Uber's popularity surges; business travelers avoiding taxis

...Mike McCormick, the executive director of the Global Business Travel Association, says many companies are worried about...Washington, D.C., Uber represented 49 percent of business travel rides. Taxis, limos and airport shuttles still reigned...

Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace

...lower gas prices were causing some buyers to switch from cars to SUVs.Various districts reported that tourism and business travel seemed to be rebounding following the harsh winter.The report found that labor markets were showing modest improvements...

Direct flight from Augusta to D.C. to resume in the spring

...US Airways operated a daily direct flight between Augusta and Reagan National for about two years. It targeted business travel by officials with Fort Gordon, Savannah River Site, National Security Agency and Georgia Regents University.Because...

US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

...businesses are creating jobs at a steady pace and consumer spending is on the rise.The Global Business Travel Association predicts that worldwide business travel will grow 6.9 percent this year to a record $1.18 trillion. The United States is the...

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...

Ownership of Augusta plant still not settled

...positive impact on furniture stores and other retailers in high-growth areas across the region. Reports on tourism and business travel remained positive. Activity in Georgia and Florida was strong, with high occupancy numbers at local hotels and resorts...

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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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...

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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