What's in the way of U.S. rail transit?

Aug 5, 2009
L.A. Times business columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about what is standing in the way of making rail transit a success in the United States.
Posted In: Travel

Travelers irked by Web travel sites fees

Aug 4, 2009
A new study shows that consumers are dissatisfied with online travel Web sites due to hidden fees often tacked on to purchases. Some travelers are even turning to old-fashioned travel agents. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Travel

Space tourism funded despite criticism

Jul 29, 2009
Abu Dhabi is buying 32 percent of Virgin Galactic, earning it the exclusive right to host Galactic flights into space from the Gulf region. But is space tourism really going to happen? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Travel

Roughing it is not what it used to be

Jul 28, 2009
If you're pinched for a stay in a luxury hotel suite this vacation, why not try a luxury stay outdoors? Between multi-room tents and propane ovens, first-time campers are getting the good life at a discount. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Health, Travel

Hotel foreclosures doubled in last year

Jul 21, 2009
Thousands of commercial properties nationwide are facing bankruptcy or foreclosure, and hotels are the hardest hit. A jittery lending market isn't making things any easier. Danielle Karson reports.
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Stimulus revs up electric car batteries

Jul 14, 2009
Several U.S. companies are awaiting word from the Department of Energy on who will receive $2 billion in stimulus aimed at the electric car battery business. Sarah Gardner explores what's at stake for these companies.
Posted In: Auto, Travel

Young adults turn to peer-to-peer travel

Jul 3, 2009
Some new online travel services are offering a twist on couch surfing for people looking to save on accommodations. Timothy Beck Werth reports.
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Going abroad for internships

Jul 3, 2009
The financial crisis is making it harder for students and recent grads to get internships they need to build their resumes. So, many young Americans are looking overseas for opportunity. Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa.
Posted In: Education, Travel

Vacation savings: Are we there yet?

Jul 3, 2009
Travel-book publisher Pauline Frommer talks with host Stacey Vanek-Smith about where good vacation deals can be found this summer. And Stacey looks into what it costs to camp.
Posted In: Travel

Cities sue online travel firms for taxes

Jul 2, 2009
Some cities are suing online travel companies, claiming web-based firms are shortchanging them out of millions in hotel taxes. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Travel