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New Hampshire Airport Offers Holiday Travelers $12 Flights to Boston, NYC

New Hampshire Airport Offers Holiday Travelers $12 Flights to Boston, NYC

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LEBANON, N.H.) — Just in time for the end of the busy holiday season, Cape Air and a regional airport in New Hampshire are promoting flights to Boston and New York for $12.In attempt to qualify for federal grant money by flying …

Car Sales Seen Accelerating in 2013

Car Sales Seen Accelerating in 2013

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Car sales are revving up. After a surge of 14 percent this year compared to 2011, Edmunds.com forecasts another gain for next year. Total car sales are likely to top 15 million. As with the improving housing market, …

Ford to Invest $773M in Michigan Plants, Add 2,350 Jobs

Ford to Invest $773M in Michigan Plants, Add 2,350 Jobs

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(DEARBORN, Mich.) — Ford Motor Company announced on Thursday it’s spending more than $773 million to enhance and expand six facilities in Michigan that will create 2,350 new hourly jobs.In addition to the new positions, th…

Toyota Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement in Acceleration Case

Toyota Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement in Acceleration Case

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Toyota has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to customers to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged its vehicles accelerated dangerously and without warning, according to statements by the carmaker and the …

Toyota Prius Tops “Consumer Reports” Ratings

Toyota Prius Tops “Consumer Reports” Ratings

Toyota(NEW YORK) — The Toyota Prius topped Consumer Reports’ annual list of Best and Worst New-Car Values for the first time, with the magazine saying the hybrid’s cost to operate is about one-half that of a conventional vehicle.The Prius (at 26…

Airplane Manufacturer Sees Passengers as Sacks of Potatoes

Airplane Manufacturer Sees Passengers as Sacks of Potatoes

Matt Hosford/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Passengers sometimes complain of being made to feel like cattle when traveling on various airlines, but sacks of potatoes are actually a more apt description for airplane manufacturer Boeing. According to a press rele…

Toyota to Pay Record $17.35M Fine for Faulty Floor Mats

Toyota to Pay Record $17.35M Fine for Faulty Floor Mats

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Toyota Motor Corporation has been slapped with another hefty fine over one of its recalls.The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Tuesd…

Gas Prices Down 10 Cents

Gas Prices Down 10 Cents

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gas prices are the lowest they’ve been all year. The Energy Department says nationwide, on average we’re paying 10 cents less for a gallon of regular unleaded than we were a week ago.Oil Price Information Service…

Southwest Airlines to Impose ‘No-Show’ Fee

Southwest Airlines to Impose ‘No-Show’ Fee

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For Southwest Airlines, it’s going to cost you to be a “no-show.” The airline announced Friday it will soon charge a new fee for passengers who fail use their ticket without canceling first, USA Today reports. …

Packed Planes and High Fares for Christmas Travelers

Packed Planes and High Fares for Christmas Travelers

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Planes are full and that means even higher prices for holiday travel. A new report from airline trade group Airlines for America released Thursday shows demand strong and planes flying at 85 to 90 percent capacity ov…

The Cheapest Days to Fly This Christmas

The Cheapest Days to Fly This Christmas

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  That is, unless you have to fly somewhere.Airfare booking data from online travel agent Travelocity shows domestic airfare this holiday season is 9 percent more expen…

Honda Recall: Car Could Roll Away When Keys Are Removed

Honda Recall: Car Could Roll Away When Keys Are Removed

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Honda is recalling over 800,000 minivans and SUVs because of an ignition malfunction that could allow drivers to remove their keys while vehicles are still in gear.The recall will affect approxima…

Nearly Half of Americans Are Traveling During the Holidays

Nearly Half of Americans Are Traveling During the Holidays

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The holiday season is not only synonymous with gift-gifting but traveling as well, and millions of Americans — as usual — plan to get away from home, according to a TripAdvisor survey of over 1,300 travelers.In fact, …

Jaguar Puts the Brake on Its Most Expensive Car

Jaguar Puts the Brake on Its Most Expensive Car

Mark Renders/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jaguar has decided to scrap its most advanced — and expensive — car to date, and the recession is to blame. Despite having some 100 potential buyers for the C-X75 hybrid, which is capable of speeds upwards of 20…

Gas Prices Down Nearly 5 Cents

Gas Prices Down Nearly 5 Cents

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) –  The weekly average price of a gallon of regular gas is $3.35, down nearly 5 cents compared to a week ago, according to the Department of Energy.  This price is still up 6 cents from a year ago. Th…

Ford Hybrids Not Living Up to MPG Claims?

Ford Hybrids Not Living Up to MPG Claims?

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Are you a car buyer who trusts what you read on the window sticker?  New findings by Consumer Reports may make you think twice.The magazine says its tests show the new Fusion Hybrid and C-Max hybrid don&r…

‘Dead Week’ Travel Brings Huge Savings

‘Dead Week’ Travel Brings Huge Savings

John Foxx/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For travelers on the hunt for bargains, dead week is one of the best — that is, cheapest — weeks of the year.  And it’s coming up: mark Jan. 4 to Jan. 16 on your calendar. Coming on the heels of the Christmas-Ne…

Ford’s Lincoln Making a Comeback

Ford’s Lincoln Making a Comeback

Bryan Bedder/WireImage/© Ford Motor Company(NEW YORK) — The Ford Motor Company is unveiling a new version of its Lincoln luxury car called the MKZ, which is being marketed to younger drivers.At one time, Lincoln was Ford’s top luxury car, but whe…

Price Is Top Issue for Car Insurance Shoppers, Study Finds

Price Is Top Issue for Car Insurance Shoppers, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — We’ve all seen those TV commercials and online ads from unnamed companies that say, “Act now and save X percent on your car insurance.”But is it really possible to save on your car insurance? That’s somet…

Cyber Monday’s Carbon Footprint May Be Worse Than You Think

Cyber Monday’s Carbon Footprint May Be Worse Than You Think

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you think you’re saving the environment by shopping from home in your pajamas, think again. The carbon footprint you leave behind when you buy holiday gifts online may be bigger than if you’d hopped in…

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