The brutal hurricane season has canceled thousands of flights, but airlines are doing just fine
Only days after monster storm Irma made landfall in Florida, canceling and delaying thousands of flights, the head of the world's largest airline appeared unfazed, voicing glowing optimism about the future of air carriers. Speaking at an industry conference in Washington, D.C., Doug Parker, the chief executive of American Airlines , said the impact of Irma and the earlier hurricane that tore through Houston will be short lived.
Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments
In this 2008 photo, a Convoy Security Element with Company A, 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, aligns a re-supply convoy headed out of Forward Operating Base, Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq. American military contractors operating in Iraq have accused Baghdad of using strong-arm tactics to force them to pay exorbitant taxes, a practice they've warned is undermining the mission to defeat the Islamic State extremists.
Mnuchin questions reported cost of flying on military jets
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought to defend his controversial use of military jets for domestic business travel and challenged ABC News' reporting that it costs $25,000 an hour to operate the aircraft by suggesting the network check those figures with the Pentagon. Pentagon documents show it costs $25,000 per hour to operate the Air Force's C-37 jet - the same jet that flew Mnuchin from New York City to Washington D.C. on August 15. "You can check with the Pentagon, because that's not what they charge," Mnuchin told This Week co-anchor Martha Raddatz.
Bankrupt Toys R Us is hiring for the holidays
Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy on Monday night, announced Thursday that it is looking to fill at least 13,000 positions in top markets for the upcoming holiday season. The toy retailer didn't give the total number of seasonal workers it plans to hire, but said it is looking for 3,800 workers in the New York area, 2,400 in greater Los Angeles as well as 2,400 at a warehouse in Groveport, Ohio that is run by DHL.
Airlines still struggling to reach devastated Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria's destructive path through the U.S. territory left at least 10 people dead. The storm also razed buildings, flooded streets and cut off power and communications for millions of people.
N.Y. business leaders threatened by potential health care changes
Concerned state business leaders are closely monitoring two potential major threats out of Washington, D.C., they say could significantly hurt New York. The battle over health care changes and a push to eliminate state and local tax deductibility as part of tax reform are primary fears of the Partnership for New York City and the state Business Council.
If you won't pay a living wage, you shouldn't be in business
Local business owners back the minimum wage referendum during a press conference morning at Fork and Spoon in Bangor, June 7, 2016. "I don't want to be in the business of eliminating jobs," U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania told a town hall meeting Aug. 31. But that is where our agreements end.
6 of the most charming guesthouses in New York City
New York City hotels tend to fit into two extremes: over-the-top luxury properties or generic chain hotels. The former comes with an astronomical price tag, and the latter usually leaves guests feeling overlooked and underwhelmed.