Some decry padlocks of love in Paris

...many Parisians. French media have given the issue scant attention.City authorities know well that tourism is a major money maker and have no desire to dampen Paris' reputation as one of the world's most romantic retreats.The government of Anne...

Augusta Convention Center's numbers better than expected

...of The Augusta Chronicle.Simon, who maintains the new downtown complex attached to Augusta's Marriott isn't a money-maker, but rather an economic engine for the city, said the 36 conventions' 37,625 attendees spent some $10.2 million...

Ike's Tree coin sells out fast at gift shop

...merchandise more prominently, considering pet merchandise is a billion-dollar industry."Without a doubt, this is a big money maker," Atieh said.He bought a collar for the 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles-beagle mix named Yogi that his 30-year-old...

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Georgia-Carolina fair begins 10-day run

...It's the longest running, continuous, annual event in the area," said fair manager Joe Taylor Jr.It is also a money-maker for area charitable organizations. The Augusta Exchange Club, which operates the fair, donated between $140,000...

New seats let airlines squeeze in more passengers

...smaller fuel bill because the seats are slightly lighter. It's part of a trend among the airlines to view seats as money-makers, not just pieces of furniture. Add a few inches of legroom and airlines can charge more for tickets. Take away a...

Michaux: Conference tournaments have lost their luster

...that's not likely to sit well with conferences like the ACC which consider the conference tournament an essential money-maker in its TV marketing. With plans to take its tournament to Brooklyn in a few years (where more empty seats will...

Stars from 2011 NFL Draft likely must wait for big paydays

...player. Timing is everything, though, for the first draft class of the current CBA. Watt isn't even in the top 30 money makers at his position. Texans general manager Rick Smith, asked in February at the NFL combine in Indianapolis about Watt's...

Manchester United projects record revenue this season topping $660 million

...and 430 million pounds ($686 million) in 2013-14. That would push United closer to Real Madrid, the biggest money-maker in world sport, which reported revenue of 520.9 million euros ($695 million) in 2012-13.United reported a...

Dahlberg: It's senseless for leagues to fight New Jersey sports betting law

...losing year for bookies ? in 38 years behind the betting counter.No reason to worry. The playoffs will surely be money makers, and Monday night's BCS game with a dream betting matchup of Notre Dame and Alabama could draw the most money ever...