Bloomberg Business Report: Flight delays pile up after FAA budget cuts

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by Jane King / Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 7:36 AM

Brace for delays if you're flying anywhere today. The FAA is expected to continue to keep planes on the ground at some of the nation's busiest airports again as budget cuts result in a shortage of air traffic controllers. The Transportation Department says it's so bad, it's even considering suspending enforcement of rules designed to prevent passengers from being stuck on the tarmac.

Meantime, get ready to pay more sales tax when you shop online. The Senate may hold a final vote later this week on a bill that would let states nationwide collect taxes on out-of state sellers, like Amazon is already doing in some states. The bill may face an uphill battle in the House, but it does have the support of President Obama.

Are you hooked on Netflix's new horror series? Netflix says it signed up more than 2 million new customers last quarter and says its new scary series "Hemlock Grove" is already beating viewing records set by its political drama "House of Cards."

Pizza Hut and Xbox Live maker Microsoft are planning to introduce a "game changing" ordering app. It will let gamers purchase physical goods, like anything on the Pizza Hut menu, using their gaming console. USA Today says through May 6, gamers who order with the downloadable app will get a 15 percent discount.

 

 

 

 

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