American Airlines Will Deliver Your Bags — For a Price — Dollars and Sense
Last year, the 17 largest airlines in the US made $3.3 billion in baggage-related fees, and now American Airlines would like a little bigger slice of the pie. It’s just announced a new luggage service that might make your life a little easier — but of course it’ll cost you.
This Day in History for August 5 – ‘American Bandstand’ Debuts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info) 1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid in New York Harbor (More info)
Do Military Veterans Have More Health Problems Than Civilians?
A new report from the CDC finds that men who’ve served in the military carry a heavier health burden than civilians — in fact, veterans are significantly more likely to have two or more chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.
Expecting a Raise Next Year? Here’s How Much You’ll Get — Dollars and Sense
For the past couple years, many American workers have been putting in longer hours to help cover the productivity gap left by the massive layoffs that took place after the recession hit. Now maybe they’ll be seeing some rewards for all that hard work — a new survey shows a lot of companies will be handing out bigger raises in 2013 than they have in recent years.
College Student Who Almost Died While Texting and Driving: ‘Don’t Do It’ [VIDEO, POLL]
A recent survey found nearly a third of teen drivers have texted while driving — but after a catastrophic wreck that nearly cost him his life, one Texas college student says he’ll never do it again, and he’s imploring others to follow his lead.
This Day in History for July 31 – First US Patent Issued and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII (More info) 1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad (More info)
Colorado Shooting Suspect James Holmes Charged with 24 Counts of Murder
James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student suspected of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more during a July 20 shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, CO, has been formally charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.
Survey Reveals Hotel Guests Turned Off by Poor Service and WiFi Fees — Dollars and Sense
In the wake of the economic downturn, some hotels have cut corners to save money — and their customers have noticed. According to a new survey, satisfaction with hotel services is now at a six-year low.