Login | Help

Story ideas

5 Tips To Survive The Nightmare of Holiday Travel
0

5 Tips To Survive The Nightmare of Holiday Travel

By on Dec 11, 2014

  Passenger stress goes sky high during the busy holiday travel season. In the first of this two-part series, I’m offering tips and ideas for your audience to get through the busy days around Christmas and New Year’s. Here are five ways to survive nightmare. Make and share lists and documents. I make copies of […]

Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Dec. 11
0

Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Dec. 11

Fallout from Sony’s leak. Last month a crippling hacking attack took down Sony Entertainment’s operations, and unleashed a torrent of private information — unpublished scripts, contracts and executive salaries. The most crippling revelation, the New York Times writes, is a number of email exchanges between Sony co-chairwoman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin in which […]

Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money
0

Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money

Falling energy prices are good for everyone, right? Not when it comes to airports. While lower fuel prices may be a good thing for consumers, Colorado’s 74 airports are taking a hit. The Colorado Aeronautical Board has informed airport managers that it will cut $12 million from the 2015 aviation grants award program used to […]

An inside look at the economics of college football bowl games
0

An inside look at the economics of college football bowl games

College football is big business, and the opportunities to cash in on the sport’s biggest stage — bowl games — has never been greater for sports business bigwigs who run them. The 2014-15 bowl season debuts the College Football Playoff system, a four-team elimination bracket made up of the NCAA’s top-four teams. It replaces the […]

How does holiday shopping help airports?
0

How does holiday shopping help airports?

  As a regular traveler, I’m impressed with how airports have stepped up their game when it comes to shopping. And, they have to.  As airlines continue to consolidate and cut flights, airports are becoming more aggressive in finding ways to make up for that lost revenue. One way to do that is through retail […]

Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places
0

Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places

You know you are paying less for gasoline this fall. But fuel has gotten really cheap in some parts of the country. The Associated Press reports that several filling stations in Oklahoma City and Texas are selling unleaded gasoline for less than $2 a gallon. ‘‘When I first saw it, I thought it was a […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 8
0

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 8

Lots more Muji is coming. You might not be familiar with Muji, unless you’ve been in its stores in New York City or Japan. (There is one in the lobby of The New York Times building.) But the minimalist Japanese retailer is making moves to make sure there is lots more Muji. The global retailer […]

Entertaining Business: Chris Rock, economist
0

Entertaining Business: Chris Rock, economist

Chris Rock is a comedian long known for his envelope-pushing comedy. In fact, the funnyman is currently out promoting the new movie Top Five which he directed, wrote and stars in. Last month he ruffled some feathers with his Saturday Night Live monologue where he said he’d never go in the newly opened Freedom Tower, proving […]

Global police crack down on $1 billion in airline ticket fraud
0

Global police crack down on $1 billion in airline ticket fraud

It is a staggering number. Airlines around the world have lost $1 billion thanks to thieves who use fake or stolen credit cards to fraudulently purchase flights. Europol — the European Union’s law enforcement agency — just completed a major crackdown on the fraud, working with 60 airlines in 45 countries, along with representatives from […]