Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company's...
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle is among the U.S. cities that will soon have one less option for car rentals due to the pending withdrawal of Share Now, officials said.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Friday that she is "deeply concerned" that a former campaign worker allegedly tried to use his political ties to extort the owner...
KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii airport has opened a $340 million facility for car rental companies, officials said.
The Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility is the largest...
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Stocks ended an up-and-down day mostly down on Wall Street as losses by industrial and...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Monday upheld a car rental tax surcharge that's imposed in Maricopa County to pay for building a professional football stadium and other sports and...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on an Arizona Supreme Court ruling on a car rental tax surcharge imposed in metro Phoenix to pay for building a football stadium and other sports and recreational...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to release a decision Monday in a challenge of a car rental tax surcharge imposed in Maricopa County to pay for building a football stadium...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The home of the St. Louis Blues is getting a new name: Enterprise Center.
The NHL team on Monday announced a 15-year arena naming rights agreement with suburban St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent a Car and National Car Rental. Terms were not disclosed.
The arena has been known as the Scottrade Center since 2006. The name change is effective July 1.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court will decide whether online travel companies are required to pay general excise taxes for car rentals they sell in the state.
The travel companies are appealing a 2016 state court ruling that required the companies to pay the tax, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A fiercely debated bill to raise car rental taxes to build a new stadium in Birmingham passed a final vote and will move to the governor's office to be signed into law.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats are accusing former Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy of using about $4,000 in campaign funds last year for personal expenses that include airfare, a car rental and hotel bill.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it found 11 questionable expenses from January through August of 2017 after Hardy left office. He lost a 2016 re-election bid to Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen but has filed to run for Kihuen's seat this year.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members.
The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract to issue the group's NRA Visa Card, spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement.
"Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA," Langin said.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has ruled that the owner of two rental car companies in Phoenix must pay $1.85 million for defrauding Arizona consumers.
The verdict was announced Wednesday by the Arizona Attorney General's Office.
State prosecutors filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Dennis Saban and his companies in 2014 after an undercover investigation found consumers were improperly charged extra fees by Phoenix Car Rental and Saban's Rent-A-Car.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Zylstra won the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship on Sunday, closing with a 3-under 69 in rainy and windy conditions for a one-stroke victory.
The 38-year-old Zylstra, from Richmond, Virginia, finished at 11-under 277 at PGA Golf Club and earned $12,000.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County authorities say the 50-cent recreational vehicle space surcharge implemented in 1997 for a sports complex will be ending on Jan. 1.
The county imposed the surcharge to repay the construction debt for the Kino Sports Complex facilities.
Because the complex will be fully paid off at the end of this calendar year, the county is required by state law to stop collecting the surcharge.
HONOLULU (AP) — A smartphone-controlled car rental service is coming to Honolulu.
Servco Pacific Inc. and Toyota have partnered to launch the service, which allows users to rent, unlock and turn on vehicles through a mobile application, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (http://bit.ly/2xatEYp ) Thursday. The plan is to station 20 Toyota Prius vehicles around residential buildings in Kakaako, the companies stated.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — One of the nation's best-known car-rental corporations is promising to disclose fees it charges customers for toll-road services.
The Florida Attorney General's Office said Tuesday it had reached a settlement agreement with Avis Budget Car Rental System over fees it was charging for toll-road services.
The company owns Avis, Budget and Payless rental car companies.
ATLANTA (AP) — A $192.5 million renovation of Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, has begun a day after funding was approved by the Atlanta City Council.
About $110 million for the renovation will be generated from the car rental tax collected at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and other sites. An additional $32.5 million will come from the city's sale of Turner Field, the former home of MLB's Braves, to Georgia State University.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Summer travelers may well find themselves stuck in long security lines and squeezed into cramped seats. For frequent travelers, or those who can and want to pay extra, perks are available including upgrades to first-class seats, airport lounges and free food.
Are the benefits worth the cost? The Associated Press sent two journalists on a two-day visit to Orlando, Florida — one with perks, and one without.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Sherriff thought clubhouse prankster Adam Wainwright was taking him for a ride. Turns out, Sherriff was about to be given one.
When the Cardinals' traveling secretary asked Sherriff for his driver's license, the 26-year-old left-hander thought someone was trying to mock his photo, which still featured a picture from his high school days.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — The police didn't ask for bribes. The roads were safe and fast. The food was particular, yet delicious.
A road trip across southeast Mexico offered the perfect antidote to winter: sun, beaches, yummy food, great drinks and amazing sights, from a colonial old town to ancient Mayan structures. Best of all, the longest stretch of driving was just five hours from Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean to Campeche on Mexico's Gulf Coast.
NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling car rental company Hertz has named a new CEO.
Kathryn Marinello will take over the wheel on Jan. 3, succeeding John Tague, who is retiring, Hertz said Tuesday.
Marinello, who was also named to the company's board, joins Hertz after stints at banking, business service and tech companies. She has served as senior adviser of asset manager Ares Management LLC since March 2014.
Tague had been president and CEO since November 2014.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The charitable foundation for suburban St. Louis-based Enterprise Rent-A-Car is giving $60 million to food banks where the company operates.
The world's largest rental car company said Wednesday it will donate $10 million each year for the next six years to 365 local food banks in North America.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and ride-hailing service Lyft are expanding their Express Drive short-term vehicle rental program to California and Colorado.
The program lets Lyft drivers rent GM cars for $99 a week or less depending on the number of Lyft rides they complete. It launched in Chicago in March and has expanded to Boston, Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Express Drive will launch in San Francisco this summer and Los Angeles and Denver this fall. Lyft...