Airlines Drop Fuel Surcharges, but Flights Don’t Get Cheaper

The idea of a fuel surcharge is pretty simple: When the cost of fuel is abnormally high, instead of simply raising prices, a special, supposedly temporary fee is passed along to customers. When fuel costs retreat back to “normal” levels, logic dictates that the surcharge would disappear.

It’s this kind of wholly logical thinking that has had airline travelers up in arms over the last several months, as the price of gasoline and rocket fuel has declined substantially, yet fuel surcharges remain and airfares are still extraordinarily high. Consumer advocacy groups Travelers United and FlyersRights.org recently sent letters to airline …

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Stocks Fall After Bad Earnings Reports

Wall Street kicked off trading in the wake of an East Coast snowstorm, but the results weren’t pretty.

U.S. stocks fell dramatically immediately following the opening bell Tuesday morning after a series of big U.S. companies issued dour earnings reports, and a drop in durable goods orders shook investors’ confidence in the economic outlook for 2015.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted at the open, and was lately down more than 350 points. One week after a market surge nearly wiped out all of market’s losses for the year, the blue-chip index is now more than 500 points below …

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Watch Kim Kardashian Mock Herself Perfectly in a Super Bowl Ad

T-Mobile’s Super Bowl ad stars “Kim Kardashian, Famous Person” discussing a very serious matter.

“Each month millions of gigs of unused data are taken back by wireless companies. Tragic,” she says over somber PSA-style music. “Data you paid for that could be used to see my makeup, my backhand, my outfits, my vacations and my outfits. Sadly all lost. Please, help save the data.”

What follows is an ad that could be for T-Mobile’s Data Stash program or for Kardashian’s new book, appropriately titled Selfie.

Last year T-Mobile did a text-only ad that ended with the message: “Maybe next …

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Here’s How McDonald’s Makes Its Egg McMuffins

McDonald’s is continuing its skepticism tour by answering the most obvious questions about its most basic, yet questionable, foods. In a series of new videos, the fast food giant has teamed up with MythBusters co-host Grant Imahara to answer important queries like, “Is the McRib made of actual food?” And, “Are the fries even made out of potatoes?”

Now the beloved Egg McMuffin is getting the transparency treatment as Imahara asks, “Do McDonald’s egg McMuffins use real eggs?”

(Enter literal poultry farm.)

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Your Email Is Killing You: 9 Ways to Survive

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Question: If you believe that email can be a productivity killer for your employees, what strategies have you implemented as a manager to make sure that your people do not get bogged down from accomplishing “real” work?

Standardize Subject Lines

“Client requests often come in at all hours of the day, and in order to ensure we can work on projects and not just respond to email all day, we like to use “URGENT” and “FYI” in our subject lines. This helps identify issues that need to be addressed immediately and notifies us of emails that can wait until a

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