Federal student-loan rate doubles

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — The interest rate on a key federal student loan doubled Monday, as expected, but it is unclear whether Congress will allow the increase to stand before more…

'Hilarious' complaint letter tickles CEO

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GMA) Most airline complaint letters are so filled with rage and tales of woe, it's hard to see any humor in the situation. But that's not the case with a more…

Feds, truckers clash over new safety rules

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) The federal government thinks long-haul truckers like Bryan Spoon need more rest. But with the Department of Transportation's new rules forcing drivers to take longer breaks and more…

Tribune to buy 19 local TV stations

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Tribune Co said on Monday that it would acquire 19 television stations from Local TV Holdings LLC for $2.73 billion in cash, making it the largest more…

Airline hires slim women to save fuel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — An Indian airline has hit on possibly the worthiest excuse yet for hiring slim women as cabin crew -- it saves fuel and therefore money. While more…

Demand rising for Made in USA goods

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PHILLYBURBS) — When Ray Minger drives into a parking lot, he finds himself counting the number of American-made vehicles. There are fewer than there used to be. “It’s more…

Will Americans bail out each other?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON – With most Americans still overwhelmingly ranking the economy, unemployment and federal spending as their top concerns, there's a new private effort to help them solve the more…