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  • Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013

    Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013
    The overall "quality" score of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines for 2013 increased enough over their 2012 performance to the best level ever recorded. At least that's what the authors of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR) scores have to say. In 2013,...
  • Transparent Airfares Act of 2014: A proposal based on lies

    Transparent Airfares Act of 2014: A proposal based on lies
    Last week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marked up a proposed bill that would allow airlines once again to omit taxes and fees from advertised prices and instead add them in later, just before you buy. Make no mistake: This...
  • What does 'beyond organic' mean?

    What's organic and what's not? It can be confusing for consumers trying to choose clean, wholesome ingredients. In the agricultural industry, terms such as "beyond organic," "super organics" or "best practices" are prevalent. So what do they mean?...
  • 10 things you might not know about defective products

    10 things you might not know about defective products
    General Motors is under fire over its failure to promptly fix defective ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths and have led to a recall of 2.6 million cars. And just last week, Toyota recalled 6.4 million cars worldwide for five different...
  • Where to buy organic food in Orlando

    From buying clubs to mainstream supermarkets, it has never been easier to find organic ingredients and processed foods in Central Florida. Though Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market and Chamberlin's have long specialized in organic foods, they are no...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Coventry High School Host Mardi Gras

    Coventry High School hosted a Mardi Gras celebration on March 12. This multicultural event was planned, organized, and executed by International Foods and Jazz Band students, under the direction of Mr. Christopher Jones, Family and Consumer Science...
  • Tax refund psychology says splurge in order to save

    Tax refund psychology says splurge in order to save
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - There are many enterprises out there trying to separate you from your tax refund - from splurges such as airlines tickets for a celebratory vacation or for good purposes, like putting it all in a college savings account. Deciding...
  • ECB would need to go beyond ABS market for potential QE: Draghi

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Central Bank could not rely solely on purchases of asset-backed securities (ABS) if it resorts to unconventional steps to boost inflation, given the limited supply of the securities, ECB President Mario Draghi said on...
  • More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows

    More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows
    A historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close. An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in medical care being sought by consumers seeing specialists, getting more...
  • Bullish U.S. retail sales brighten growth outlook

    Bullish U.S. retail sales brighten growth outlook
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales recorded their largest gain in 1-1/2 years in March in a decisive sign the economy is bouncing back from its weather-induced slumber. Monday's upbeat report was the latest to indicate growth was set to...
  • Privacy price gouging, courtesy of phone companies

    Privacy price gouging, courtesy of phone companies
    By now, you're probably thinking you have no privacy left. To cite just a couple of prominent recent examples, we had Target and other retailers admitting in January that hackers may have accessed the credit and debit card numbers of more than 110...