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Is organic chicken worth the price?

By Mitch Lipka

(Reuters) – Just because a chicken is labeled “organic” does not mean that the bird on your plate lived a bucolic farm life before you cooked it.

To officially be called “organic,” the animal must be fed organic food (grown with no pesticides), receive no antibiotics and be given access to the outdoors.

Jul 10, 2014
Jun 26, 2014

Is it worth $100 to skip airport security lines?

June 26 (Reuters) – Benet Wilson is one of the 2.5 million
Americans who have paid a yearly fee to skip security lines at
airports and thinks it’s worth every penny she paid for a
five-year membership in the Global Entry program offered by the
U.S. Customs and Border Protection department.

“It’s a beautiful thing,” says the 50-year-old frequent
flier, who writes the blog.

Jun 13, 2014

Why some bags are not going to fly this summer

June 13 (Reuters) – Jamming as much as possible into
carry-on luggage has become routine for travelers, considering
the fees many airlines charge for checking baggage. But those
bags may be barred from overhead bins this summer.

Some travelers are discovering that bags that once were
acceptable are now too big and must be checked.

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      "Mitch Lipka is editor of 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, 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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