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Average Gas Price Is Down to $3.80

Average Gas Price Is Down to $3.80

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gas prices are slowly coming down.The weekly average price of a gallon of regular gas is $3.80, down two cents compared to a week ago, according to the Department of Energy.  This price is still up 37 cents …

Bench Seats on the Outs in North American Cars

Bench Seats on the Outs in North American Cars

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – The bench seat, that nostalgic, old automotive staple will soon be a thing of the past. The Chevy Impala is the last model in North America to offer the front bench seat option, but GM will stop making Impa…

Bench Seats on the Outs in North American Cars

Bench Seats on the Outs in North American Cars

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – The bench seat, that nostalgic, old automotive staple will soon be a thing of the past. The Chevy Impala is the last model in North America to offer the front bench seat option, but GM will stop making Impa…

Rental Car Companies Pledge Not to Rent Recalled Cars

Rental Car Companies Pledge Not to Rent Recalled Cars

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The nation’s four largest rental car companies have banded together in a pledge not to rent out any vehicles that are subject to a manufacturer safety recall and to support legislation that would legally enforce the…

Baggage Fees Cost Passengers a Record $1.7B

Baggage Fees Cost Passengers a Record $1.7B

Matthew Peyton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. airlines rang up more than $1.7 billion in baggage fees in the first six months of the year, the most ever collected in that period.
Delta Airlines collected the most in baggage fees with nearly $430 mill…

Airline Adds ‘No Kids’ Section

Airline Adds ‘No Kids’ Section

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What do airlines — and travelers, for that matter — have against kids?  From in-flight nannies to possible fees for sitting together, it seems as if the airline industry is bent on making it harder for kids to…

Airline Adds ‘No Kids’ Section

Airline Adds ‘No Kids’ Section

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What do airlines — and travelers, for that matter — have against kids?  From in-flight nannies to possible fees for sitting together, it seems as if the airline industry is bent on making it harder for kids to…

Las Vegas Airline Would Let Flyers Gamble on Prices

Las Vegas Airline Would Let Flyers Gamble on Prices

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — With all the angst that goes into buying an airline ticket — Am I too early or too late? Do I wait until the last minute or purchase far in advance? What about the fees? — purchasing airfare can feel like a bit…

Average Price of Gas Down 5 Cents

Average Price of Gas Down 5 Cents

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The much-anticipated gas price drop is here. The weekly average price of a gallon of regular gas is $3.83, down five cents compared to a week ago, according to the Department of Energy.  This price is s…

GM Recalls More than 426,000 Cars in US

GM Recalls More than 426,000 Cars in US

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) — General Motors has recalled 426,240 vehicles in the U.S. because of a potential gear issue.
Affected GM models are all equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and include the 2007-2010 Saturn Aura, the 200…

GM Recalls More than 426,000 Cars in US

GM Recalls More than 426,000 Cars in US

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) — General Motors has recalled 426,240 vehicles in the U.S. because of a potential gear issue.
Affected GM models are all equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and include the 2007-2010 Saturn Aura, the 200…

Are Lower Gas Prices Finally on the Way?

Are Lower Gas Prices Finally on the Way?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Oil prices have been sharply lower this week, down about seven percent since Friday. In New York trading Wednesday, oil settled at $91.98, down $3.31 for the day. The recent run-up in the price of oil may h…

Gas Up 3 Cents; Odd Price Drop in Oil Markets

Gas Up 3 Cents; Odd Price Drop in Oil Markets

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The weekly average price of a gallon of regular gas is $3.88, up three cents compared to a week ago, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.  This price is up 28 cents from a year ago.Gas prices are stil…

Gas Up 3 Cents; Odd Price Drop in Oil Markets

Gas Up 3 Cents; Odd Price Drop in Oil Markets

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The weekly average price of a gallon of regular gas is $3.88, up three cents compared to a week ago, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.  This price is up 28 cents from a year ago.Gas prices are stil…

"Leftover" Vehicles from 2012 Can Be Big Bargains

"Leftover" Vehicles from 2012 Can Be Big Bargains

Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — This is a great time to shop for a new car because several 2012 models have been redesigned for 2013, so dealers are trying to get rid of the old models fast –and maybe cheap. This insight comes from Philip Reed…

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Most Likely to Be Left at Hotels, Survey Finds

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Most Likely to Be Left at Hotels, Survey Finds

Aaron Davidson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hotels may be creating packages around the novel Fifty Shades of Grey to attract visitors, but turns out visitors are leaving their copies behind when they check out of hotels.  Could they be worried about …

Northeast Lukoil Franchisees Publicize $9 Gas in Protest

Northeast Lukoil Franchisees Publicize $9 Gas in Protest

LAURA BOUSHNAK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Drivers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may be in for a shock if they pull into a Lukoil gas station. About 57 franchise owners are protesting on Wednesday against the price of gas charged by Lukoil North Ame…

Hotel Rates Drop in 20 European Destinations

Hotel Rates Drop in 20 European Destinations

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Travelers know that fall is one of the best times to visit Europe: It’s cheaper than summer, less crowded than summer and still-great weather for sightseeing.But some experts say this fall in particular is ripe for deal…

Hotel Rates Drop in 20 European Destinations

Hotel Rates Drop in 20 European Destinations

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Travelers know that fall is one of the best times to visit Europe: It’s cheaper than summer, less crowded than summer and still-great weather for sightseeing.But some experts say this fall in particular is ripe for deal…

Hotel Rates Drop in 20 European Destinations

Hotel Rates Drop in 20 European Destinations

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Travelers know that fall is one of the best times to visit Europe: It’s cheaper than summer, less crowded than summer and still-great weather for sightseeing.But some experts say this fall in particular is ripe for deal…

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