• Summer Vacation Jun 30, 2020

    Summer Travel: Tips for Getting Away Safely — And Getting a Refund if Plans Change

    Coronavirus is changing the way we vacation this year. Nisreene Atassi, the global head of communications for Expedia, and Jeanette Casselano, the director of external communications for AAA, offer tips for how to get away from home safely — and how to get a refund if you have to cancel your trip.

  • georgia Jul 10, 2019

    These Are America's Top States for Business in 2019

    The war between the states for business and jobs has never been more intense, with states paying staggering amounts of taxpayer dollars to woo companies. The prizes are big — including Amazon’s promised $5 billion HQ2 project, and Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn’s $10 billion U.S. manufacturing complex. By the numbers, some states are better positioned than others to compete for...

  • Feb 21, 2019

    2019 Miami Film Festival Preview

    Miami Dade College is kicking off their 36th annual event this weekend with another amazing lineup of films and events.

  • NBC Nov 27, 2018

    Plane Ticket Typo Costs Man More than $1,000

    A man said he made a small typo on a plane ticket and thought it would be an easy fix – until he called the third-party website he used to make the booking.

  • CEO Oct 2, 2018

    As Airbnb Grows, Hotels Give Home-Sharing a Try

    Travelers sometimes want a cookie-cutter room in a downtown hotel, and they sometimes want a cozy Tuscan farmhouse to share with friends. Hotels have always been good at providing the first one. Now, they’re trying to figure out how to provide the second — and blunt the growth of competitors like Airbnb. But they’re having mixed success. Marriott said Tuesday...

  • driver Apr 12, 2018

    Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers, Add 911 Button in App

    Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. The move announced Thursday is one of several actions taken by the ride-hailing company under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who said that the changes aren’t just being done...

  • CEO Apr 12, 2018

    Fly Now, Pay Later: Are Travel Loans a Good Deal?

    hand? A search for airline tickets can bring your dream down to earth, if the steep fares charged by many airlines outstrip your savings. What if you could book your trip today and pay for it later — without maxing out your credit cards? Major airlines including American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines integrate buy-now-pay-later concepts into their...

  • North Carolina Jan 18, 2018

    Big Question for US Cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 Worth the Price?

    Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon with generous tax breaks and other incentives that can erode a city’s tax base. Most economists say the answer is a qualified yes — that an Amazon headquarters is a rare case in which...

  • Myriam Masihy Jan 5, 2018

    Consumers Turning to Point of Sale Loans

    Some consumers who want to make a purchase without adding debt to their credit card are turning to short term loans called point of sale loans. But experts say you should be aware of what those loans could cost you.

  • California Oct 19, 2017

    Google Parent Leads $1B Lyft Investment, Deepening Uber Rift

    Google’s parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber. Alphabet Inc., which gets most of its money from Google’s digital ad network, is leading a $1 billion investment in Lyft that values the privately held company at $11 billion. The investment announced Thursday is being made through Alphabet’s CapitalG venture...

  • Mar 15, 2017

    Lawyer Whose Pants Caught Fire During Trial Back in Court

    Stephen Gutierrez, the Miami lawyer whose pants caught fire during a trial, was back in court.

  • CEO Sep 25, 2017

    New Uber CEO Apologizes for Past Mistakes: ‘We Will Listen'

    In past skirmishes with local regulators, Uber’s playbook under co-founder and now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick was simple: fight.
    Now, as brand-new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi deals with a stunning rebuke from London, the playbook gets another page: fight, but offer some diplomatic humility.

  • The Associated Press Sep 13, 2017

    What to Do When a Hurricane Blows Away Your Vacation Plans

    What do you do when a hurricane blows away your vacation plans? The Associated Press asked Pauline Frommer of Frommers.com and the Frommer travel guidebook series for advice. Frommer says it all depends on “how you booked that vacation.” If you booked an air-hotel package through Expedia, contact Expedia. If you booked it “a la carte” — booking hotel, cruise...

  • driver Sep 8, 2017

    Feds Probe Uber's Tracking of Lyft Drivers: AP Sources

    The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two people familiar with the probe....
    The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York’s Southern District want to know if use of the software, which created fake...

  • CEO Aug 30, 2017

    New Uber CEO Says Company Must Change to Get to Next Level

    Uber’s new CEO told company employees Wednesday that the ride-hailing company must change, and what got it to this point won’t get it to the next level. Dara Khosrowshahi, who was CEO of Expedia, spoke at Uber’s San Francisco headquarters three days after the company’s board offered him the job. His official start date was not disclosed, although he tweeted...

  • CEO Aug 28, 2017

    Uber Selects Expedia CEO to be Its New Chief: Sources

    Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been named Uber’s top executive, taking the difficult job of mending the dysfunctional ride-hailing giant and turning it from money-losing behemoth to a profitable company.

  • Florida Jun 7, 2017

    Miami Beach, North Miami Top Destinations For Vacation Homes

    Going on vacation doesn’t always mean staying in a four-star hotel or a fancy bed and breakfast. For some people, vacation homes are far more appealing — and South Florida seems to have an abundance of them, according to a new report from Expedia.  The report highlights Miami Beach, North Miami and a number of other Florida cities as...

  • Florida Jun 1, 2017

    Shawn Thornton Joins Panthers Front Office

    Shawn Thronton officially began his career as a executive on Thursday with the Panthers

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