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Travelers Tired of the Unfriendly Skies Should Skip These Airlines

Air travelers will encounter all the usual struggles this holiday season: confusing ticket prices and hidden fees; crying babies and misbehaving children; lost bags and delayed flights. But there's one thing they can avoid, if they pick the right airlines: rude employees.

Northeast Air Travel Still Stalled, Thousands of Flights Cancelled

Hurricane Sandy grounded more than 18,000 flights, and it will be days before travel gets back to normal. Authorities closed the three big New York airports, and the ripple effects from the shutdown of the nation's busiest airspace are dramatically affecting travelers in cities far and wide.

Asian Markets Rise as Japanese Machinery Orders Ramp Up

Asian markets rose Wednesday on news that Japan's economy may finally be bouncing back. Figures released yesterday show that machinery orders in Japan jumped 4.2% in January over December, sending the Nikkei up 0.6%. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index edged up 0.4% and China's Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1%.

Will Higher Airfares Ground More Flyers?

Cathay's Tony Tyler explains that when airlines last raised fares in 2008, most travelers kept right on flying. But as Mideast upheavals send oil prices skyward and airlines hike fares again to compensate, the impact on the industry's bottom line could be quite different.

Hang Seng Rallies After Goldman's Bullish Prediction

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index climbed 2% to 24,145 Wednesday -- a two-year high -- after Goldman Sachs predicted the index could reach 29,000 in the next year. That, combined with expectations of a new $500 billion round of U.S. economic stimulus, was good news for Asian markets.

Mixed markets in Asia today

The biggest gains in the Asian markets were scored in Japan where the Nikkei moved up 2 percent today to close at 10,513, posting its largest one-day...