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3 years 10 months ago

Flight delays cost passengers $16.7B

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...

4 years 1 month ago

Dam fails in Iowa floods

Flooding from the Maquoketa River after an eastern Iowa dam failed has damaged dozens of homes and businesses, causing millions of dollars in damage in Monticello, a city official said Sunday. The Lake Delhi dam failed Saturday as rising floodwater from the Maquoketa River ate a 30-foot-wide hole in...

4 years 1 month ago

Congress looks at untaxed airline fees

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...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado completes stimulus apartment project

Colorado was the first state to tap into a pot of federal stimulus money for affordable housing. Now the Denver Garden Apartments are ready for occupancy. The apartments will be available for low-income seniors. Colorado used $14 million from the Tax Credit Assistance Program to renovate the apartments....

4 years 4 months ago

Congress targets Pentagon waste, inefficiency

The House is demanding that the Pentagon improve how it acquires goods and services, saying that cutting down on waste and abuse can save taxpayers billions of dollars. Legislation passed by the House requires the Defense Department to adopt better business practices such as monitoring purchases to ensure that...

4 years 6 months ago

Denver museum gets $8 million donation

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has received the largest donation in its history - $8 million for a new building. The museum announced the donation Monday from the Morgridge Family Foundation. The money will build a new 40,000-square-foot, three-story Science Engagement Center for children. The museum...

4 years 9 months ago

Slew of offshore tax evaders settle with IRS

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...

4 years 9 months ago

Millions may have to repay part of tax credit

More than 15 million taxpayers could unexpectedly owe taxes when they file their federal returns next spring because the government was too generous with their new Making Work Pay tax credit. The Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration issued a report Monday saying that taxpayers are at risk...

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