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New DOT Rule Tackles Fees, Bumping, Flight Delays
Airlines will soon be required to refund bag fees if they lose luggage, and they'll pay travelers more for bumping them from a flight. The federal government plans to announce new passenger protections and also expand a tarmac-delay rule to prevent passengers from being stranded on international flights for longer than four hours … To check the details click here

Who Pays What: Tax Facts That Matter
By The Oregon Center for Public Policy: The income group in Oregon that pays the highest share of their income to state and local taxes: Lowest-income taxpayers. The income group in Oregon that pays the lowest share of their income to state and local taxes: Highest-income taxpayers .… To read all about it click here

Missing Child Exploiters: Charities and Businesses Profit From Tragedy (Part 2 of 2)
When innocents disappear, emotions run high – even among people who have no connection to the lost children or their families. Polly Klass' father says the terror and confusion in the aftermath of abduction opens the door to manipulation and hysteria that are used to line the pockets of inscrutable people … To read the whole interview click here

McDonald's Hiring Blitz Isn't Enough to Put a Dent in Jobless Rate
According to state employment economist Nick Beleiciks, every couple hundred jobs added over the last two months has to be tallied against the large numbers of jobs lost during the Great Recession. "The (finance) industry added 500 jobs from February to March," he told The Skanner News. "That comes after major losses … so they only really added 100 jobs over that period."… To read the whole story click here

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