Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

...first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big airlines are prospering with a combination of strong business travel, slightly higher fares and money from extra fees.Even bad weather couldn't stop Delta from boosting profit...

Airline fees limit ability to compare flights

...prices," said Kevin Mitchell, the chairman of the Business Travel Coalition, whose members include corporate travel...sellers and travel agents, who dominate the lucrative business travel market. Justice Department officials have acknowledged...

Delta to buy 49 percent of Virgin Atlantic

...straight from New York to Heathrow. And that's the problem. New York-to-London is one of the world's prime business travel routes. Delta has loads of travelers coming into its New York hubs at JFK and LaGuardia. Without more flights to...

Georgia school official's travel expenses questioned

...state Schools Superintendent John Barge in 2012 regularly billed drives to and from his home in northwest Georgia as business travel. That's a practice the state's top accountant said is "inconsistent with IRS guidelines."In an interview...

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Businesses help out Clean Air Campaign

...energy-conservation measures. - Use biodegradable or recycled materials. - Change operations to reduce waste. - Reduce business travel. - Green the employee commute. - Purchase carbon offsets. - Create paperless systems. - Switch fleet to hybrid...

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Fort tightens belt to be leaner

...the fort reduced part of its fleet of government vehicles, limited cell phones for employees, and cut back on business travel and overtime. After determining which dining facility had the least attendance, Kennedy said, officials closed...

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...that other data suggest the economy is improving.Business travel seems to be bouncing backNEW YORK --- U.S. companies...followed two years of decline.Last year's bump in business travel -- companies spent an estimated $228 billion...

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Across South Carolina

...Joint Audit Committee, said Passailaigue was on non-business travel to South Carolina, where he maintains a residence...Barden spent 21 percent of his working days on non-business travel to South Carolina or Maine, where he maintains residences...

Economy starts strong in 2012, with fewer layoffs, lower inflation, busier factories

...as applications for unemployment benefits near a four-year low.Adding to the optimism, inflation remains low, business travel is up and the home market is showing slight gains after three dismal years.That's the picture sketched by a flurry...