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The number of thefts on planes is rising

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Donald Trump’s cunning plan

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Freedom fighters

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Which side is winning the debate?

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Resentment of first-class passengers can be a cause of air rage

MOST instances of road rage come about in the same way. Drivers are frustrated with other drivers who, in one way or another, impede their ability to get where they’re going as quickly as they’d like. “Air rage” can’t really follow the same pattern, since passengers on a plane have no control over the speed with which they’ll reach their ...

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China passes a milestone in business travel

In recent years China has become a world beater on several fronts. It is now a leading economy, does the most trade in luxury goods and is the biggest e-commerce market. China also supplies the largest number of (and total spending by) outbound tourists. Now, according to data from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) China has overtaken the United ...

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Ten ways to tell you might be sitting next to an economist

AN ACADEMIC economist was taken off a plane last week after a fellow passenger became suspicious. He was feverishly scribbling what she thought was “terrorist code” or foreign lettering into a notebook. It turned out that Guido Menzio, an Italian economist from the the University of Pennsylvania, was working on some differential equations for a model on menu costs and ...

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Growing, wildly

THE duty of large corporations is “not limited to ‘not being evil’”, argues People’s Daily, the bombastic mouthpiece of China’s Communist Party. The newspaper desires greater social responsibility at China’s internet-search firms. It apparently wants them actively to “stand up for the company’s ethics”. The publication’s wrath centres on Baidu, China’s biggest online-search firm, for a scandal involving the ads ...

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