Ryanair cuts bathrooms from planes

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 climbs into the sky.

In these difficult economic times, more air travelers are willing to sacrifice frills for low air fares. However, passengers of U.K.-based Ryanair may have to sacrifice too much, reports The Independent. To save passengers money, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is proposing that bathrooms on each of the budget airline’s Boeing 737-800 jets be replaced with […]

Starbucks launches campaign to get small business hiring


Less than two months ago, the Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz decided to forgo all political contributions. Now, The Starbucks Foundation is donating $5 million to get a small-business fund up and running. Starbucks asks for $5 In addition to the $5 million the Starbucks Foundation has donated, Starbucks stores will be taking donations for the […]

Jamie Leigh Jones to pay KBR $145,000 over lawsuit

Trial Courtroom

Jamie Leigh Jones, former employee of military contractor KBR, recently lost a protracted legal battle against the company. In the suit, she claimed that KBR tried covering up a gang rape of Jones by KBR employees. Jones was ordered to pay $145,000 in court costs for KBR. Long legal saga comes to an end The […]

Net Neutrality rules finalized by FCC


The Federal Communications Commission has been considering net neutrality rules for more than a year. On Sept. 23, the rules will be officially published, which would put them in effect on Nov. 20. The rules, however, are likely to be challenged in court. The new net neutrality rules The proposed net neutrality rules the FCC […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]


JC Penney cuts all prices by 40 percent, permanently

Discount stores have become a favorite for many in this sluggish economy. Now add J.C. Penney to that list of places you can go and always find a bargain. The long-enduring department store has announced that it will be eliminating most of its sales and marking down all merchandise by at least 40 percent — […]


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Penney's shoppers can count on low prices all the time. Image: ktoine/Flickr/CC BY