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  • Car dealership

    New car buyers in the U.S. are finding fewer problems with the latest models rolling out of showrooms.

  • Goldfish in bowl

    Many Kimpton Hotels offer a soothing and colorful pet companion when checking in. Guests can request a live goldfish to accompany them in their hotel room throughout their stay.

  • dow_chemical_plant_1.jpg

    The proliferation of fracking and the likelihood of a long-running, shale-gas boom are destined to make winners and losers out of a lot of industries beyond the energy sector.

  • Young Employees

    Young travelers are making up more of the business travel market. Their companies and the airlines, hotels and other travel-related businesses serving them are finding it necessary to adjust policies and communication practices.

  • Aviator sunglasses

    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.

  • United Airlines First Class Cabin

    More airlines are adding lie-flat seats in premium cabins, extra legroom seats in coach and enhancing Wi-Fi to attract higher spending road warriors.

  • An Airbus A318 with the logo of US company Frontier Airlines is seen on the tarmac of Hamburg Finkernwerder airport.

    Frontier Airlines announced more programming with variable pricing for its DirecTV service beginning July 1.

  • Airplane

    Add-on fees for checking bags, priority boarding, roomier seats and onboard snacks are here to stay. Airlines need the money to cover rising costs and one study claims the fees are good for consumer choice.

  • Airplane on runway

    The nation's largest carriers are getting passengers to destinations at a record clip, according to new data from the US Transportation Department. Here's the best — and the worst.

  • The engine of the Airbus A380 at the Airbus plant in Hamburg on October 30, 2009.

    United Technologies’ CFO said the Pratt & Whitney division is seeing weak jet engine parts sales, attributing the weakness to airlines conserving cash. And GE's Aviation divison is seeing softness in the market.

  • Southwest Airlines planes

    Major airlines appear to have selectively matched sale fares that Southwest and subsidiary AirTran unveiled on Tuesday, USA Today reports.

  • Power strip

    Airports and some airlines understand the needs of digital travelers and are making more electrical outlets available.

  • Elite status in an airline loyalty program used to be an exclusive club. But benefits have slowly eroded as more people gain status or purchase the same level of priority access.

  • The left-turn drive down

    The display at a recent transportation conference offered a peek into the future of automotive safety: cars that to talk to each other and warn drivers of impending collisions.

  • Airplane

    Everyday spending can bring you closer to an award trip using frequent flyer miles. Here are my tips on how to quickly rack up the most miles in a short amount of time.

  • Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday the government can't prohibit airlines from charging fees for preferred seats.

  • Credit Cards

    It's common to whip out your credit card when traveling abroad. But some cards carry additional fees or might not work at all. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth sailing trip overseas.

  • Carry on luggage compartment

    More airlines are hoping to discourage passengers from bringing oversize carry-on bags to the gate by adding fees. Is your favorite airline next?

  • Starbucks

    A 275 page report sheds light on what may have happened in the last days of MF Global, airlines consider more fees, Starbucks spends $100 million on bread companies, CBS Outdoor billboards business could fetch $6 billion.

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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.