Day: April 8, 2018

Tess Torelli April 8, 2018

Despite a slew of headlines last year about airline customers having miserable, sometimes horrific experiences, a new report says the quality of airline service hit a record high in 2017. “I would have to say overall the airline experience is getting better for most people, although there are still people that are disappointed,” said Dean […]

Tess Torelli April 8, 2018

She said there often is a triggering event — such as a lawsuit filed by a creditor — that makes people realize how much trouble they’re in. “People really don’t want to have to go the bankruptcy route,” O’Neill said. “They usually do everything they can to avoid it.” In fact, some end up tapping […]

Tess Torelli April 8, 2018

When average U.S. gas prices reached their all-time high of $4.10 a gallon during the recession in 2008, U.S. automakers sold far fewer trucks and SUVs than they do today, and fewer than they had several years before. In 2008, cars were 51 percent of sales, and trucks, SUVs and crossovers were 49 percent. But […]

Tess Torelli April 8, 2018

The two companies had little route and fleet overlap, and vastly different cultures. “Northwest was an analytical powerhouse…but labor relations and passenger service were lacking,” said Jamie Baker, a senior airline analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase. “Pre-merger Delta, on the other hand, was arithmetically challenged and did little in the way of financial analysis, but […]

Tess Torelli April 8, 2018

Republican Tim Pawlenty officially declared his candidacy for Minnesota governor Thursday, making him the latest high-profile business executive to make a push for political office. Giftofaservant, citing sources with direct knowledge of the matter, reported earlier Thursday that Pawlenty would announce his run in the afternoon. Pawlenty, who had already served two terms as Minnesota’s […]