Author Archives: Cindy Cesca

Boehner makes tax rates concession as House of Representatives nears fiscal cliff deadline

In what could be a landmark decision, the U.S. House of Representatives made a major tax concession this week in proposing to increase tax rates on millionaires. House Speaker John Boehner made the proposal, which would increase taxes on Americans … Continue reading

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Euro falls in the wake of Italian Prime Minister Monti’s resignation announcement

As fiscal cliff talks continue in the U.S., the announcement this week that Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti will resign in the next few days forced the euro into a two-week low and further plunged the world’s economy into uncertainty. … Continue reading

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Business travel news: Economic factors and lower business confidence to blame for slow growth says U. S. Travel Association

While Americans traveled more in 2012 than they did the year before, in business travel news, the U.S. Travel Association reports that slow growth is to be expected in U.S. travel due to unstable economic factors and lower business confidence. … Continue reading

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Black Friday sales trends 2012 vs Black Friday 2011: Thanksgiving hours add boost

If this year’s Black Friday sales are any indication of a recovering economy, then the U.S. is on its way up. Statistics this year are skewed, however, due to extended shopping hours with record sales starting on Thanksgiving Day. The … Continue reading

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Lessons learned: New York City Marathon 2012 and what went wrong during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Marathons are big business. The sudden cancelation of this week’s New York City Marathon 2012 is certainly a testament to how much is at stake. Some say botched planning is to blame for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s last-minute … Continue reading

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