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Apr 15, 2014

Upgrade policy changes last straw for some frequent flyers

By Mitch Lipka

(Reuters) – For business flyers like Adam Kubryk, who is on the road about 200 days a year, one of the perks of flying often and using the same airline regularly is getting upgraded from coach to business class when a seat is available.

But now when he flies on Delta Air Lines on some of his more frequent work-related routes, he has lost that key perk and it is making him mad enough to ditch the airline and take his frequent flyer miles elsewhere.

Apr 9, 2014
Apr 1, 2014
Mar 31, 2014

Parents get do-over for in-app purchases by kids

By Mitch Lipka

(Reuters) – Although Seana Mulcahy considers herself tech savvy, she was thrown a bit when her 8-year-old son Logan not once, but twice, ran up charges using apps downloaded from Apple Inc’s online iTunes store.

The first time, he downloaded a free game and ended up spending about $60 before Mulcahy, 42, an internet advertising and marketing executive from Andover, Massachusetts, received a notification of the charges a couple of days later.

Mar 27, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 26, 2014

Your money: Getting the biggest caffeine buzz for your buck

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Not all coffee is created – or brewed – equally.

Caffeine levels in coffee can vary sharply, which means it matters where you go if you are looking for a pick-me-up.

Mar 26, 2014

Getting the biggest caffeine buzz for your buck

NEW YORK, March 26 (Reuters) – Not all coffee is created -
or brewed – equally.

Caffeine levels in coffee can vary sharply, which means it
matters where you go if you are looking for a pick-me-up.

Mar 25, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
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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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