Bloomberg Report: Airline passenger complaints surge

Print
Email
|

by Jane King / Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 8 at 7:19 AM

Turns out the fat and cholesterol in steak aren't the only things bad for your heart. A study by the Cleveland Clinic says there's a substance called "carnitine" in meat, which turns into a compound that hardens arteries when you digest it. Even worse -- the report in "Nature Medicine" says the more meat you eat, the more efficient your body gets at manufacturing the compound. Researchers also say the use of carnitine as a dietary supplement should be looked at closely.

There's more relief for drivers. AAA says the average price for gas is now $3.60 a gallon. That's down $0.04 from last week and $0.11 from a month ago.

Airline passenger complaints are on the rise. As airlines shrink seats, the Associated Press says consumer complaints to the Department of Transportation surged by 20 percent last year, even though the record on arrival times and baggage handling improved. United Airlines had the highest number of complaints overall, and Southwest Airlines had the lowest. The industry is looking at making airline bathrooms even smaller, in order to squeeze in a few more seats.

Aluminum maker Alcoa unofficially kicks off a fresh earnings season after the closing bell Monday. Lower close for stocks Friday, on weaker-than-expected job creation.

And watch for President Obama's 2014 budget to ignite controversy. Among the proposals coming out Wednesday is a plan to increase the federal cigarette tax in order to fund pre-school programs.

 

Print
Email
|
 
Top Video
More Video