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Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 19, 2014

There was some evidence of sellers fatigue in early trade on Friday. Buyers were able to get some purchase helped by the fact that ASX 200 has lost 2 per cent so far this week, bringing the losses for the month to 3.5 per cent.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Tom Piotrowski, CommSec Market Analyst

MasterCard and VISA credit cards

Canada Consumer Alert: Costco No Longer Accepting American Express Cards Starting Jan 1

American Express cards will no longer be accepted at Costco Canada stores starting 2015.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

US Dollars

Australian Dollar Outlook - 19 September 2014

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has had a small bounce after some initial USD strength but still remains below the 90 cent level

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Christine Gaylican

Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Pearson International Airport in Toronto May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron Harris

Economy Travel Not So Anymore with Air Canada, Starts Charging C$25 Checked Bag Fee

Air Canada's new first checked bag policy rule will come into effect on Sept 18 to bookings and later, for travel on or after Nov 2.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Opposing yes and no signs are seen in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 15, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdo

Global Markets Overview – September 19, 2014

The biggest market volatility events of 2014 are almost over. The FOMC was yesterday, Scotland voting for independence is today and Alibaba, with its mass market interest, is tonight.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Evan Lucas, IG Markets Sttrategist

Unemployment

Australian Stock Market Report – Morning September 19, 2014

In US economic data, jobless claims fell by 36,000 to 280,000 last week - the lowest level since July. US housing starts fell 14.4% in August after an outsized 22.9% gain in July. US building permits fell by 5.6% in August after rising by 8.6% in July.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Craig James, CommSec Chhief Economist

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 plane parts

Unidentified Benefactor Offers $30M Reward For Identity Of MH 17 Bombers; MAS Criticises Kiwi Author For Suggesting MH 370 Pilot Plotted Death Of Passengers & Crew

Wifka, a private fraud investigation firm in Germany, was hired to investigate the July 17 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17, which killed 298 passengers and crew on board the ill-fated plane.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

US

Opposing yes and no signs are seen in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 15, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdo

Scotland Voted Against Independence, Early Results Indicate

Early election results revealed that Scotland might not be ready for independence yet.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Sounak Mukhopadhyay

MasterCard and VISA credit cards

Canada Consumer Alert: Costco No Longer Accepting American Express Cards Starting Jan 1

American Express cards will no longer be accepted at Costco Canada stores starting 2015.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Dollar notes

Australian Dollar Outlook - 18 September 2014

The AUD had been losing ground during the night, then after the FOMC statement it fell from 0.9020 to 0.8950 levels

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Christine Gaylican

The White House, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial are seen across Lafayette Park from atop the roof of the historic Hay Adams hotel in Washington, May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. Congress Approves Arming, Training Syrian Rebels Against ISIS

A divided U.S. Congress has voted to arm and train members of the Free Syrian Army against the militant ISIS.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A slipper and rosary hang on an improvised marker for victims of super typhoon Haiyan at a mass grave site in front of a Catholic church in San Joaquin town of Palo, Leyte province, central Philippines December 23, 2013. Super typhoon Haiyan reduced almos

22 Million People Displaced By Natural Disasters In 2013, More To Come – UN Study

More and more people will get displaced in the coming years due to a worsening climate change.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

The second tower of the World Trade Center explodes into flames after being hit by a airplane, New York September 11, 2001 with the Brooklyn bridge in the foreground.

America Warns ISIS Lone Wolves Targeting Times Square, Las Vegas, Other High-Profile Tourist Locations

ISIS forums are reportedly encouraging lone wolf attacks on Times Square and Las Vegas.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Ukrainian President Poroshenko speaks during his meeting with people in the southern coastal town of Mariupol

Ukrainian President Visits Canada, Harper Confirms $200M Loan Assistance, Addl Humanitarian Aid

Recently elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had visited Canada for the first time on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

World

U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry Testifies Before A House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing On 'The ISIS Threat: Weighing The Obama Administration's Response'

'ISIL Has To Be Defeated, Plain And Simple, End Of Story,' Sen. John Kerry

ISIL is a terrorist organisation controlling large parts of Iraq and Syria.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Sachin Trivedi

Racist Note Stereotyping Asian Drivers Left on Parked Car in NSW Sparks Online Outrage

"I'm Asian and I can't drive," the note reads.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Anne Lu

Cressida Bonas, former girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, attends the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park in east London, September 14, 2014. The Invictus Games is a competition for injured members of the armed forces. REUT

Prince Harry Reunites With Cressida Bonas On ‘Sex Tape’ Date Amid Dating Camilla Thurlow Reports

Prince Harry is reportedly back with ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas while he was thought to be dating Camilla Thurlow. Head inside for more details

Friday, September 19, 2014 by jaskiran kaur

Wind turbines on the Tararua mountain range on the outskirts of the town of Palmerston North, New Zealand.

