Business & Economy

Airline collusion suspected of keeping ticket prices high

by Abby Reese
Posted 2/04/16, 11:47 am

The U.S. government is investigating four major airlines for colluding to limit available seats to keep prices high.

On Tuesday, American, Delta, Southwest, and United airlines received letters from the Justice Department demanding copies of all communications between the companies.

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The ethics of buying a business

Business
by Bill Newton
Posted 1/30/16, 10:04 am

Jane and Mike needed extra money. Who doesn’t? They decided to buy a small business to supplement Mike’s earnings, so they borrowed money from a friend and purchased a retail store Jane could operate.

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Too big to fail: The sequel?

Housing
by Cal Thomas
Posted 1/19/16, 10:11 am

Movie sequels are rarely as good as the original films on which they’re based. The same dictum, it appears, holds for finance. The 2008 housing market collapse was bad enough, but it appears now that we’re on the verge of experiencing it all again. And the financial sequel, working from a similar script as its original version, could prove to be just as devastating to the American taxpayer.

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