PRICE

The price is wrong – but are you right?

My patience was running thin.

I’d picked up a pack of Flair pens at a great price to use as prizes at a junior high volunteer event. Just $4.79 per packet, according to the tag. But the Walmart register begged to differ. It displayed the price as $6.29.

Who’s right?
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Don’t be fooled a sexy six-figure salary – you’ll pay the price

Young people are flocking to big, expensive cities, according to data crunched by housing market information service RealtyTrac, and that might not be the greatest of ideas.

If you look at the chart below, you will see that young folks are moving to the Washington D.C. area, which occupies three of the top 10 counties where high percentages of millennials are moving in. They are also moving to places like San Francisco, Denver, and New York.

That’s probably not much of a surprise: Young adults go where opportunity is.
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Attention shoppers: beware of the naughty nines

After spending three hours body-checking other shoppers in pursuit of the best prices on a blustery February afternoon, my head’s spinning with numbers — one in particular. When I close my eyes, all I can see are 9s with a leading dot.

Egad! Could a simple, innocent combination of characters be the true source of all my shopping frustration?
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Will new bill let airlines hide ticket prices?

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At best, the proposed Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, a bipartisan bill introduced this month in Congress, would open a window into the many taxes and mandatory fees attached to your airline ticket — charges that the airline industry believes you should know about.

At worst, the proposed law would give airlines a license to quote an artificially low ticket price, undoing years of regulatory efforts to require the display of a full fare. And if the bill passes, critics fear that an airline could quote you an initial base ticket price, minus any taxes and government fees, leaving you with the mistaken impression that your total airfare is far cheaper than it is.
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