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LAX Can Expect Busiest Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) — Online travel agency Orbitz said data shows Los Angeles International Airport is going to be the busiest U.S. travel hub for Thanksgiving this year. The Thanksgiving holiday is defined as Nov. 23-27 this year. So far, ticket sales indicate passenger numbers at LAX will be higher than at Chicago’s […]

Cruise Line To Lower Drinking Age To 18

MIAMI, Nov. 11 (UPI) — The Royal Caribbean International cruise line says it plans to lower the drinking age on cruise ships sailing outside of North America from 21 to 18 next year. The company announced the new minimum age for passengers to be served alcohol on vessels sailing from ports in Europe, South America, […]

Logitech Gives Up On Google TV

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 11 (UPI) — Logitech, one of the first backers of Google TV, says it is walking away from the venture after losing millions of dollars on its Revue set-top box. With the first version of Google TV taking heat for its complicated interface, buggy and slow performance and lack of Web-based content, […]

MF Global Lays Off 1,066

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) — Bankrupt financial giant MF Global laid off 1,066 brokerage unit employees Friday, a board of directors statement said. The firm, which had 2,900 workers at the end of September, said the layoffs were effective immediately. It was keeping as many as 200 workers to wind down the unit, but […]

Electric Volt Car Catches Fire After Test

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) — A Chevrolet Volt that had its lithium-ion battery damaged in a U.S. government crash test caught fire after sitting in storage for three weeks, officials said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it had investigated a fire that occurred this spring after the Volt extended-range electric vehicle underwent […]

SEC Disciplines Employees In Madoff Case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has disciplined seven agency employees over their handling of the Madoff investment fraud, sources said. However, none of the seven employees of the SEC, which failed to stop Bernard Madoff’s long-running investment fraud despite repeated warnings, has been fired, The Washington Post reported Friday. An […]

Employers Show Openness To Veterans

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) — A nationwide survey found that U.S. veterans would find a receptive response to their job search when military service ends. In a poll of 2,800 managers hiring for public and private positions, Harris Interactive said one-in-five employers indicated they are specifically looking for U.S. veterans to fill jobs. In […]

Jobless Claims Down For Fifth Week

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) — First-time jobless benefit claims declined by 10,000 in the week ending Saturday with 390,000 claims filed, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. It was the fifth consecutive week initial claims have dropped. Initial claims have fallen by 27,000 in the past month. The four-week rolling average for claims filed as […]

Greece Names Papademos PM; Italy Is Iffy

ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 10 (UPI) — Negotiators, after days of haggling, named economist Lucas Papademos as Greece’s new prime minister to lead a unity government Thursday. The government pledged to quickly approve stringent terms of a European financial aid package and save the country from going into bankruptcy under crushing debt, The New York Times […]

Jefferson County Faces Costly Climb From Woes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 10 (UPI) — The unprecedented municipal bankruptcy filing by Jefferson County, Ala., will lead to higher borrowing costs, one of the county’s legal advisers said. University of California Los Angeles law Professor Kenneth Klee, who is part of Jefferson County’s legal team, said the county, which is seeking relief from more than […]

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