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Apr 25, 2013

Flight delayed due to furloughs? Here’s what to do

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Furloughs of air traffic controllers because of U.S. government spending cuts are leading to flight delays and cancelations.

The Federal Aviation Agency logged 1,200 delays related to the sequester on Monday and 1,025 on Tuesday – in addition to 1,400 and 975 delays for other more usual reasons such as bad weather or aircraft maintenance problems on those days.

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Drivers, start your gadgets

By Mitch Lipka

(Reuters) – Can a little device plugged into a port under your car’s dashboard help you drive better, save money and diagnose your car’s troubles? That’s the premise behind some new smartphone-linked gadgets, including one launched last week by Verizon Wireless and Delphi Automotive LLP.

Think of them as high-tech translators that let you and your car understand each other. The maker of one, Automatic Labs Inc., in San Francisco claims its device can help cut your gasoline spending by as much as a third.

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Apr 2, 2013

YOUR MONEY: Drivers, start your gadgets

April 2 (Reuters) – Can a little device plugged into a port
under your car’s dashboard help you drive better, save money and
diagnose your car’s troubles? That’s the premise behind some new
smartphone-linked gadgets, including one launched last week by
Verizon Wireless and Delphi Automotive LLP.

Think of them as high-tech translators that let you and your
car understand each other. The maker of one, Automatic Labs
Inc., in San Francisco claims its device can help cut your
gasoline spending by as much as a third.

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      "Mitch Lipka is editor of TheConsumerChronicle.com and is a veteran consumer columnist, editor and reporter. Most recently, he led a 10-person consumer reporting team at AOL’s personal finance channel, WalletPop.com. He received the 2010 New York Press Club award for best consumer writing on the web and is the 2011 Best Friend honoree from Kids in Danger for his work covering child product safety. Mitch has been a reporter and editor for more than 25 years and has worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Consumer Reports. The opinions expressed here are his own."
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