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December 19, 2012
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  • TSA may hit highest number of guns found in 2012
    The Transportation Security Administration is on track to collect more than 1,500 guns as of Christmas Eve for the year -- the highest number since TSA's formation. The agency intercepts an average of four travelers a day trying to smuggle weapons on planes. The Huffington Post (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technology 
  • U.S. tourist spending is bouncing back, report says
    The Labor Department's latest Prices and Spending report shows that tourism spending in the U.S. has regained momentum after the lowest point in 2009. The report found that travelers' spending on modes of transportation such as buses, trains and ships has dropped 27% from its peak in 2007, while air travel spending has almost returned to peak levels. The Palm Beach Post (Fla.) (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Ops Spotlight 
  • Walk-through retail shops open at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
    OTG Management opened a walk-through food and retail hall featuring food, gifts, news and other specialty merchandise at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The addition of this zone is the first of its kind at a U.S. airport, according to this feature. "This Walk-through Food Hall is unique in that travelers walk through it as they make their way to their gate," said CEO Rick Blatstein. The Moodie Report/The Foodie Report (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
  • Drone privacy legislation introduced in House
    Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced the Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act this week to address privacy concerns related to the use of surveillance drones. Among other regulations, the new law would require unmanned aircraft operators to provide information on the type, use and storage of data their drones will collect, and the Federal Aviation Administration would be required to maintain a public website listing the times and locations of drone flights. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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