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Fewer Americans Traveling This Year for Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, Economic Recovery, Consumer Issues Alex Brandon/AP By Robert Gibbons NEW YORK — Fewer Americans will travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as economic uncertainty in a sluggish recovery curbs travel plans, travel group AAA said Wednesday. AAA expects 38.9 million Americans to drive 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday period, which ...

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Have a Happier Thanksgiving by Dodging These Spending Pitfalls

Filed under: Travel, Airfare, Lodging, Spending, Food, Financial Education Getty Images/Cultura RF Even with the most careful planning, a Thanksgiving budget can fall victim to bad weather, cranky relatives, and recipes that stray a bit too far toward the avant garde. Given that this is the last weekend to prepare and shop before your holiday celebration, let’s run through some ...

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Don’t Cap CEO Pay, Voters Say, and 4 More Things to Know Today

Filed under: Market News, Travel, Mergers & Acquisitions, CEOs, Investing Getty Images Here’s a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you’ll just want to know. o. Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to cap the salaries of top executives at 12 times their company’s lowest wage, apparently ...

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Air Travel’s Coming Nightmare: Soon, Every Day Will Be Like Day Before Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Travel Industry Getty Images By Mark Johanson In less than a week, more than 3 million Americans will overwhelm airports across the nation as they head home for Thanksgiving in the busiest travel weekend of the year. It’s a daunting thought, but the researchers behind a pair of reports released by the U.S. Travel Association this week ...

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Why Milk Could Cost $7 a Gallon in January, and 4 More Things to Know Today

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Mergers & Acquisitions, U.S. Government, Commodities & Futures, Investing Alamy Here’s a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you’ll just want to know. o. Congress closed up shop for its Thanksgiving recess without passing a farm bill, and if you think that ...

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Why Airlines Can’t Add More Flights Around Holidays, and 4 More Things to Know

Filed under: Currency, Market News, Travel, Travel Industry, IRS, Auctions Alamy Here’s a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you’ll just want to know. o. If you’re flying anywhere this holiday week, as you squeeze onto your overbooked airplane, you might wonder: Why can’t airlines just add ...

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An Insider’s Guide to Scoring Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Secret Shopper, Airfare Alamy By Brendan Spiegel While the day after Thanksgiving — a.k.a. Black Friday — may be the best time to stampede your way toward a new flatscreen TV at a discount, when it comes to booking a getaway, nothing beats the sweet travel deals that you can snag on Cyber Monday. Market ...

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Labor Day Gas Prices Lowest in Years

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, How to Save Money, Vacation Planning, Saving Getty Images By Sam Ro At the beginning of the year, gas prices were surging at an usually high clip. But the summer has now come and gone and in hindsight, gas prices were quite tame. “As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the U.S. national average retail price ...

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Angry Flier Spends $1,000 on Promoted Tweets to Trash British Airways

Filed under: Consumer Ally, Travel A British man was unhappy with the customer service he received from British Airways, so he took to Twitter to complain. That’s not unusual. But what he did next took things to another level: He paid Twitter to promote his angry tweets, bringing his customer service dispute to the masses. It all started when Hasan ...

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TechCrunch Disrupt: 3 Startups That Aim to Make Your Life Easier

Filed under: Technology, Personal Finance, Travel, Vacation Planning Anthony LazarusJackson Quach, CEO and co-founder of Vicejar, whose new app aims to help users smoke or drink less, or exercise and save more. SAN FRANCISCO — Startups focused on giving consumers better experiences in travel, entertainment and behavioral economics are among those vying for attention at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference Monday, ...

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