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The economy is booming, but ...

CNN News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:08
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Top Twitter executive departs, putting pressure on Jack Dorsey

CNN News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:00
The man who is arguably Twitter's most important executive is leaving.
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Millennials may look financially healthy, but...

CNN News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:58
You're doing well: you've got a partner, you've got a job, you're paying bills on time and your credit is good.
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Cornwall Businnes: Job: Marine Technology Events Coordinator

Business Now Mag - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:56
Job: Marine Technology Events Coordinator Cornwall Marine Network is recruiting for an experienced Events Coordinator from March 2018, initially funded until 30 May 2019 through the Marine-I project (part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund) and continuing subject to further funding secured. The project is supporting marine technology businesses by combining existing research and development
Categories: Business

This Is the First Thing You Should Do If You Miss Your Flight (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:55
<p>Anyone who has ever had a tight connection, or been stuck in horrendous traffic on the way to the airport, knows that sweaty-palmed, frantic fear of missing a flight.</p><p>Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you just don’t make it.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://This Is the First Thing You Should Do If Your Flight Is Canceled or Diverted (Video)" target="_blank">This Is the First Thing You Should Do If Your Flight Is Canceled or Diverted</a></p><p>To find out what exactly happens if you miss your flight, we reached out to experts in the industry, including a veteran flight attendant and airline representatives. After all, knowing this in advance can help a stressful situation seem just a tiny bit less like a travel nightmare. </p><h2>What should you do if you think you'll miss your flight?</h2><p>Travelers who are concerned they’re not going to make their flight should immediately alert the airline.</p><p>“If someone knows they will be missing the flight prior to departure,” flight attendant Kelly Kincaid told <i>Travel + Leisure, </i>“it’s good policy (and manners) for that passenger to notify the airline. Most flights nowadays have standby passengers awaiting that precious open seat.”</p><p>Giving the airline notice also improves your chances of being rebooked on the next available flight, space permitting.</p><p>And just because you’re late doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. Checking in online in advance, and traveling light (carry-on only) can improve your chances of catching a flight even when you’re under the wire. After all, gates for certain flights may stay open 10 to 15 minutes before departure. In other words, be prepared to sprint.</p><h2>What if you still can't catch your flight? </h2><p>Depending on the airline, travelers may be charged a rebooking fee to get on another flight. Some airlines may also charge the difference in airfare — meaning a missed flight can be a costly inconvenience.</p><p>JetBlue, for one, will try to waive the difference in airfare on confirmed travel (and charge only the applicable change fee) when they’re able to rebook travelers on a later departure.</p><p>Southwest, on the other hand, never charges change fees — but travelers may have to shoulder the fare difference.</p><p>If you arrive at the airport after your flight has closed or departed, take a minute to assess the flight schedule board. Look for later trips with the same airline, which can help you avoid additional fees (or forfeiting your entire remaining itinerary).</p><p>Present these options to a gate or check-in agent, which will help expedite the process. </p><h2>Can you get a refund if you miss your flight?</h2><p>No. But you can, on rare and serendipitous occasions, avoid penalties for your tardiness.</p><p>“There’s something called a ‘flat tire rule,’” Kincaid explained to T+L, noting that not all airlines have this.</p><p>“Basically, the rule can be used to only charge the same day confirmed [or] standby fee, instead of a change fee and change of fare fee, if the passenger states they were late due to a flat tire, accident, or something similar.”</p><p>In just the same way that airlines avoiding compensating passengers for weather-related cancellations, travelers also have some recourse when they are late for reasons beyond their control. Such as, well, a flat tire. </p><p>While this policy is rarely publicized on airline websites, <i><a href="https://thepointsguy.com/guide/missing-a-flight/">The Points Guy</a></i><a href="https://thepointsguy.com/guide/missing-a-flight/"> noted</a> that most domestic carriers, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, will accommodate travelers who arrive within two hours of their original time departure, without paying a fee or swallowing fare increases.</p><h2>What happens to your luggage if you miss your flight?</h2><p>In the event that you missed a connection, or got held up in security and your <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/tips-for-getting-luggage-first" target="_blank">checked luggage</a> has gone ahead without you, immediately find an airline representative.</p><p>The airline may be able to track your bags and hold them for you until your arrival.</p><h2>What happens if you miss your flight on purpose?</h2><p>While it may come as a surprise to incredibly conscientious travelers who typically arrive at the airport three hours prior to their scheduled departure time, some travelers do in fact miss flights on purpose.</p><p>Though not common, this can be done as a way to score <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/flight-deals" target="_blank">cheap flights</a>. Deal hunters, for example, may find that it’s cheaper to book a flight with a connection where they want to go, rather than a flight directly to the desired destination.</p><p>The traveler will then hop off at the layover city and skip the remaining leg of the itinerary.</p><p>When travelers miss flights and do not notify the airline, the rest of the itinerary is almost always canceled. That means that if you are trying to get a flight deal by gaming the system, you might find yourself stranded, or without a return trip home.</p><p>Frequent fliers will not receive miles for trips booked and skipped, and certain offenders may even find themselves banned from that airline.</p>
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The Pacific trade deal Trump quit is back on

CNN News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:45
The world is pressing ahead with big multilateral free trade deals despite opposition from President Trump.
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Turnover and profits up at Bruntwood

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:40
Manchester-based property group Bruntwood has announced increased profits and turnover for the year to the end of September 2017.
Categories: Property

Cornwall Businnes: Five speakers for Business Cornwall LIVE!

Business Now Mag - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:38
Later this week (Thursday 25) delegates at Business Cornwall LIVE!, which takes place at Pool Innovation Centre, will hear from five different speakers all sharing very different ways in which your business may be able to get ahead in 2018. Here is the list of speakers and what they will be covering: Skills Hub –
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Is 2018 the year to buy a house?

CNN News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:31
Home buyers aren't going to catch much of a break this year.
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Shocked Tourists Charged $1300 for Venice Meal

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:30
A group of Japanese tourists were so shocked at the size of the bill they received at a Venice restaurant, they decided to get the police involved.
Categories: Restaurants

Ford issues service recall to fix blown Focus RS head gaskets

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:20

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BBC Business News Feed: Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark to cut at least 5,000 jobs

Business Now Mag - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:16
US company Kimberly-Clark also plans to close or sell 10 manufacturing plants
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Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark to cut at least 5,000 jobs

BBC Business News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:16
US company Kimberly-Clark also plans to close or sell 10 manufacturing plants
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Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark to cut at least 5,000 jobs

BBC Business News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:16
US company Kimberly-Clark also plans to close or sell 10 manufacturing plants
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BBC Business News Feed: Tesla: Elon Musk links long-term pay to company's growth

Business Now Mag - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:15
The founder of the electric carmaker will only be paid if Tesla's market value hits certain targets.
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Tesla: Elon Musk links long-term pay to company's growth

BBC Business News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:15
The founder of the electric carmaker will only be paid if Tesla's market value hits certain targets.
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Tesla: Elon Musk links long-term pay to company's growth

BBC Business News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:15
The founder of the electric carmaker will only be paid if Tesla's market value hits certain targets.
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Sugar tax: Drinks becoming pricier and in smaller bottles

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:14
Those who like a fizzy drink will soon be paying more to enjoy them, when the sugar tax comes into force in April this year.
Categories: Health

Apple's HomePod speaker gets February launch date

CNN News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:11
Nearly nine months after it was announced, Apple's HomePod finally has a launch date.
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