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The Street: If money is no object, Oliver's Travels has come up with what may very well be the final frontier for adventure-seeking honeymooners — two nights, 200 meters under the ocean waves on a luxury submarine.
Airlines will begin reporting first-quarter earnings next week, and despite a rough winter most expect strong profits this spring and beyond.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation wants to hear about your transportation priorities. In an on-line survey, PennDOT is gathering public preferences on how to spend transportation funds.
The Street: Congratulations, everybody who gets Good Friday off as a result of the markets closing: You're getting a long weekend on one of the most expensive weekends to travel.
With no track work scheduled for Friday on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, PATCO will run on its regular Monday-Thursday schedule instead of on the special construction timetable that has been in effect on Fridays.
PATCO, the troubled commuter rail line between Center City and South Jersey, is about to get a major makeover.
Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.
On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.
SEPTA will restore all-night subway service on Fridays and Saturdays, at least temporarily, beginning in June, officials said Monday. SEPTA's proposed new operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes several hundred thousand dollars to run the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines all night on Fridays and Saturdays.
US Airways is apologizing and investigating after a tweet sent from the airline's account included a graphic photo that is certainly not rated PG. Twitter exploded with jokes and Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) rounds up some of the best. (1:08)
Labor unions at US Airways will meet with CEO Doug Parker and senior management April 29 to discuss concerns and "critical issues" that they say remain unresolved since the merger of US Airways and American Airlines in December.
The leader of SEPTA's delayed $130 million smart-card fare system retired last week and went to work for the company that is assisting SEPTA in creating the new system.
American Airlines and US Airways announced changes Tuesday in frequent-flier awards programs, and in some cases travelers will have to use more miles to book free tickets.
NEW YORK (MainStreet) Once your credit takes a hit, bringing up those three little numbers in your credit score may seem like an impossibility,&hellip...
Dave Ramsey: Would it be a good idea to open CD accounts for my two small children?
The Street: Penny-pinching car owners can expect to find the lowest gas prices on Wednesdays in South Dakota, Thursdays in Delaware and Maryland and a wide variety of other days elsewhere, a 50-state analysis by market tracker GasBuddy.com has found.
WASHINGTON (AP) - People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.
Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.
The Street: Your friends may tire of your selfies showing up on Facebook and Twitter , but NASA wants more. The U.S. space agency is asking you to indulge your inner teenager in the interests of planetary science.
The Street: If money is no object, Oliver's Travels has come up with what may very well be the final frontier for adventure-seeking honeymooners — two nights, 200 meters under the ocean waves on a luxury submarine.
The Street: Every year the big cellphone manufacturers - namely Apple and Samsung, but also LG, HTC and others - roll out new phone models wrapped in glitzy advertising campaigns aimed at spurring us to buy. But do you really need to?
A U.S. judge has issued final dismissals of lawsuits accusing Lululemon Athletica Inc and various company officials of defrauding shareholders by concealing defects in yoga pants.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - This picturesque state capital near the Chesapeake Bay is known for its history, sailing and seafood. Annapolis served as the capital of the United States for nine months in 1783 and 1784. The city also is known for its colleges - both the U.S. Naval Academy, and St. John's College, founded in 1696 as King William's School. The city's historical ambience is a big draw, as well as its restaurants, shops and taverns. Some of the city's main attractions can be visited for free. The quaint downtown layout over a compact area is better suited for pedestrians than cars, making it ideal for a walking tour.