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Baggage Fees Turn Five Years Old; Passengers Turn Blase

Baggage fees, first imposed in summer of 2008, helped financially desperate carriers stay aloft as the U.S. economy was spiraling down. Today, baggage fees are not only the norm but are heading higher still.

British Investigators Probe 787 Fire At Heathrow

Officials of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will look into why the Ethiopian Airlines plane caught fire as it sat empty at the gate. Investigators say it does not appear to be related to the battery, which had caused fires on other 787s.

Boeing Takes Another Hit With Fire On Plagued 787 Dreamliner

Boeing's stock plummeted more than 7 percent on news of another fire on board a 787 Dreamliner. The plane was on the ground at London's Heathrow Airport and no passengers were on board. It's not known yet whether the fire had anything to do with the troubled plane's battery or electric system.

Wal-Mart Threatens To Pull Out Of D.C. Over Wage Requirements

Wal-Mart says it will not build three of the six stores planned for Washington, D.C., after the city council passed a bill that would require the retailer to pay a wage nearly 50 percent higher than the city's minimum wage. Those three stores would be located in mostly low-income areas, with high unemployment and few places to shop. A similar situation once played out in Chicago.

More Problems On 787s Mean Turbulence For Boeing Stock

Shares in the aircraft maker were down sharply after reports that the aircraft experienced an "onboard internal fire" while on the ground.

Does The Canadian Rail Explosion Make Pipelines Look Safer?

The Canadian train tragedy is becoming Exhibit A in the political case for building pipelines, such as the proposed Keystone XL, as well as for opposing them. Meanwhile, energy companies have boosted rail shipments of oil in response to a surge in production.

Report: Beijing, Shanghai Among Worst Airports For Delays

Eight of the world's ten worst airports were in China, according to a new report by FlightStats.
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Analysis: Scandal On Gov. McDonnell's Finances Escalates

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the latest behind McDonnell's scandal, the District's Walmart dust-up, and Maryland's transportation projects.


Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?

Software entrepreneur Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. In his TED talk, he lays out the main problems and offers suggestions to make work work.

On The Economy: Inflation Accelerates; Fed Rumors Rise

A surge in the cost of gasoline fueled a sharp increase in wholesale prices last month. Meanwhile, Bloomberg News is reporting that former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers wants to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.