JetBlue will soon offer free carry-on bags for Blue Basic fares

JetBlue will soon offer free carry-on bags for Blue Basic fares

(NEW YORK) -- Many travelers are taking tips from TikTok packing carry-on bags as efficiently as possible to avoid checked baggage fees, and while some airlines still charge for smaller roll aboard suitcases depending on your fare class, JetBlue just announced plans to drop the fee entirely.Starting September 6, all…
Bugatti unveils the $4.1M Tourbillon hybrid hypercar

Bugatti unveils the $4.1M Tourbillon hybrid hypercar

(NEW YORK) -- Welcome to the new era of electrification.Bugatti, the 115-year-old French marque known for its powerful W16 engines, unveiled its first electrified hypercar, the Tourbillon, on Thursday at the company's atelier in Molsheim.A naturally aspirated V16 engine and three electric motors replace the prodigious W16 powerplant and four…
USDA pauses avocado, mango inspections in Mexican state due to security concerns

USDA pauses avocado, mango inspections in Mexican state due to security concerns

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has temporarily paused any new exports of mangoes and avocados out of Michoacán, Mexico after an incident that reportedly sparked security concerns for its safety inspectors on the ground.A spokesman for the agency said Monday that the inspection program will remain paused…
Apple scraps its Apple Pay Later service

Apple scraps its Apple Pay Later service

(NEW YORK) -- Apple has announced it is scrapping Apple Pay Later, the company's buy now, pay later service that launched last year.In a statement, Apple said users instead will be able to apply for installment loans via credit cards, debit cards and lenders when checking out with Apple Pay later this…
Fed holds interest rates steady at 23-year high

Fed holds interest rates steady at 23-year high

(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Reserve decided to hold its benchmark interest rate steady on Wednesday, prolonging an aggressive fight against inflation despite fresh data hours earlier that showed a slight cooldown of price increases.At seven consecutive meetings spanning nearly a year, the Fed has opted to hold rates steady in…
Inflation eased slightly in May, outperforming economists’ expectations

Inflation eased slightly in May, outperforming economists’ expectations

(WASHINGTON) -- Consumer prices rose 3.3% in May compared to a year ago, easing slightly from the previous month and outperforming economists' expectations.The data arrived hours before the Federal Reserve is set to announce a decision about whether to move its benchmark interest rate.Price increases have slowed significantly from a…
Fed expected to hold rates steady in fight against stubborn inflation

Fed expected to hold rates steady in fight against stubborn inflation

(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will announce its latest decision on interest rates, just hours after fresh inflation data is set to reveal the status of the central bank's fight to slow price increases.At six consecutive meetings spanning nearly a year, the Fed has opted to hold rates…