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Dirty rooms and unfriendly employees are the biggest turnoffs for hotel guests

May 29, 2017 |

An unreliable wireless Internet connection can be frustrating for hotel guests, but a filthy room is the biggest peeve among travelers.

Second only to dirty rooms among the most hated hotel experiences are unfriendly employees, according to a survey of more than 1,000 hotel guests by Qualtrics,…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. first-quarter growth revised up, though still weak

May 29, 2017 |

The U.S. economy started 2017 with a whimper, but it wasn’t quite as weak as first thought. The government revised up its January-March growth reading to a rate of 1.2% — better than an earlier estimate of 0.7% but well below President Trump’s ambitious growth targets.

Growth in the gross domestic…


L.A. Times – Business

BMW recalls 7-Series cars because their doors can unexpectedly fly open

May 28, 2017 |

BMW is recalling more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. because the doors can open unexpectedly while they’re being driven.

The recall covers certain 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li and B7 Alpina cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years that have the comfort access and soft door…


L.A. Times – Business

Homeland Security chief considers banning laptops on all flights to and from U.S.

May 28, 2017 |

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Sunday that he’s considering banning laptop computers from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights a day from 10 cities,…


L.A. Times – Business