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Airlines’ hidden inflation: They pepper you with fees. Here are some ways to lower your flight costs.

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Prices seem to be rising everywhere you look. From a dozen eggs to a gallon of gas, common products are more expensive now than they used to be. Even so, over the last decade until this year, airline prices were a notable exception to rising costs. According …

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Airlines’ hidden inflation: They pepper you with fees. Here are some ways to lower your flight costs.

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Prices seem to be rising everywhere you look. From a dozen eggs to a gallon of gas, common products are more expensive now than they used to be. Even so, over the last decade until this year, airline prices were a notable exception to rising costs. According …

Airlines’ hidden inflation: They pepper you with fees. Here are some ways to lower your flight costs. Read More »

Semiconductor ETFs climb despite fears of an industry ‘down cycle,’ Pelosi trips to Taiwan

Battered exchange-traded funds focused on semiconductor stocks were trading higher Tuesday afternoon, despite concerns about a “down cycle” in the sector and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to major chip-producer Taiwan. The SPDR S&P Semiconductor XSD ETF, +0.99% was up 1.2% Tuesday afternoon, while the VanEck Semiconductor ETF SMH, +0.06% and iShares Semiconductor ETF …

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Two years after the airline bailout, what are consumers getting?

When the 2008 financial crisis roiled banks, the federal government jumped in with an enormous bailout effort. Two years later, Congress slapped the industry with a sweeping set of reforms and important consumer protections. That made sense. The government is by the people and for the people, after all. So bailing out banks meant that …

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Airline Stocks Have Tumbled. One Answer: the Upsell.

Illustration by Elias Stein Text size Americans are traveling this summer as if they’d been locked at home for years. Despite that, airline stocks are trading down as carriers grapple with labor woes, airport congestion, record fuel prices, grumpy passengers, and recession fears. In the past month, analysts have cut major airlines’ earnings-per-share estimates. Result: …

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