New Zealand Companies Slow In CSR Initiatives: Study

When companies become active in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), new markets at the "bottom of the pyramid" will open up.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Kalyan Kumar

Part of the building of Unit 61398, a secretive Chinese military unit, is seen in the outskirts of Shanghai Feb. 19.

Chinese Property Developer Flees To New Zealand After China Arrests Vice-Mayor For Corrupt Deals

China crackdown on corruption is going places.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Kalyan Kumar

Opposing yes and no signs are seen in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 15, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdo

Scotland Voted Against Independence, Early Results Indicate

Early election results revealed that Scotland might not be ready for independence yet.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Opposing yes and no signs are seen in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 15, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdo

‘No’ Leads As Scottish Independence Vote Boost Sales Of Braveheart; Anticipated ‘No’ Votes Win Strengthens British Pound

Latest report said that with 17 of 32 results counted in the Thursday vote on Scottish independence, the "No" votes lead by 56.25 per cent or 670,398 votes, while the "Yes" votes was 43.75 per cent or 521,441 votes.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Economy

MasterCard and VISA credit cards

Canada Consumer Alert: Costco No Longer Accepting American Express Cards Starting Jan 1

American Express cards will no longer be accepted at Costco Canada stores starting 2015.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

US Dollars

Australian Dollar Outlook - 19 September 2014

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has had a small bounce after some initial USD strength but still remains below the 90 cent level

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Christine Gaylican

Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Pearson International Airport in Toronto May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron Harris

Economy Travel Not So Anymore with Air Canada, Starts Charging C$25 Checked Bag Fee

Air Canada's new first checked bag policy rule will come into effect on Sept 18 to bookings and later, for travel on or after Nov 2.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Dollar notes

Australian Dollar Outlook - 18 September 2014

The AUD had been losing ground during the night, then after the FOMC statement it fell from 0.9020 to 0.8950 levels

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Christine Gaylican

The White House, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial are seen across Lafayette Park from atop the roof of the historic Hay Adams hotel in Washington, May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. Congress Approves Arming, Training Syrian Rebels Against ISIS

A divided U.S. Congress has voted to arm and train members of the Free Syrian Army against the militant ISIS.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A man washes his hands as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus on a street in Monrovia, September 13, 2014. REUTERS/James Giahyue (LIBERIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)

UK Starts Ebola Vaccine Trials on Humans

A former NHS nurse has become the first volunteer from the U.K. to undertake the Ebola vaccine trial on humans.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A slipper and rosary hang on an improvised marker for victims of super typhoon Haiyan at a mass grave site in front of a Catholic church in San Joaquin town of Palo, Leyte province, central Philippines December 23, 2013. Super typhoon Haiyan reduced almos

22 Million People Displaced By Natural Disasters In 2013, More To Come – UN Study

More and more people will get displaced in the coming years due to a worsening climate change.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Companies

The iPhone 6 And The iPhone 6 Plus Are Shown During An Apple Event At The Flint Center In Cupertino

iPhone 6 Release Down Under – Meet The First People To Have The Newest iPhones

Apple iPhone 6 Sept 19 release across Australia have seen the longest line ever

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Athena Yenko

MasterCard and VISA credit cards

Canada Consumer Alert: Costco No Longer Accepting American Express Cards Starting Jan 1

American Express cards will no longer be accepted at Costco Canada stores starting 2015.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Alibaba

Masayoshi Son Is Japan’s Richest Man As Softbank Shares Surge Ahead Of Alibaba IPO; More Millionaires Among Alibaba Employees On The Way

In 2000, Softbank of Japan invested $20 million in Alibaba.com, which was not known yet in the global tech circle. Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of Softbank, is reaping the fruit of his investment decision as shareprices of Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) surge ahead of its initial public offering on Friday, Sept 19.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

A man rests in a mud pit near the main stage at the Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn-upon-Odra, close to the Polish-German border

Ex-Male Strippers For Rent At $125/Hour To Act As ManServants

A new startup in the US is offering handsome male servants who would pamper their employers in the tradition of butlers for $125 per hour. The firm, aptly named ManServants, was established by two young female entrepreneurs. Some of their man servants are former strippers.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Alibaba

