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    When booking a hotel stay, reading the fine print can mean the difference between added charges or big savings, a survey finds. Some tips for saving money.

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    More Americans are expected to take to the skies and roads this Labor Day weekend, according to AAA forecasts. Get the details on why.

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    With negotiated corporate hotel rates predicted to rise, many road warriors may find themselves staying at lower-tier properties next year.

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    A new survey reveals how business travelers use mobile devices on the road. Besides the obvious checking email and reading news, some report the likelihood of boss-blushing video chats.

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    Many Westin Hotels and Resorts will soon see upgraded lobbies and nature inspired seating, with better connectivity options for business travelers.

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    Companies are getting out and traveling in search of growth, Frits van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide president & CEO, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday.

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    Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:

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    Many hotels are offering trendier happy hours that build on the popularity of specialty beers, while others have their own exclusive crafts made from local ingredients.

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    As costs to offer free Wi-Fi increase and demand for bandwidth surges, more hotels are considering adding charges to satisfy guest expectations.

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    U.S., European and Japanese companies have been building up blue-collar and back-office operations and representative offices in places like mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore, reports the New York Times.

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    The summer solstice hits tomorrow and you'll be treated to a free pair of Aviator sunglasses if you're checking in to one hotel brand on Wednesday.

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    Westin is reinventing the traditional hotel business center to include more features for the tech savvy and mobile traveler.

  • Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including Sam Adams' Lobster rolls, Diageo, and Bordeaux.

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    Socializing at Sheraton Hotels just got a little more upscale. The hotel chain now offers social hours featuring premium wine tasting events complete with Riedel stemware.

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    Starwood Hotels and Resorts is expanding in the Middle East with new properties slated to open in Dubai and Iraq. By 2017, a new St. Regis, W Hotel and Westin will open in Dubai and in 2015, a new Sheraton will debut in Erbil, Iraq — the company's first presence in the country in 20 years.

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    The annual "Freddie" awards honored the world's top airline and hotel loyalty programs on Thursday evening. More than 1 million travelers voted for their favorite programs in what's considered the industry's most coveted award.

  • Sheraton Hotel in New York City, NY

    Sheraton Hotels announced $350 million in upgrades to several of its flagship properties around the world. Many of the renovations will be unveiled this month, including at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

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    A trio of problems for stocks today: lower euro; weak initial jobless claims (disappointingly high for the second week in a row); and choppier earnings reports.

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    Take a look at some of Thursday's morning movers.

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    China’s slowing economy isn’t deterring CEOs of the world’s biggest international hotel chains, who describe the Chinese market as the “most important in the world” and are keeping their aggressive expansion plans for the country in tact.