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Google Maps Adds Floor Plans for Airports, Stores

Google is solving a problem that many of us have, but that of few us suspected would be dealt with by a smartphone: It's taking its popular mapping platform indoors with interior floor plans of select buildings, among them major airports and large retailers.

Yes, Emerging Markets Still Hold Promise

The moods that dictate underlying prices can quickly swing from one extreme to the other and that creates opportunities for investors. For instance, the rush back to domestic markets is leaving opportunity on the table overseas again.

Delta Lowers Profit Guidance on Winter Storms

The storms last month not only inconvenienced travelers; they also cut into Delta Air Lines's profit, the company warned Wednesday. Delta has lowered its profit guidance by $45 million as a result.

U.S. Air Travel Woes Reflect Bigger Infrastructure Issues

A scant few U.S. carriers took home honors from this year's "Best of Business Travel" awards from Business Traveler magazine. The apparent malaise affecting U.S. airlines may go beyond the current economic downturn to something more fundamental.

United and Continental Shareholders to Vote on Merger

Shareholders of United%u2019s parent company UAL Corp (UAUA). and Continental Airlines (CAL) will vote today on a merger deal that would create the world%u2019s biggest airline. Results of the votes are expected later today, The Associated Press reported.

Unique Financing Keeps Airport Rail Link on Track

Work is moving forward on a new light rail link from downtown Denver to its airport, backed by an unusual combination of federal loans and private investment. The project will create thousands of jobs, and add a much-needed public transit option for reaching the nation's fifth-busiest airport.

Flying High: U.S. Aviation Security Costs Keep Rising

In the recession, everyone is trying to cut costs, but that's not easy when you're in the business of national security. When a diplomat smokes in the lavatory or a lovesick student jumps a checkpoint to kiss his girlfriend goodbye, that all racks up extra security expenses. Who pays?

Health Concerns About Full Body Scanners Mount

A report by the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety, which includes the European Commission, International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Energy Agency and the World Health Organization, said that the government must inform air passengers about any health risks that the screenings pose, including the possible exposure to higher radiation levels.

Airport food worse than you think

There are about a million (mostly bad) jokes about airline food, but if you're traveling over the next several days you might want to pack a lunch or...