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U.S. consumers may well remember the days, pre-2012, when shopping for an airline ticket was complicated by the airlines’ favored pricing scheme. Back then, an advertised $240 fare might suddenly turn out to be a $300 fare, given that taxes account for roughly 20 percent of the average domestic U.S. airfare. Passengers hated the system while the airlines – which hate price-comparison shoppers, because they drive down prices – embraced it. Fortunately, in 2012, the Department of Transportation imposed a rule requiring that the airlines advertise fares inclusive of the base fare, taxes and fees. Yet, notably, the rule didn’t prohibit the airlines from publishing the taxes and fees separately; it just required that they do so less prominently than the advertised, fully inclusive fare. The airlines, incensed at this pro-consumer bit of rulemaking, have been trying to overturn it ever since. more
Gas prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts dropped another 4 cents this week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.9 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in June, a somewhat less significant increase than the 2.1 percent jump in consumer prices nationally, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
As concerns about the impact of unrest in Iraq on the country’s oil production have abated, gas prices dropped another 4 cents this week in Rhode Island and fell 5 cents in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Harsh winter weather affected R.I. Public Transit Authority ridership in January, causing a 19 percent drop. more
Work has begun on a $6.9 million upgrade to the entrance plaza and traffic pattern for Providence Station, where several thousand commuters each day access Amtrak or Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains. more
More gun-toting travelers are caught at airports in Texas than in any other state, as inspectors across the U.S. find firearms and ammunition sewn into shirtcuffs and tucked among bags of kitty litter. more
Rhode Island is the eighth most expensive state to insure a car, according to Insure.com. more
For the fifth week in a row, gasoline prices have increased in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
Today’s snowfall is expected to bring up to four inches of snow in parts of Rhode Island, according to the National Weather Service. more
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