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Shares of Branson-backed Virgin America start trading with tailwind from airline industry

...and closed at $30.The timing of the IPO by the Richard Branson-backed airline could hardly be better. Airlines stocks have...having a lie-flat bed on a 5-hour flight was overrated.Branson's Virgin Group remains a minority stockholder. The billionaire's...

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Savannah weekend sees 9 shootings

...for the community and witnesses to come forward, Maj. Larry Branson, who heads the department's criminal investigation division...we've got to work together to make this a safer community," Branson said, "If anyone in this community knows anything about any...

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Branson keeps growing as Titanic joins lineup

BRANSON, Mo. - The bow of the Titanic rears above...museum built to resemble the ship is part of Branson's efforts to continue growing by widening...wholesome country music and crooners. Branson is adding more upscale shopping, family...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/02/liv_74598.shtml
Life & style
Getting the holdouts to try Branson

BRANSON, Mo. - Tourism officials in Branson are focusing on a new group of potential visitors known as...the country. But of the estimated 7 million people who go to Branson each year, 80 percent are repeat visitors. "Our loyal visitors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/10/liv_449845.shtml
Life & style
Entertainment variety keeps 'em coming back to Branson

BRANSON, Mo. -- Seven million tourists visit Branson each year, making this tiny town in the Ozarks (population...leisure destinations in the country. Just as astounding as Branson's ability to attract so many people is its success in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/11/liv_421803.shtml
Life & style
Theme parks provide hot summer fun in Branson

Branson, Mo., offers plenty of country music...s time to have some fun outdoors, and Branson offers a good-sized heapin' of opportunity...Outdoor Drama has opened its 42nd season in Branson. The drama is based on Harold Bell Wright's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/20/ent_314100.shtml
Things to Do
Branson losing bit of country

BRANSON, Mo. - It will remain an oasis of country...the first celebrity to put his name on a Branson theater - marks a time of change for this...finalshow of the season will be Tuesday. "Branson is bigger than any two or three entertainers...

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Metro
Virgin's Richard Branson touts "revitalized" music sales effort

SAN FRANCISCO -- Richard Branson's ambitious plans for rejuvenating...dispenses CDs and DVDs, 24-hours a day. Branson, chief executive of Virgin companies...Wednesday to promote the changes. Branson hopes to boost sales by tapping into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/05/bus_388445.shtml
Business
Virgin's Richard Branson touts "revitalized" music sales effort

SAN FRANCISCO -- Richard Branson's ambitious plans for rejuvenating...dispenses CDs and DVDs, 24-hours a day. Branson, chief executive of Virgin companies...Wednesday to promote the changes. Branson hopes to boost sales by tapping into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/05/mus_388627.shtml
Music
Branson to give $3 billion for energy

...YORK - British business mogul Richard Branson on Thursday pledged to invest about...environment for future generations. Mr. Branson, the billionaire behind the multi-platform...parents and they from their parents," Mr. Branson said at a news conference, with Mr...

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Business