Alibaba Hikes IPO Price Range To $66-$68 From $60-$66

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE: BABA) increased the price range of its initial public offering scheduled to launch on Friday, Sept 19. The new price range of $66 to $68 from the previous $60 to $66 is an indicator of the strong demand for shares of the e-commerce portal founded by former teacher Jack Ma.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

A waitress serves pizza at a restaurant in Moscow

Pizza Hut Australia Sorry for Victoria Branch’s ‘Free Small Animal’ Campaign

Pizza Hut Mount Waverley branch offered a free small animal if customers bought 10 large pizzas.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Anne Lu

A plane prepares to land

Air France Pilots’ Strike: Only 40% of Scheduled Wednesday Flights Will Operate

Air France enters its second day strike by the pilots this Wednesday. Only 40% of scheduled flights will be operated.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Tech

Pinchai Speaks During His Keynote Address at the Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco

New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 L Killer Features, Encryption and More

Google confirms a new automatic encryption data mechanism on the upcoming Android 5.0 L platform matching Apple's iOS 8. Two of Samsung's latest flagship will also be receiving the Android 5.0 L later this year.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 by Precious Silva

Sundar Pichai speaks about wearables during at the Google I/O developers conference on June 25, 2014

Google Release Roundup: New Nexus 6, Nexus 8, Android 5.0 L Launch and Killer Features

Google has been gearing up to release a series of Nexus devices including its primary mobile OS update, Android 5.0 L. According to recent information, the upcoming Nexus 6 will be featuring a new and improved battery for extended life whereas the Nexus 8/Nexus 9 will feature a NVIDIA Tegra processor and the Android L sporting a new encryption data.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Precious Silva

A Sony SmartWatch 3 and a Sony Xperia Z3

Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update Guide

Sony has released the much-awaited Android 4.4.4 KitKat for a range of its devices including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperial Tablet Z and the Xperia ZR. The rollout has been confirmed through the twitter post of Sony Mobile global PR team. According to the tweet: "#android 4.4.4 rolls for #Xperia Z, ZL, ZR & Tablet Z - brings fixes, battery, wifi & email improvements and more #SonyXperia.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Precious Silva

A man reacts while trying out his new Samsung Galaxy S5

New Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update Released, Verizon Guide and Installation

Samsung and Verizon teamed up once more to release another version of Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.4 KitKat update build. People can start checking their phones for the new notification to see if the firmware is already accessible.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Precious Silva

A Zoomed Illustration Image Of A Man Looking At A Computer Monitor Showing The Logo of Amazon

Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HD 6, Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablets; Official Release Date Is Oct 2

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Kindle Fire HD 7 has been announced. Pre-orders have started. Official release date is set to Oct. 2.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Anvinraj Valiyathara Sivanandan

Students Walk Out Of Samsung Electronics' Headquarters In Seoul

Samsung SM-A500 (aka Wallet-Friendly Galaxy Alpha) Clears TENAA Revealing Images And Specs

Samsung SM-A500’s existence has been confirmed with specs and images.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Pavithra Rathinavel

A Zoomed Illustration Image Of A Man Looking At A Computer Monitor Showing The Logo of Amazon

Amazon Announces 7 New Kindles: Upgraded Amazon 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX Available Now On Pre-order

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX with 8.9-inch featuring Snpadragon 805 chipset announced with six other new Amazon tablets.

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Anvinraj Valiyathara Sivanandan

Forex

EURUSD Daily Forecast: January 09

EURUSD Forecast     The EURUSD had a bearish momentum yesterday bottomed at 1.3553. The bias is bearish in nearest term. As you can see on my daily chart below, price is testing the lower line of the bullish channel. A clear break and daily close below the bullish channel and 1.3550 – 1.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

GBPUSD Daily Forecast: January 09

GBPUSD Forecast The GBPUSD had bullish momentum yesterday topped at 1.6471. The bias is bullish in nearest term testing 1.6530. Immediate support is seen around 1.6435. A clear break below that area could lead price to neutral zone in nearest term testing 1.6400 or lower but as long as stays above 1.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

USDJPY Daily Forecast: January 09

USDJPY Forecast The USDJPY was indecisive yesterday but overall still able to maintain its bullish intraday bias so far. The bias remains bullish in nearest term especially if price able to make a clear break above 105.00 testing 105.50 – 106.00 target area. Immediate support is seen around 104.70.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

USDCHF Daily Forecast: January 09

USDCHF Forecast The USDCHF continued its bullish momentum yesterday topped at 0.9127. The bullish momentum was not as strong as I had expected, but the bias remain bullish in nearest term testing 0.9190. Immediate support is seen around 0.9100.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

