A government-funded study says airline flight delays cost passengers a lot more than grief - $16.7 billion more, to be precise.
That's the price a study delivered Monday to the Federal Aviation Administration puts on the cost to passengers for flight delays in 2007. That was the latest year... more »
Students dropping out of college after just one year are costing taxpayers billions of dollars, a new report says.
States appropriated almost $6.2 billion to four-year colleges and universities between 2003 and 2008 to help pay for the education of students who did not return for year two, the... more »
Oil company BP says that the cost of dealing with the Gulf of Mexico spill has now reached nearly $4 billion.
The company, which last week managed to place a temporary cap on the leak, said Monday it has made payments totaling $207 million to settle individual claims for... more »
All those extra fees that consumers are paying to fly add up to billions of dollars for the nation's airlines and a House panel is taking a closer look.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics says airlines collected $7.8 billion last year in ancillary fees -- more than a third... more »
More than 14,700 U.S. taxpayers came forward to disclose billions in offshore bank accounts in 70 countries under a voluntary Internal Revenue Service program allowing most to avoid criminal prosecution as long as they pay what they owe, IRS officials said Tuesday.
A flood of people came forward in... more »
The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard Madoff's assets says more $530 million has been paid so far to victims of the disgraced financier's massive fraud. Trustee Irving Picard said in a briefing on Wednesday that he had identified $21.2 billion in losses in about 2,300 customer accounts. The money... more »
It can take years to build a reputation. Now Toyota has to wonder and worry how quickly an image can be shattered.
This should have been a great year for the Japanese maker, which knocked down king-of-the-hill General Motors in late 2008 to become the world's best-selling automaker. But... more »