| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:52 PM
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — For a group that came here on what its coach called a "business" trip, the Maryland men's basketball team certainly found plenty of opportunities for pleasure during its six-day stay at the Paradise Jam.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Yu Chao Liang and his wife saved a few bucks recently by checking into a mid-price chain hotel in Santa Monica for a two-day business trip from Suzhou, China. But they were not impressed.
In the room, they found no slippers, teakettles or...
| Oct 21, 2013
Spending on business travel is expected to surge in 2014, a sign of continuing confidence in the U.S. economy. But the rosy business outlook could be marred by further feuding in Washington that leads to another government shutdown.
The message of...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 3:38 PM
For years Americans have led the world in business travel spending. That is about to change.
With China's economy surging, business travel spending from the world's most populous country is expected to jump 14% in 2013 and 17% next year, according to...
| Apr 29, 2013
On Demand DVD New Releases April 29-May 5: Act Naturally When two estranged step-sisters learn of their father's untimely death on a business trip, they must travel cross-country to claim his remains. Upon arriving at their father's destination, the...
| May 26, 2011
Escaping the 9-to-5 slog to live in Italy, promote a book, or motorcycle through South America might sound like an impossible dream. But with a little planning, luck, and clever negotiation, it just might be possible. We found five people who managed to...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 2:38 PM
The business traveler in your life has it tough.
Too much time in airports. Too many nights in unfamiliar beds. Too much small talk with clients. Too much unhealthy food.
So why not take advantage of the present-giving season to make things better for...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Mobile devices have had a good run lately. First there was news that more wireless devices are being used in the United States than there are people to use them. Then we learned that accessing the Internet by mobile device doubled in 2011. Now we have the...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Technology couldn't be more pervasive. It is always at our fingertips, meeting every need at every moment, providing constant communication. Right?
Judging by how quickly people fire up their phones after the plane lands, not quite.
One of the last...
| May 8, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Name: P-cubed pants
What they are: A line of adventure and business pants from Clothing Arts of North Woodmere, N.Y., that are pickpocket-proof.
How they work: Large pockets with zippers and buttons make unauthorized access difficult, if not...
| Jul 27, 2011
I might owe the Transportation Security Administration an apology.
But first, the background: in June, the International Air Transport Association unveiled its security "checkpoint of the future." In this space I wrote about its alluring, virtually...