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United Airlines Raises Fee for Changing Flights

United Airlines Raises Fee for Changing Flights

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The next time you book a flight on United, you’ll want to be very sure about your plans, because changing them just got more costly.
The carrier has increased the fee for changing a flight from $150 to $200. Th…

Online Fundraising Raises Money Quickly for Boston Bombing Victims

Online Fundraising Raises Money Quickly for Boston Bombing Victims

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — The recovery process for many victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will be slow, arduous and expensive. Numerous victims suffered severe injuries to their lower limbs, with multiple patients having one or more ampu…

Retail Surveillance Assists Authorities with Crimes Outside Stores

Retail Surveillance Assists Authorities with Crimes Outside Stores

FBI(NEW YORK) — Retail surveillance cameras are doing more than just capturing shoplifters, as authorities turn to businesses who keep a digital eye on their storefronts.Surveillance footage played a critical role in helping authorities identify the t…

National Record Store Day 2013: Support Your Local Music Store

National Record Store Day 2013: Support Your Local Music Store

iStockphoto(New York) — While most people are downloading and listening to music on ipods and through online streaming sites like Pandora and Spotify these days — there’s nothing like spending a day in a record store.
Created in 2007 by a …

Movement to Replace Boat Ruined in Standoff with Suspected Bomber

Movement to Replace Boat Ruined in Standoff with Suspected Bomber

Bing(WATERTOWN, Mass.) — America wants to help David Henneberry get a new boat.
The Watertown, Mass., resident became a hero when he discovered suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding in his backyard boat.
Henneberry quickly called t…

‘Exemplary Employee’ Takes CFO Hostage

‘Exemplary Employee’ Takes CFO Hostage

Image Credit: El Segundo Police Department(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) — An “exemplary” employee at a California food company is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on multiple charges after she allegedly held the firm’s chief financial off…

‘Exemplary Employee’ Takes CFO Hostage

‘Exemplary Employee’ Takes CFO Hostage

Image Credit: El Segundo Police Department(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) — An “exemplary” employee at a California food company is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on multiple charges after she allegedly held the firm’s chief financial off…

‘Exemplary Employee’ Takes CFO Hostage

‘Exemplary Employee’ Takes CFO Hostage

Image Credit: El Segundo Police Department(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) — An “exemplary” employee at a California food company is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on multiple charges after she allegedly held the firm’s chief financial off…

NJ Woman Sues CVS for $1M for Racist Receipt

NJ Woman Sues CVS for $1M for Racist Receipt

Photo Courtesy Susan Chana Lask(EGG HARBOR, N.J.) — A New Jersey woman of Korean decent is suing CVS for $1 million after claiming that a store employee used a racial Asian slur on her receipt.Hyun Lee, 37, of Egg Harbor, N.J., was picking up photos f…

Consumers Finally Rid of Wireless ‘Bill Shock’

Consumers Finally Rid of Wireless ‘Bill Shock’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The FCC does not want to be responsible for Americans having heart attacks over their, often exorbitant, wireless phone bills.And that is why in October 2011 — not long before an unfortunate U.S. airman stationed in…

CEO Gives Away Bonus to Employees

CEO Gives Away Bonus to Employees

Courtesy Next Media(LONDON) — “Good Lord!” says the headline in a British newspaper, praising business leader Lord Wolfson, for having been uncommonly generous.Wolfson, CEO of Next, the U.K.’s biggest department store chain, gave his entire annual bon…

Cars.com Names Best Value in Hybrid Cars

Cars.com Names Best Value in Hybrid Cars

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With Earth Day less than one week away, Cars.com released a list of its editors’ selections for best hybrid cars in terms of value.Cars.com’s executive editor, Joe Wiesenfelder, said, “Gas prices remain volatile, so …

Kmart’s ‘Ship My Pants’ Video Goes Viral

Kmart’s ‘Ship My Pants’ Video Goes Viral

Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An advertisement for Kmart’s free shipping for loyalty members has gone viral, using wordplay in a crude joke that has resonated with the masses.The 35-second video was published on YouTube five days a…

London Prepares for Marathon with Bomb-Proof Recycling Pods

London Prepares for Marathon with Bomb-Proof Recycling Pods

Photo Courtesy of Renew(LONDON) — London, which is on alert as it prepares for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday and the London Marathon on Sunday, long ago took steps that many U.S. cities and large corporations with huge campuses may be think…

Rare Psalm Book Could Sell for $30 Million

Rare Psalm Book Could Sell for $30 Million

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A rare psalm book from 1640 could fetch between $15 million to $30 million at a Sotheby’s auction on Nov. 26 in New York.“It’s going to be far and away the most expensive book ever sold,” David Redden, vice…

Student Debt Impacting US Economy

Student Debt Impacting US Economy

JupiterImages/Comstock Images(NEW YORK) — According to a recent study, students should consider the statistics before taking out a loan to help pay for college.Two-thirds of students take out loans to pay for college, and their combined debt could hav…

Advocates Question Justin Bieber’s Prepaid Debit Card Endorsement

Advocates Question Justin Bieber’s Prepaid Debit Card Endorsement

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(NEW YORK) — Justin Bieber has been named a spokesman for a prepaid debit card company, raising eyebrows among some consumer advocates who caution against fees associated with the products.SpendSmart Payments Co., based in San Diego, a…

USPS Backs Off Plan to End Saturday Mail

USPS Backs Off Plan to End Saturday Mail

Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post(WASHINGTON) — The United States Postal Service has reversed its decision to end standard mail delivery on Saturdays later this summer, citing lack of cooperation from Congress.The money-losing USPS is blaming …

T-Mobile Offers iPhone Trade Deal

T-Mobile Offers iPhone Trade Deal

T Mobile / Apple(NEW YORK) — After five years, wireless carrier T-Mobile will finally start selling the iPhone on Friday. But the company is also sweetening the deal for customers.From April 12 through June 16, customers will be able to bring in their…

Florist Sued for Refusing to Provide Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding

Florist Sued for Refusing to Provide Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(RICHLAND, Wash.) — A florist who reportedly refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding because of her religious beliefs is being sued by the Washington State Attorney General.The lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday in Benton C…

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