deals or meeting clients for lunch.

  • Tee'd Off With Steven Slater Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 2:01 PM ET

    I know he (allegedly) committed a crime. Yes, he cursed on a loudspeaker in front of children. True, he reportedly lists "recovery" as one of his Facebook interests but grabbed two beers on his way out. I love Steven Slater.

  • How Did the Friendly Skies Get So Unfriendly? Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 9:24 AM ET
    Airplane

    The spectacular meltdown of Steven Slater has countless disillusioned travelers venting their frustrations.

  • Halftime Pt. 2: A Sign of Economic Health? Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 1:40 PM ET

    The Fast Money desk uncovered what some view as a positive economic sign and spoke with CEO of one company, who's in the middle of it all.

  • Move over Susan Boyle and David at Dentist, there's a new Internet sensation in town — Jet Blue Flight attendant (sorry, former flight attendant) Steven Slater!

  • Some Companies Are Hiring: Here's Where the Jobs Are Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    With a second straight decline in payrolls, it's hard to be optimistic about the jobs picture. But there are some indications that companies are hiring.

  • GM Headquarters

    American taxpayers who spent $50 billion bailing out General Motors may see some returns, if the Obama administration allows it.

  • Cramer: Who Is The Worst CEO in 2010? Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 6:06 PM ET
    With Tony Hayward leaving the top spot at BP, Cramer's marquee list of who he thinks are the worst bosses in business needed an update.

    Find some of their most debatable choices in this slide show—and Cramer's opinion on them, of course—which includes the CEOs of Nokia, Johnson & Johnson, Massey Energy, Blackstone Group, WellPoint and more.

  • Pickup Sales Signal Improving Economy: AutoNation CEO Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    Sales of pickup trucks were up 60 percent in July from a year ago at AutoNation, the nation's largest auto dealer, in a clear indicator the economy is recovering, Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson said on CNBC Wednesday morning.

  • Avis' Long Shot for Dollar Thrifty Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Avis auto rental kiosk

    One possible scenario for Avis, which is far smaller than Hertz and also smaller than the company it is seeking [Dollar Thrifty] is for it to counter with the upcoming bid. While Avis is poised to give it a shot, it’s still a long one that it will come out of this winning the war.

  • S&P to Hit 1300 by Year-End: Portfolio Manager Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains on Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset some earlier better-than-expected earnings results. Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Eugene Peroni, senior VP and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management, shared their insights.