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Avis Completes Acquisition of Budget Licensee

Avis Budget Group has completed its announced acquisition of its Budget Car Rental licensee for southern California and Las Vegas. Locations include Los Angeles International Airport and Burbank Bob Hope Airport.

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Morgan Stanley First Major Company to Add Uber for Business

Morgan Stanley is one of the first major firms to use Uber for Business, the ride-sharing service that allows employees to bill their trips directly to their company.

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FlightCar Expands Car Sharing to Three New Airports

FlightCar has expanded its peer-to-peer car-sharing operations to include Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Dallas Love Field (DAL), and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

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Avis, Budget Employees to Wear Same Uniforms Worldwide

Beginning in November in North America, all customer-facing associates of Avis and Budget will sport new uniforms as part of a global initiative to present a more consistent rental experience to Avis and Budget customers worldwide.

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Low Fuel Prices Lead to Highest Thanksgiving Travel Since 2007

For this week’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend, AAA projects 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 4.2% from the 44.4 million who traveled last year.

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National Launches New ‘Go Like a Pro’ TV Ads

As part of its “Go Like a Pro” advertising campaign, National Car Rental will unveil three new TV commercials featuring actor Patrick Warburton, who presents a humorous approach to the “control enthusiast” business traveler.

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Hertz, AAA Offer Winter Driving Tips

In partnership with AAA, Hertz has released a list of tips for safe driving this winter season.

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Car2go Brooklyn Exceeds 13K Members in First Month

After launching in Brooklyn last month, car2go North America LLC already has over 13,000 car-sharing members, marking it as car2go’s fastest growing market to date.

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Hertz Taps Former Airline Exec Its President, CEO

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. announced that John P. Tague has been appointed president and chief executive officer and to the company's board of directors, effective November 21, 2014. Tague previously served as the president and chief operating officer of United Airlines.

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Zipcar Brings Car Sharing to 40 More U.S. Universities

Partnering with Ford Motor Co., Zipcar has extended its car-sharing services to 40 new U.S. college campuses. Zipcar vehicles are now available on more than 400 campuses in North America.

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Premieres and Trends at the LA Auto Show

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.

Hertz’s Earnings News: Rapid Reaction

Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?

Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

The 2014 Auto Rental Summit was a great place to assess the state of the car rental market, both the good and the bad.

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