Car Rental Employee Charged in Vehicle Thefts

An 18-year-old rental company employee confesses after several Enterprise rentals from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport turn up near his home.

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Thrifty Opens 8 Dealerships

New markets include Baxley, Ga., Louisville, Ky., Albuquerque, N.M., Bixby and Pryor, Okla., East Providence, R.I. and Spokane, Wash.

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J.D. Power: Declining Customer Satisfaction of Independent Travel Web Sites

Hotwire.com ranks highest in customer satisfaction among independent travel Web sites for the second consecutive year.

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E-Z Rent A Car Launches Affiliate Program

Travel agents start out at 12 percent commission on every completed rental that comes through their affiliate ID and affiliates can earn up to 11 percent.

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Hertz, United Airlines to Partner

The joint program will award more than 25 million Mileage Plus miles over the next five months.

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Hit-And-Run Death Prompts Bill

South Jersey legislators are proposing a bill that would require car rental companies to check every driver's legal history before releasing a vehicle.

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Hockey Player's Wrongful Death Trial Begins

National Car Rental is a defendant with former St. Louis hockey player Rob Ramage, who faces wrongful death charges in Missouri court.

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Black Book Sees Residual Values on the Rise

Residual values for minivans, large SUVs, and large- and mid-size utility vehicles will rise in 2008, despite fuel prices hovering above $3 per gallon.

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Enterprise Announces E85/FlexFuel Branch in St. Louis

The branch will have about 35 GM FlexFuel vehicles available for rental which have the ability to burn E85 fuel–a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

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Suit Accuses Car Rental Firms of Price-Fixing

A consumer group says a new California law allowing companies to advertise rates differently at airports enabled the problem.

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