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Charlie Crist calls for investigation into United Airlines

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Congressman Charlie Crist says he’s heard complaints from constituents about price gouging from United Airlines, and he’s written a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao asking her to investigate. “While I understand the fundamental economic principle of supply and demand, no company engaged in interstate commerce should exploit an emergency to take advantage of the people,” the Pinellas County Democrat writes.

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Blake Dowling: Look out for hackers (and the government)

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What now? More breaches. More leaks. Internet carriers selling your data? Hackers coming at us like United Airlines security? (For an interesting read, see Nader v. Airlines 1972) So you are worried about hackers, and — of course — the National Security Agency is watching (and logging) you surf on or Or are you stressing because you might be in the World-Check database (bet on it — just by being an elected official, because it may consider you…

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14th anniversary of 9/11 attacks brings memories, moments of silence

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Bells tolled Friday as New York City held moments of silence to observe the times hijacked planes struck the towers of the World Trade Center 14 years ago. Families of victims and others of the 2001 and 1993 World Trade Center attacks began reading names Friday at ground zero. Nereida Valle carried a photo of her daughter, Nereida DeJesus, who was 31 and working for Aon when she died on the 98th floor of the south tower. Says the mother…

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Jet fuel tax changes looking poised to pass Senate

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A proposal by state Sen. Anitere Flores to bring some finality to a long-simmering legislative food fight between major airline carriers like United Airlines and Delta and their smaller upstart rivals operating in Florida is getting closer to taking off from the Capitol Building and landing in the Governor’s Mansion to await the approval of Gov. Rick Scott. The legislation — which seeks to end an existing exemption to state taxes on jet fuel consumption — is currently in for a layover…

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