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No link between unhappy passengers and airline profits, study says

(NEW YORK) -- Every year it seems like there's more to complain about when flying. Higher baggage fees. Shrinking seat sizes. Lack of free food. But do these grievances impact the financial performance of the carrier?No, according to a new study from the University of Nevada, Reno."We have found no…... Read More

As Princess Eugenie prepares to marry, the next royal wedding will cost millions

(LONDON) -- Another royal wedding is coming our way.Princess Eugenie, who is Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, is set to marry longtime boyfriend and British socialite Jack Brooksbank on Oct. 12 at St. George’s Chapel, the same church Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married in earlier this year.And while the wedding has…... Read More

Low-cost Primera Air abruptly shuts down, stranding crews and passengers

(NEW YORK) -- Primera Air suddenly shut down on Tuesday, stranding customers and employees — including flight attendants and pilots — on the U.S. east coast and across Europe.The low-cost carrier issued a surprisingly candid statement on its website on Monday, citing its decision to file for bankruptcy on problems…... Read More

Cocktail parties, apps and mobile vans: The new ways fertility companies are trying to reach women in their 20s

(NEW YORK) -- Questions about fertility that were once a concern for women in their 30s are now being directed at women a decade younger.As more studies show how fertility gradually declines with age, fertility websites, companies, ads and apps are now targeting women in their 20s.“I think about an…... Read More

World’s 1st blockchain university to begin teaching in 2019

(NEW YORK) -- A team of Oxford academics hopes to bring university education into the 21st century with the world’s first “blockchain university” when teaching begins early next year.The pioneers at Woolf University will use blockchain, the technology behind crypto-currencies such as bitcoin, to provide a system of one-to-one education…... Read More

Amazon will raise company's minimum wage to $15 for all employees

(SEATTLE) -- Amazon will be raising its minimum wage to $15 for all employees, the company said in an announcement Tuesday.The $15 per hour wage will include all types of employee: full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary.“We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided…... Read More

US-Canada trade deal may mean higher car prices

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Canada squeezed out a last-minute deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement with a pact expected to affect prices on cars and dairy products across North America and allowing President Trump to deliver on one of his go-to campaign promises.The new deal was…... Read More

There's a subscription service for everything these days – including cars

(NEW YORK) -- Imagine this: a gleaming new car is delivered to your doorstep with a full tank of gas. The baby’s car seat is securely buckled in the back. Your favorite radio stations are pre-programmed. Next month another car shows up. And again. And again.The latest trend in the…... Read More

Fitbit data used in arrest of 90-year-old man accused of staging suicide in stepdaughter's killing

(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- A 90-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his stepdaughter after investigators gained information from the Fitbit she wore at the time of the incident, according to police.When authorities responded to a welfare check Sept. 13 at the San Jose home of 67-year-old Karen Navarra,…... Read More

Man wins $1 million in lottery after playing numbers found in fortune cookie

(NEW YORK) -- A Pennsylvania man was a big winner in the New Jersey Lottery thanks to a fortune cookie he opened years ago.Ronnie Martin of Long Pond, Pennsylvania, won the $1 million prize at US Gas in Hope Township, New Jersey, the New Jersey Lottery said in a press…... Read More

Instagram names new CEO: Adam Mosseri

(NEW YORK) -- Instagram appointed Facebook veteran Adam Mosseri as the new head of Instagram, the company announced on Monday.Last week Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, CEO and CTO respectively, resigned abruptly amid reported clashes with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, taking Wall Street by surprise. Facebook bought Instagram…... Read More

13-year-old boy attacked by shark near San Diego, airlifted to trauma center

(SAN DIEGO) --  A teenage boy attacked by a shark near San Diego had to be airlifted to a hospital on Saturday morning, according to the City of Encinitas Marine Safety Department. The teen suffered traumatic injuries to the upper torso and was listed in critical condition, officials said. The…... Read More

Yale researchers develop 'robotic skins' that bring objects to life

(NEW YORK) --  A group of researchers at Yale University has developed “robotic skins” that can turn any inanimate object into a robot, the school announced. Led by Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Yale, the team received a $2 million grant from the National…... Read More

Tesla is heading into a 'challenging period': Experts

(NEW YORK) --  When the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla CEO and chairman Elon Musk for securities fraud on Thursday, it marked the beginning of a “challenging period” for the tech billionaire and the company he founded, experts said. The SEC brought charges against Musk personally, attempting to…... Read More