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Pirate Attacks Down as Private Maritime Security Business Booms

Pirate Attacks Down as Private Maritime Security Business Booms

Christopher Nodine/U.S. Navy via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the Indian Ocean, home to some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, a war rages between Somali pirates, who have attacked 800 ships and taken 3,400 hostages in the past four years, and pri…

Most Expensive Hotels in the World Revealed

Most Expensive Hotels in the World Revealed

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — So, Sardinia anyone? If you’re a high-end traveler, Sardinia is where it’s at for ultra-expensive hotels. That’s according to Luxury-Hotels.com, a luxury-hotel booking site that ranked the world&rsq…

Most Expensive Hotels in the World Revealed

Most Expensive Hotels in the World Revealed

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — So, Sardinia anyone? If you’re a high-end traveler, Sardinia is where it’s at for ultra-expensive hotels. That’s according to Luxury-Hotels.com, a luxury-hotel booking site that ranked the world&rsq…

Jobs Report: US-Based Foreign Employers Don’t Care About Politics

Jobs Report: US-Based Foreign Employers Don’t Care About Politics

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the country awaits the monthly jobs report for August to assess the state of the economy, it’s a good opportunity to look at the other side of the employment coin: The foreign-based U.S. employers who employ about…

Hotel Adds $99,000 Bed for ‘A-Lister’

Hotel Adds $99,000 Bed for ‘A-Lister’

File photo. Hastens Vividus(TORONTO) — Celebrities are famous for their extremely specific requests when they’re on the road. Mariah Carey, for example, requests a $200 bottle of cabernet sauvignon, two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy…

Ford, GM, Chrysler Report Strong August Sales

Ford, GM, Chrysler Report Strong August Sales

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Consumers may still be exercising caution when it comes to spending money on some things, but last month’s auto sales showed that new cars isn’t one of them.August was a hot month for the auto in…

Sioux Falls, S.D., Safest City for Driving

Sioux Falls, S.D., Safest City for Driving

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) — What’s the safest city to take your sparkling new Lamborghini out for a spin?That would be Sioux Falls, S.D.,  which Allstate Insurance Co. proclaimed as  ”America’s Safest Drivin…

JetBlue Offers $299 Unlimited Flights for Pets

JetBlue Offers $299 Unlimited Flights for Pets

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Frequent fliers by the name of Fido, your time has come.This fall, JetBlue will offer unlimited flights for cats and dogs accompanied by their owners for $299.The “All Your Pet Can Jet” pass allows the purchaser to…

JetBlue Offers $299 Unlimited Flights for Pets

JetBlue Offers $299 Unlimited Flights for Pets

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Frequent fliers by the name of Fido, your time has come.This fall, JetBlue will offer unlimited flights for cats and dogs accompanied by their owners for $299.The “All Your Pet Can Jet” pass allows the purchaser to…

JetBlue Offers $299 Unlimited Flights for Pets

JetBlue Offers $299 Unlimited Flights for Pets

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Frequent fliers by the name of Fido, your time has come.This fall, JetBlue will offer unlimited flights for cats and dogs accompanied by their owners for $299.The “All Your Pet Can Jet” pass allows the purchaser to…

Gas Up, Airfare Down for Labor Day Travel

Gas Up, Airfare Down for Labor Day Travel

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thirty-three million people will travel at least 50 miles from home this Labor Day weekend, a 2.9 percent increase from last year, according to AAA.  The vast majority — 85 percent– will go by automobile, a …

New Fuel-Efficiency Standards: What They Mean to You

New Fuel-Efficiency Standards: What They Mean to You

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Forget 34.5 miles per gallon.  Come the year 2025, cars and light-duty trucks will be required to get 54.5 mpg under new standards announced by the Obama administration on Tuesday.So what does it mean for you be…

Automakers Concerned About New Fuel Efficiency Standards

Automakers Concerned About New Fuel Efficiency Standards

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Past consumer behavior has the auto industry reacting with “mixed emotions” to Tuesday’s Obama administration announcement of new fuel efficiency standards that will increase fuel economy to the equ…

Fisker Issues Second Recall of Electric Car

Fisker Issues Second Recall of Electric Car

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After the second of two mysterious fires in a Karma sedan, the government-backed electric car-maker Fisker has initiated a voluntary recall of its luxury vehicles.In a statement, Fisker spokesman Roge…

Airlines Cut Leg Room in Effort to Boost Profits

Airlines Cut Leg Room in Effort to Boost Profits

John Foxx/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If you’re on the tall side, the view from the cheap seats may be blocked by your knees on your next airline flight.In an effort to generate more revenue, some airlines are cutting even further into available le…

Fisker Investigating Another Fire in Karma Electric Car

Fisker Investigating Another Fire in Karma Electric Car

File photo. Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WOODSIDE, Calif.) — Fisker Automotive is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in one of its Karma luxury hybrid sports sedans last week, the second mysterious blaze in a Karma and the late…

United Airlines ‘Lost’ Girl Headed to Camp, Say Parents

United Airlines ‘Lost’ Girl Headed to Camp, Say Parents

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Summer is prime time for kids flying alone, whether it be to summer camp or for the annual visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. While the vast majority of kids flying alone — called unaccompanied minors by th…

Gas Prices Climb to $3.72 a Gallon

Gas Prices Climb to $3.72 a Gallon

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gas prices are continuing to climb across the United States. The average price of a gallon of gasoline is $3.72, up seven cents from a week ago, according to the Department of Energy.In the U.S., the price of gas…

Google Purchases Frommer’s Travel Guides

Google Purchases Frommer’s Travel Guides

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Google says it is acquiring the travel brand Frommer’s from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.“The Frommer’s team and the quality and scope of their content will b…

Does President Obama Want to Take Over Other Industries?

Does President Obama Want to Take Over Other Industries?

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — It’s no secret President Obama is proud of the taxpayer-funded government intervention that rescued U.S. automakers GM and Chrysler back in 2009. He regularly takes credit for the companies’ resurg…

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