Atlanta’s Airport Is Busiest In 2012

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WASHINGTON (UPI) — The busiest U.S. airport in 2012 was Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Airports Council International reported.

The trade group said 95.4 million passengers flew in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport last year.

The second busiest U.S. airport last year was Chicago’s O’Hare International with 66.3 million passengers followed by Los Angeles International with 63.7 million passengers.

The busiest travel hubs in the United States included Dallas/Fort Worth International, Denver International, John F. Kennedy International in New York City, San Francisco International, Charlotte Douglas International in North Carolina, McCarran International in Las Vegas and Sky Harbor International in Phoenix, Airport Council International said.

Retail feels a chillWednesday, March 27, 2013 10:41 AMWASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) —  U.S. retail receipts dropped 1.7 percent in the week ending Saturday, a trade group in Washington said.

The International Council of Shopping Centers-Goldman Sachs weekly sales report said sales fell week to week, but rose 1 percent over the same week of 2012.

The trade group said Tuesday that an abnormally cold bout of weather curbed consumer demand for spring goods, especially apparel.

While receipts climbed from the same week a year earlier, the year-over-year increase was the slowest it has been in more than three years.

Weather Trends International said the average temperature nationwide was 15.2 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the same week in 2012 and 4.5 degrees cooler than the long range average for the week.

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