Asian Session Notes: 1/09/14

AUDUSD Resistance: 0.8916 moderate / 0.8935 moderate / 0.8951 minor Support: 0.8881 moderate / 0.8842 moderate / 0.8822 moderate Wednesday saw the Aussy easing off to close just above its lows with prices now in the middle of its consolidation from December.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by mdelapaz

EURUSD Daily Forecast: January 08

EURUSD Forecast     The EURUSD was indecisive yesterday. The bias remains neutral in nearest term. Important intraday range to be closely watched is seen between 1.3675 – 1.3595. A clear break above 1.3675 could trigger further bullish pressure testing 1.3850 key resistance. On the other hand, a clear break below 1.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 by swibowo

GBPUSD Daily Forecast: January 08

GBPUSD Forecast The GBPUSD had another indecisive movement yesterday. There are no changes in my technical outlook. The bias remains neutral in nearest term. Important intraday range to be closely watched is seen between 1.6435 – 1.6335.  A clear break above 1.6435 could trigger further bullish pressure testing 1.6475 or higher.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 by swibowo

Education

Student loan default rate rising

The Department of Education (DoE) said that default on student loans climbed to 7.0 percent in fiscal 2008, up from 6.7 percent in the prior fiscal year - yet another manifestation of the sluggish economy and bleak jobs market.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 by Palash R. Ghosh

China sends more students to US B schools than India this year

Big brother China has beaten India for the first time in the number of students to US management schools.

Friday, September 17, 2010

US universities attract fewer students

The share of foreign students coming to the United States has been going down every year since 2000, shows a study released by an international body comprising the developed nations of the world.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Recession makes more people take up higher studies

If there is one single benefit to the US due to the recession, it is that more people are studying in colleges than ever.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bonus Points: Setting Targets for CFO Compensation in Times of Crisis

The recession has caused all sorts of difficulties for CFOs: falling earnings, tumbling stock prices and, occasionally, knotty negotiations with lenders.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: Managing Information Asymmetry in IS Consulting

A cynic might say that information systems consultants shortchange their clients. They can, for example, promise more than they deliver.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Boston: beyond the familiar MBA recruitment faces

Despite experiencing a good number of mergers and acquisitions over the past five years, notably Procter and Gamble's acquisition of Boston mainstay Gillette, Boston is still home to some of the most recognized MBA recruitment brands.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 by Dan Beaudry And Susan Peppercorn

Auto

Fisker to Debut Karma Hybrid at 2010 Paris Motor Show

Irvine, California-based Fisker Automotive will debut the first factory-built Karma at the upcoming 2010 Paris Motor Show this October.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

BMW recalls 350,000 cars, including Rolls-Royces

BMW is voluntarily recalling 350,000 cars worldwide due to a possible brake problems that the world's biggest premium carmaker said have not caused any accidents.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

GM posts gain amid still-slow auto market

General Motors Co posted an annual sales gain of 10.5 percent in September amid evidence that the U.S. auto market remained stuck in a slow-moving recovery at the start of the fourth quarter.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Electric cars arrive while posing test for grids

Top automakers finally have electric cars ready to purr into dealer showrooms. Now the question is whether the charging infrastructure and electricity supply are up to the task.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Luxury carmakers return to records of old

Europe's luxury carmakers fear no double-dip thanks to a fresh supply of wealthy customers in emerging markets who have just earned enough money to buy their first Mercedes-Benz or Ferrari.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Fiat to launch new models end-2011

Italian automaker Fiat has decided to launch new products only at the end of 2011 or early 2012 due to the weakness of the market

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Autos would get up to 62 mpg under proposal

Automakers would have to achieve sharply higher fuel economy -- between 47 and 62 miles per gallon -- by 2025 under a preliminary plan released by the Obama administration

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Jobs

Monster US online jobs index rises to 138 in September

A monthly gauge of online labor demand in the United States edged up in September from a month ago and was 16 percent above the reading from a year ago.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Private sector job cuts raise Fed easing chance

U.S. private employers unexpectedly shed jobs in September, reinforcing the belief that the U.S. Federal Reserve will embark on another round of monetary policy stimulus to support the economic recovery as early as next month.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in Sept

Private employers unexpectedly cut 39,000 jobs in September after adding an upwardly revised 10,000 jobs in August, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Prices gain on unexpected private jobs decline

U.S. Treasury debt prices climbed on Wednesday, pushing benchmark note yields to the lowest since January 2009, after ADP Employer Services said private payrolls unexpectedly contracted in September.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Meet Claudia! Objective: Make a successful career change from teaching into counseling.

