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Improve US infrastructure, create jobs
from Miami Herald
In 1956, the world’s first container ship, the Ideal X, sailed from New York harbor to the Port of Houston. Instead of sacks and crates stuffed in a musty hull, the ship carried 58 neatly packed containers on its deck.
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10 business leaders who support immigration reform
from VOXXI via The Huffington Post
Here is a list of 10 business leaders who support immigration reform.
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Hotel amenities calm tensions at TSA checkpoints
from USA Today
Plush couches. Soothing music. Tranquil pictures on the wall. It could be a hotel lobby. Except at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, these are the amenities at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint, an experiment to ease tensions as passengers pass through security.
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Gov't to allow another group of immigrants to stay
from The Associated Press via The Washington Post
Some immigrants who have stayed in the United States longer than they were allowed can soon apply to keep living in the U.S. under another immigration policy change quietly authorized by the Obama administration.
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TSA plans push to reduce airport lines, opening enrollment for its Pre-Check program
from The Washington Post
The Transportation Security Administration merrily tweeted photos of short lines at airport security checkpoints over the heavily traveled Thanksgiving weekend, and now it plans to make a key reason for those shorter lines more readily available.
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You really need to take time off
from The Kansas City Star
The human resource department wants you to take time off. Really. You may have trouble believing that, but a recent poll by the Society for Human Resource Management found strong support for vacations from personnel managers.
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    Small Business Saturday supports local employers and national parks
    from The Hill
    National attention to and support for Small Business Saturday, held on Nov. 30, has been especially important this year. The recent government shutdown showed the enormity of the economic repercussions that can result — especially for small businesses — when Congress puts politics before its responsibility to govern.
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    Study: Rail links to airports bring business travelers
    from International Meetings Review
    Several American cities have a secret weapon to attract business travelers and lucrative meetings and conventions — a rail line to the airport terminal, says a new study released by the American Public Transportation Association and the U.S. Travel Association.
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    U.S. Travel welcomes Panama to Global Entry Program
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    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement recently applauding Panama's inclusion in U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry program, which expedites screening for pre-approved, low-risk travelers.

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    7 ways travel makes you healthier
    The Huffington Post
    Traveling the world and exploring new places can change your life. It exposes you to new cultures and can help shape your mindset.

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    What millennials can teach us about traveling well
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    They haven't been traveling long, but it may be that Millennials, those precocious darlings of demographers born in the mid-'80s, are the world's most accomplished travelers.

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    Thanksgiving travels don't have to be a hassle
    from USA Today
    To join their families for Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will face the drudgery of airline travel. Airports are crowded, flights are often delayed, and many travelers will get stuck in long security lines.
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    PreCheck meets its goal, and prepares to expand
    from The New York Times
    The Transportation Security Administration says it has met its goal of having 25 percent of air travelers using the speedy PreCheck security lanes by the end of this year.
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    Brand USA sets high growth targets
    from Travel Weekly
    Brand USA has predicted that the Australian market will grow 39 percent by 2018 through industry collaboration, trade promotions and consumer advertising. Speaking at the final Ausmerica mega-famil function, Brand USA global partnership development vice president Jay Gray said that the 50 Australian travel agent participants would help achieve these numbers.
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    Revived bus industry luring Thanksgiving travelers
    from The Boston Globe
    As millions of Americans hurtle through the jumble of transportation arteries for Thanksgiving, many are discovering that bus travel may be the cheapest, comfiest, and even coolest way to stay Zen during the nation's largest annual migration.
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