Tuesday, June 21, 2011
On the Business Beat, our focus is an airfare sale with a new twist, a new home for Skype and Georgia could soon be home to a retailing giant.
An new twist to an AirTran airfare sale this morning. There is a companion sale from its new owner Southwest Airlines.
The sale ends Thursday at Midnight for both carriers. You can use the tickets from August 23 through November 16. Discounted tickets are not good on Friday and Sunday.
And computer software giant Microsoft about to gobble up Skype.
The Government has approved the $8.5-billion deal, clearing the way for Microsoft to buy the money losing but highly popular Skype service.
Microsoft's idea is to gain new business for its Windows and Office software.
Skype has 145 million users and is a favorite for individuals and small business.
And Retailing giant Sears reportedly looking at Georgia as a possible site for its corporate headquarters, now located near Chicago.
The Company employs 6-thousand at its home office and now includes both Kmart and Lands End.
Also in the running says the Washington Business Journal, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Washington DC.
Sears reportedly is looking at other locations because special incentives that exist at its current location are set to expire and it's forcing the Company to explore other options.