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Airlines Bump Fewer Passengers Off Oversold Flights

Airlines are bumping fewer passengers off oversold planes after taking to heart the public anger over a man being violently dragged from his seat earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that airlines bumped 2,745 passengers between…

Split Between House, Senate on Taxes Poses a Big Challenge

The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are creating headaches for Republican leaders determined to keep myriad interest groups and factions of the GOP satisfied. And then there's the ambitious timetable of finishing in…

Equifax Apologizes Again, Lays Out Costs Going Forward

A day after posting sizeable profit declines due to a massive data breach, Equifax says it expects to incur related costs of between $60 million to $75 billion in the current quarter. The Atlanta company reported a 27 percent slump…

Breakfast at Tiffany's Comes to Life at New York Store

Having breakfast at Tiffany's isn't just a big screen fantasy anymore. The New York-based Tiffany & Co. jewelry chain has opened a restaurant at its flagship Fifth Avenue location in Manhattan, and the menu does include breakfast. The store is…

Free Shredding Event Scheduled for December 8

The Montgomery Clean City Commission, MAX Credit Union, AARP Alabama, the City of Montgomery and Gilmore Services will offer free on-site document destruction Friday, December 8 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.   The event, which is also being sponsored by…

U.S. Consumer Borrowing Up $20.8 Billion, Most in 10 months

American consumers increased their borrowing by $20.8 billion in September. It was the largest gain in 10 months and was led by a sharp increase in borrowing for auto and student loans. The Federal Reserve says that September increase followed…

Analysis Indicates GOP Tax Measure a Mixed Bag

A nonpartisan tax analysis group says the proposed House Republican tax cut would leave 28 percent of people facing tax increases by 2027. The Tax Policy Center also says that in 2018, when the measure would first take effect, 12…

TripAdvisor says Reviews Reporting Rape Not Censored

TripAdvisor is defending its policies on reviews that contain allegations of rape or other crimes, following a published report that quoted several users who said such postings were deleted. Several people told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they were sexually assaulted…

Trumps Nominates Jerome Powell for Fed Chair

President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Federal Reserve says he will work to make sure the Fed stays "vigilant and prepared to respond to changes" in the market. Jerome Powell was introduced by Trump in the Rose Garden. The…

Small-Engine Company Brings 50 New Jobs to Auburn-Area

Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. plans to begin production of Vanguard big block V-twin engines at its Auburn location in 2018, ultimately creating approximately 50 new jobs for the area. The project involves a $12…

Goodbye: AOL Discontinuing Pioneering Instant Messenger

AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service. AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service. An article on AOL's…

Consumer Alert: Troy Police Warn of Scam

Care.com is a credible site used to help people find different services in caregiving. But Troy Police say some people are using the site's good name to defraud others. When visiting the site, being…

CFPB Fines Student Loan Holder, Debt Collector

The federal government has fined two groups it says illegally attempted to collect student loan debt and prohibited them from further action on recovering payments until audits on all its accounts are completed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday…

Key Equifax Executives Departing after Huge Data Breach

Equifax says its chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving the company, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal information. The credit data company said Friday that Susan Mauldin, who had been the top security officer,…

Macy's Trims Holiday Hires by Nearly 4 Percent

Macy's is increasing the number of temporary workers it's hiring for distribution and warehouses for the holiday season as it chases fast growing e-commerce sales. But overall holiday hiring will fall nearly 4 percent. Macy's says it will be hiring…

Renault-Nissan Wants to Make 'Robo-Taxis'

Carmaker Renault-Nissan wants to make a "robo-taxi," driverless public transport vehicles and autonomous cars aimed at the mass market. It's all part of the alliance's strategic plan released Friday, which focuses on spreading electric and autonomous vehicles into affordable price…

UPS Adds All-Electric Delivery Trucks to its Fleet

UPS is introducing all-electric delivery trucks to its U.S. fleet. Daimler Trucks said Thursday that United Parcel Service Inc. is its first U.S. customer for the Fuso eCanter light-duty truck. UPS said it will use three of the trucks at…

Postings of U.S. Job Openings Hit a Record High in July

Job openings posted by U.S. employers reached an all-time high in July, suggesting that the steady hiring of the past year will endure. The Labor Department says openings edged up 0.9 percent from June to 6.2 million, the highest on…

For Profit-College Fraud Claims Could be Held Up for Months

Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness. The administration is waiting until it can rewrite Obama-era rules…

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