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Paying to put out Greece's flames

Aug 27, 2007
Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency due to the country's forest fires, and they're offering a hefty reward to anyone who can help nab the arsonists. Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

A pilot program on XM's schedule?

Aug 23, 2007
The FAA is planning to award a contract to overhaul the nation's air traffic control system. The list of bidders includes a company known more for music and talk shows than cockpit communications. Lisa Napoli reports.
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Driving toward larger market share

Aug 23, 2007
Earlier this month the Alamo and National rental car brands were sold to the number one company in the industry -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Enterprise is changing. Kai Ryssdal talked with its man in the driver's seat, Andrew Taylor.
Posted In: Auto, Travel

Will airlines pay for price fixing?

Aug 23, 2007
A federal judge today decides whether to approve $300 million fines against British Airways and Korean Air for colluding to fix fuel surcharge prices. But that cash won't compensate consumers who were overcharged. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime, Travel

An out-of-this-world-business plan

Aug 21, 2007
Wealthy entrepreneurs are spending millions of dollars to develop spaceships and a space hotel for what they see as the next big thing: commercial space travel. Author Michael Belfiore has a new book about it. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Travel

Southwest taking short hauls to No. 1

Aug 17, 2007
Southwest Airlines is on track to become the biggest airline in the world by the end of this year, as measured by the number of passengers carried. What's its key to success? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Big Ben silenced for repairs

Aug 17, 2007
The bells at London's famed clock tower have been quieted so some of its 148-year-old parts can be replaced. That they lasted that long is a marvel of Victorian engineering, explains Keeper of the Great Clock Mike McCann.
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Planning a trip to Rome?

Aug 15, 2007
A quick visit to the Sistine Chapel before lunch, perhaps? Good luck. Ever-increasing numbers of tourists are creating frustratingly long lines at Rome's most famous attractions, and headaches for the city's small tour guides. Megan Williams has the story.
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Tourism drying up in Britain

Aug 14, 2007
A rather nasty exchange rate is the most obvious culprit keeping American and Canadian tourists away from the U.K., but other European countries with strong currencies continue to lure travelers, points out Stephen Beard. So what's the problem?
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Heathrow expansion met by protest

Aug 14, 2007
As British officials struggle to attract visitors and improve efficiency at London's Heathrow Airport, environmentalists have set up camp to protest its expansion plans. They say more flights will mean more climate change. Stephen Beard reports.
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