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Restaurants add 20,000+ jobs in September

FastCasual.com - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:23
The total number of new industry positions over the past year now stands at 289,600.

Pretzelmaker launches first-ever Snapchat promo

FastCasual.com - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:23
Customers invited to scare staff in person or via Snapchat for discounts and a chance at a free combo.

Lexus RC media test drive canceled in Japan -- for lack of interest

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:08
Well, this is embarrassing. For Toyota as well as Japan's so-called automotive press corps. Toyota notified journalists last week that a long-scheduled new-car test-drive event was scrubbed -- for lack of interest.
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Cheaper gas led to increased light-truck and crossover sales? Not necessarily

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-11-06 12:51
Cheaper gas is being widely credited with October's gains in the sales of crossovers, SUVs, pickups. And no doubt, lower pump prices are figuring into consumer thinking right now.
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Ford offers year-end incentives for dealers to meet sales targets

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-11-06 12:24
Ford, seeking to hit year-end sales goals, rolled out a bonus program that offers dealers a cash bounty for meeting sales targets that some retailers criticize for cheapening the brand.
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GE Capital lending program seeks smaller franchisees

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2014-11-06 12:17
Big franchise restaurant lender expands scope as it looks for growth Big franchise restaurant lender expands scope as it looks for growth

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PSA may take low-cost step with Moroccan outsourcing

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-11-06 10:36
PSA will open an engineering center in Morocco and may build cars in the country as part of CEO Carlos Tavares' plan to reduce costs and return the automaker to profit, sources said.
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Local Culture Gives Hotels Edge

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:48
These properties know that by being a cultural center for their towns is a great way to differentiate their product to create loyalty and premium rates.

AH&LA, 80+ Hotel Organizations Call On House Leadership To Pass Tria Now

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:38
In the wake of the midterm elections, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), along with more than 80 other hotel ...

AETHOS Consulting Group Finds Hospitality CEOs Are Strong Generalists and Also Buck Society’s Trend for Political Correctness

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:35
In a unique analysis of standardized skills and competency assessment data tracked and collected from hospitality industry CEOs around the globe, ...

Homewood Suites by Hilton Opens 50th TX Hotel

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:29
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, ...

Cobblestone Hotels second PA hotel

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:28
Cobblestone Hotels, the fastest growing hotel brand in the Mid-West, opened the beautiful Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Corry, PA and ...

Caneel Bay Resort Welcomes Another Season With New Activities, Menus And More

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:26
The sun is shining at Caneel Bay Resort in St. John, USVI. Following its annual September/October break, the pristine resort set ...

Pacifica Hotels Adds Hotel Hermosa To Its Growing Portfolio Of Boutique, Coastal Properties

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:23
Pacifica Hotels, the largest owner and operator of boutique hotels on the Pacific Coast, announced today the full acquisition of Hotel ...

B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group Launches New BFSAULHOTELS.COM Website

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:22
StratThe B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group has launched their newly revamped hotel website at www.bfsaulhotels.com . This website contains several ...

Bizou Brasserie at Le Méridien Tampa Reimagines the Guest Experience With Menu and Dining Room Enhancements

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:19
In just five months, one of downtown Tampa’s newest hotels has achieved the top ranking of all North American Starwood Le ...

Aparium Hotel Group Appoints General Manager Of The New Charmant Hotel

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:18
Aparium Hotel Group, a leading hotel company specializing in management and development of independent properties across the U.S., announces the appointment ...

Hyundai, Kia aim to raise fuel economy by 25% by 2020

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:08
Hyundai and its affiliate Kia said today they aim to raise the average fuel economy of their vehicles by 25 percent by 2020 to meet emissions regulations in South Korea, the United States and Europe.
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UK car sales boosted by cheap credit, but growth forecast to slow

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-11-06 07:47
UK car sales in October rose 14 percent but will likely slow as consumers brace for a rise in interest rates next year. Total new registrations are heading toward 2.46 million for this year, a return to pre-recession levels.
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Europe's auto recovery continues without France

AutoNews - Thu, 2014-11-06 07:24
Western European new-car sales rose 6 percent in October as demand picked up in all major markets except France. Registrations increased despite deepening uncertainties over the region's economic outlook.
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