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In Brief for Sept. 17, 2008

In Brief for Sept. 17, 2008

Are Wall Street's woes wrecking the party? Is the rash of bad business news affecting your corporate holiday party business? Let us know by taking the poll--strictly anonymous--on our Web site (see lower right, beneath the "Resource Center") ...

All a-Twitter at the State Department It's not just families and BFFs blogging moment by moment anymore. The U.S. Department of State has begun posting country profiles and travel advisories on Twitter, the social networking and microblogging site, the L.A. Times reports. Learn what countries are too risky to visit by clicking here ...

Get engaged--fast! Don't put off popping the question. Diamond prices are up 9 percent this year over last, according to the Wall Street Journal, with the high-end rocks--five carats and more--up more than 40 percent. The culprit is global demand, which continues to outpace mining capacity ...

SITE's big night: If you're going to the Motivation Show, don't miss SITE Nite, when the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives celebrates 35 years of SITE history. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Chicago's Peninsula Hotel. Tickets are still available; click here.

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