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Couple on way to wedding kicked off United flight

Couple on way to wedding kicked off United flight

However, row 21 in a Boeing 737-800 is considered "economy plus" and deemed an upgrade from regular economy. The couple was asked to return to their original seats after first requesting an upgrade. United offered them a discounted rate at a hotel for Saturday night and rebooked them for a Sunday morning flight. But when Michael and Amber sat in their seats, a flight attendant asked them if they are sitting in their designated seats, and when they told her no, she asked them to return to ...


Volkswagen profit jumps on new vehicles, cost controls

Volkswagen profit jumps on new vehicles, cost controls

VW said group operating profits would likely come in at €4.4 billion ($4.7 billion), a 28% improvement from the same period a year ago if confirmed when the group releases its full earnings statement on May 3. Volkswagen confirmed its operating-profit outlook and said it continued to expect full-year operating return on sales to be between 6.0% and 7.0%.


Analyst's Viewpoints: Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s (MPW)

Analyst's Viewpoints: Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s (MPW)

Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust. The number of shares now held by investors is 320.93 Million. Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s (MPW) witnessed a gain of 1.65% in recent trading period with closing price of $ 14.13.



Netflix on the verge of hitting 100 million ... 6:50 pm Mon

The world's biggest paid video service signed 4.95 million new customers last quarter, less than the 5.49 million analysts were expecting. An analyst from Wedbush Securities said that the boom of smartphones and tablet devices paved the way for people to watch and stream video anywhere, especially with the ability to download content for offline watching.



United Air CEO Calls Dragging Incident a 'Humbling Experience'

Other airlines are also taking a harder look at their overbooking policies in the wake of the United incident, where passenger David Dao was roughly treated by airport security, including having two of his teeth knocked out, after refusing to give up his seat on the flight to Louisville, Ky.


'Suspicious substance' found at Woodleigh MRT Station

'Suspicious substance' found at Woodleigh MRT Station

SCDF officers in protective clothing were seen at the station entrance. Assistant station manager Mailyn B Carriaga told Channel NewsAsia that white powder (pictured below) had been found in three to four places at the station's concourse area.