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American Airlines Unveils Routes For Basic Economy Faresamerican_plane2ashleekielerconsumeristscreen-shot-2017-02-21-at-2-44-37-pmscreen-shot-2017-02-21-at-2-46-16-pmscreen-shot-2017-02-21-at-2-48-13-pm

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:23:19 +0000

A few weeks back, American Airlines said it would soon begin offering a new “Basic Economy” fare that offers discounts in exchange for travelers giving up their ability to choose a seat or use the overhead bins. Now the airline has begun selling these lower-cost tickets on certain routes, at a savings of around $20 per leg of a flight.…

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Four Executives Fired Over Wells Fargo Fake Account Fiascowells fargoashleekielerconsumerist

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:12:02 +0000

The Wells Fargo fake account fiasco has already resulted in the “retirement” of the bank’s CEO, John Stumpf, and Carrie Tolstedt, Wells’ head of retail banking, for allowing employees to open millions of unauthorized accounts in customers’ names. But the bloodletting isn’t done yet, as Wells has dismissed four additional executives without the PR-friendly spin of “retirement.” Bloomberg …

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Kellogg’s Offering Pop-Tart “Pizza” & “Tacos” This Week At NYC Cafepoptartspizzamarybethquirkconsumerist

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:49:31 +0000

It’s the stunt restaurant that can’t stop stuntin’: Kellogg’s all-day cereal cafe in New York City is offering a menu filled with Pop-Tart stunt foods, including “pizza,” “tacos,” and “fries” — all made with the breakfast pastry. That ache you feel may be your sweet tooth smarting from the sight of the veritable sugar smorgasbord that is Kellogg’s cafe menu…

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Police Called To Same Chuck E. Cheese’s Twice In Two Months For Brawling Adultschuckecheesesignconsumerlaura

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:40:55 +0000

Hey, remember back in December when adults sneaked booze into a Chuck E. Cheese’s and were arrested for attacking cops who came to deal with their illicit drinking? Another brawl broke out at the same restaurant yesterday, sending two guests to the hospital. A History Of Chuck E. Cheese’s Violence • Oct. 2009: Police in one PA town respond …

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Dodge, Chrysler Recall Nearly 70K Vehicles Over Possible Loss Of Power3401324083_6b6bf5d63b_bashleekielerconsumerist

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:47:39 +0000

Driving down the road and losing power doesn’t sound like a good combination. Yet, it can happen to nearly 70,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles now being recalled. Fiat Chrysler says it has recalled 69,298 model year 2014 to 2017 Dodge Chargers and model year 2014 to 2017 Chrysler 300 vehicles that can lose power to the front wheels. According to a …

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Macy’s Will Add 34 More Stores To The Garbage Heap “Over The Next Few Years”macystrademarksmarybethquirkconsumerist

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:21:02 +0000

Just last month, Macy’s announced that it would be shutting down 68 stores across the country. Today, the retailer clarified its previously disclosed plans to eventually close a total of around 100 locations by confirming that 34 Macy’s stores will be tossed on the garbage pile “over the next few years.” Macy’s included the news in its fourth-quarter earnings …

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Dozens Of Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, & Carrabba’s Restaurants Closing14213276761_c806e49d5b_bashleekielerconsumerist

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:56 +0000

Following in the not so distant footsteps of chains like Bob Evan’s, Old Country Buffet, Ruby Tuesday, and Logan’s Roadhouse, Bloomin’ Brands — parent company to the Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s Steakhouse chains — announced it would close dozens of locations. Bloomin’ Brands announced the closure plans in an investor presentation that revealed …

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UPS Testing Residential Drone Deliveries Launched From Trucksupsdronedeliverymarybethquirkconsumerist

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:13 +0000

After first testing the idea of using drones to deliver packages to extra remote locations, UPS is making its move into more residential skies with octocopters that can be launched from roving trucks. The company says it successfully tested the HorseFly drone yesterday in Lithia, FL, along with the company that built both the drone and the electric UPS …

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Restaurant Where 260 Diners Got Ill On Thanksgiving Has Closed Its Doorsgoldenpondsconsumerlaura

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:10:14 +0000

Last Thanksgiving, hundreds of people who ate at one western New York restaurant fell ill thanks to what local health officials later determined was gravy containing the bacteria Clostridium perfringens. Some of those sickened diners have now filed lawsuits, and now the eatery is shutting its doors for good. TV station WHEC reports that the restaurant, Golden Ponds, is …

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Chipotle Revamping Online Ordering With “Smarter Pickup Times”chipotlechorizoashleekielerconsumerist

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:28:08 +0000

Last fall, Chipotle said it would begin making improvements to its online ordering system as a way to entice customers to return to the fast casual restaurant following its public bout with food borne illnesses. Now, four months later, the company is finally implementing some of those changes and reducing online order wait times. Chipotle announced Monday that starting this …

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