The best part of my job is reuniting candidates with their self-confidence. In today's job market I know it is so difficult to remain positive and to not take rejection personally.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Samantha Nolan

#1 Problem with All Resumes, Job Searches, and Interviews

Imagine sitting in a lobby waiting for an interview. You look around and all those waiting are as professional and qualified as you...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Rosa E. Vargas

The New Grad Quagmire

It's an interesting dilemma for new grads these days. Assuming you're lucky enough to score a job, you'll find yourself thrown into a workforce for which you've (probably) received little or no formal training. Sadder still, you probably won't receive much on-the-job training either.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Emily Bennington

Health

Morning sickness may signal healthier pregnancy

New research confirms that women plagued by morning sickness in early pregnancy are less likely to miscarry.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Nobel-winning work is matchmaker for molecules

The three winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry all developed new ways to make carbon atoms stick to one another -- a mundane-sounding process that in fact underlies the very basis of life.

Friday, October 08, 2010

FDA to push for more investment in science

Health regulators plan to spend millions of dollars to step up their scientific prowess in a move that officials say will help quickly get new treatments to patients and protect the public against possible health threats.

Friday, October 08, 2010

How Republicans could block healthcare reform

Republicans could keep their promises to stop healthcare reform even if they cannot repeal it, simply by blocking legislation needed to pay for it, one expert argued on Wednesday.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Poor healthcare may shorten American lives: study

Americans die sooner than citizens of a dozen other developed nations and the usual suspects -- obesity, traffic accidents and a high murder rate -- are not to blame, researchers reported on Thursday.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Ultra-Running and Race Day Nutrition

Ultra-running (as defined by any running race longer than the marathon of 26.2 miles) requires a whole different nutritional viewpoint when compared to the gels and quick shots of Gatorade normally

Thursday, October 07, 2010

International Walk to School Day is October 6

The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago in 1997. It was a simple day, designed to highlight the need to create communities that are walkable. The day was created, in part, on a similar concept celebrated in the United Kingdom.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Travel

Queenstown’s romantic-adventure band-wagon

I battle desperately not to climb aboard Queenstown's romantic-adventure band-wagon; but I fail miserably.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Kip Brook

Historic Pera Palace Hotel in Turkey opens for business

After two and a half years of renovation costing $ 29 million, the five star luxury hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul Turkey opened its doors to guests.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Camper & Nicholsons (CNI) offers yacht-charter to cruise the Indian Ocean

Even as your contemporaries sail to the Caribbean to celebrate to Christmas, you take a different course.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mahe

The largest of the Seychelles archipelago, Mahe is an African island rich with hidden treasures.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fly to space with Boeing in 2015

You just have wait till 2015 for a trip into the space, as US aerospace giant Boeing and Space Adventure have tied up to put tourists into low-level orbit in a futuristic capsule.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hotels come under Britain’s Fair Trading scanner

Speaking to the BBC, Dorian Harris, Managing Director of Skoosh.com said hotels would email, call and threaten legal action over his website openly offering hotel discounts.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boeing ventures into space tourism with partner

Aerospace major Boeing announced its entry into the space tourism market in partnership with its Space Adventures, and the partnership hopes to sell seats on rocket trips to the International Space Station very soon.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Life Style

Ugg Australia: Comfortable Fall Fashion Trends

Uggs Australia get a lot of grief in the fashion world, but they're undeniably comfortable and now they're more fashionable as well.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 by Carly Zinderman

Keira Knightley Stars in New Chanel Campaign

Stunning actress Keira Knightley turned heads in Paris the other day while filming a sexy new ad campaign for Chanel.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A romantic evening for Katie Holmes in Jason Wu

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise got cozy at the premiere for 'The Romantics' in New York City and we were on hand to report on Katie's latest style antics.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kalamazoo's Outdoor Kitchen is Cutting-Edge Cookery

Those wanting to up the ante on their backyard "stay-cation" and holiday hospitality should consider Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet's extravagant outdoor kitchen, which is more like an outdoor cooking "resort.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Merilee Kern

Emerald Jet Charter Expands with Helicopter Travel

Emerald Jet Charter announced that it now is offering helicopter travel along with chartering private business jets.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by James Rothaar

Watch that brings back old world charm

If you are tired of the modern looking watches then check out the latest traditional looking wristwatch from Carl F Bucherer - the new Manero ChronoPerpetual.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ralph Lauren opens exclusive men’s store on Madison Avenue

To commemorate the opening of his original store in New York, Ralph Lauren is redefining his vision of men's high fashion by launching an exclusive men's store in the same space.

Saturday, September 25, 2010