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Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs

...Perhaps at American Express Co., which announced this month that it plans to cut 5,400 jobs, mainly in its travel business, as more of its customers shift to online portals to plan trips.Software is picking out worrisome blots in medical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-24/recession-tech-kill-middle
Filmmakers use business travel as fodder for dramatic movies

...nothing quite like the prospect of airline dinners, endless meetings and lonely hotel rooms to strip the allure from travel. Business travel is usually nothing more than a really long commute and the drag of living out of a suitcase. It's painful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/06/uhl_142573.shtml
Steven Uhles
Two hotels set to go up off I-20

...flat-panel televisions and wireless Internet access. "The Gen-X travelers are now spending more money on travel, business and leisure than the baby boomer segment" said William Edmundson, Cambria's vice president of brand management...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/16/bus_120503.shtml
Business
Rick Steves built travel biz through the back door

...cheese baguette - the 50-year-old public television star and best-selling author runs a $31 million dollar travel business - he just likes to save time and money. It's part of a travel aesthetic he's refined and marketed to an audience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/12/liv_69224.shtml
Life & style
Travel briefs

...the best first-class hotel chain for business travel and Hampton Inn as the best economy hotel chain for business travel. Business Traveler readers gave Orbitz the No. 1 spot in the category of best Web site for booking travel, while American...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/22/liv_48563.shtml
Life & style
American Express to jettison financial advisers business

...financial advisory business to its shareholders so it can focus on its charge and credit card, payments processing and travel businesses. The move by the New York-based company comes a day after Citigroup Inc., the nation's largest financial institution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/02/bus_441559.shtml
Business
Companies continue to pile on the excuses

...normal temperatures are being credited for helping retailers." Regulators may also want to keep a close watch on the travel business this summer. Should gasoline prices continue climbing, don't be surprised if underperforming hotel chains start...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/09/bus_424723.shtml
Business
Investigators question Parmalat executives

...has also acknowledged he shifted some $620 million from Parmalat's coffers to the Tanzi family's loss-making travel businesses - an apparent focus now for investigators trying to trace lost cash. Prosecutors say Parmalat used a crude system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/03/bus_399695.shtml
Business
Grant Thornton Italy chief resigns, partner suspended after detention in Parmalat probe

...at $10 billion, and has also admitted that he shifted $620 million from Parmalat's coffers to loss-making travel businesses controlled by his family. One of the judges overseeing the case, Guido Salvini, has accused Penca and Bianchi...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/02/bus_399584.shtml
Business
Priceline extends last-minute bookings

...officially launched last-minute automobile rental bookings this week. Priceline, which has retrenched back to its core travel business after unsuccessfully experimenting with name-your-price groceries and gasoline, began offering last-minute...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/11/tec_306622.shtml
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