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U.S. airlines set records for passenger traffic in 2015

The U.S. airline industry, already reaping huge profits from a steep drop in fuel costs, is setting records for passenger traffic.<p>For all of 2015, the nation's air carriers broke records for the number of passengers carried (798.4 million), the percentage of filled seats (83.8%) and the total miles …

Aviation

Why America will never get rid of Daylight Saving Time

The life of an economist is often frustrating. It’s our job to figure out the most efficient, welfare-enhancing solutions to economic problems, only to see the 2nd or even 20th best solution become policy. There are special interests and well-intentioned, but misinformed, policy makers who steer us …

Time Management

Trump University Students Say They Were Pressured Into Writing Good Reviews

One of Donald Trump’s main arguments about the legitimacy of Trump University is being seriously challenged.<p>Former students of the Republican …

Honest Co. faces big questions after lawsuits, exposé

When Honest Co. launched five years ago, the Santa Monica firm targeted a market uncommon among start-ups: diapers.<p>But thanks to its promise of nontoxic products and the allure of its celebrity co-founder Jessica Alba, it quickly built a customer base wary of the ingredients in its larger …

Class Action

North Korea warns of pre-emptive 'blitzkrieg strike' against the South

North Korea has threatened to launch an indiscriminate "pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice" against Washington and Seoul. The warning came as the …

This French Barn Was Converted Into Modern Apartments for the Elderly

Both the mission and design of this building are truly beautiful.<p>When a deteriorating barn in northeastern France went on the market, the local council snatched it up for a heart-warming reason: To turn it into apartments for elderly residents to live in once they are unable to care for their own …

GMO labeling debate puts food industry on defensive

If you've had a soda, a bag of chips or a store-bought cookie in the past 20 years, chances are you've eaten genetically modified organisms — better known as GMOs.<p>For years, food containing GMOs have lined the shelves of American grocery stores with little protest. Those ingredients — derived from …

Steve Wozniak Weighs in on Apple-FBI Dispute

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has backed Apple in its fight with the FBI over the agency's request that it unlock the iPhone at the center of the San Bernardino shooter investigation.<p>Wozniak appeared yesterday on late-night TBS talk show <i>Conan</i> to share his thoughts on the high-profile case, …

Privacy

Volkswagen just got more bad news about the emissions scandal

"This is part of the diesel investigation, the number of suspects has risen, although none are from the management board," Ziehe said in Braunschweig, near VW's Wolfsburg headquarters.<p>Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller on Tuesday told employees gathered at the Wolfsburg that the emissions scandal …

Donald Trump worries Google, Apple and the whole tech industry — and they're speaking out

The most powerful executives in Silicon Valley generally avoid speaking too openly about presidential politics — unless it's about Donald Trump.<p>The …

14 Things You Need to Know Before Eating at The Cheesecake Factory

Your night out is about to get so much sweeter.<p>If, like me, you think cheesecake should probably be its own food group, then there are a few things you absolutely need to know about the national restaurant chain dedicated to the dessert. The Cheesecake Factory might be your favorite destination for …

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge review: Impressive, but largely iterative

If you’ve been waiting for Samsung’s newest smartphones to arrive, the wait is almost over. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be available on March 11 through all the major carriers in the U.S. and in retail stores. While the S7s share many features with their S6 predecessors, there are some …

Better Business Bureau fires back at Trump

The Better Business Bureau fired back Tuesday at Donald Trump's numerous claims surrounding its ratings for his defunct Trump University business venture, issuing a point-by-point breakdown seeking to set the record straight. For one, it said, the business does not currently hold an A rating with …

Donald Trump