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MID-DAY UPDATE: Shipping threats and TSA regulations

Katharine Crnko Nov 1, 2010

Following Friday’s mail-bomb scare in London, shipping and cargo industries respond to the idea of new threats. How will these changes affect consumers, and how will they change the business of air cargo?

Also in airline news — U.S. airlines are now required to collect a new set of personal information from passengers before they board a flight. A new Transportation Security Administration rule now mandates airlines to collect a passenger’s full name, date of birth, and gender.

Today marks the end of a 84-year tradition: Pontiac’s contract with General Motors expired last night. The last Pontiac vehicle came out of the factory nearly eleven months ago, but GM will still honor Pontiac warranties.

In the middle of the economic recession, we all looked for something consistent to invest in. In Chicago you can now invest in rain futures. Do you think you know more than the weatherman?

As you regret the mass-amounts of Halloween candy you no-doublably ate last night, consider this new piece, explaining the boom in expense adult Halloween costumes.

Brazil elected their first female president — Dilma Rousseff. She’s no stranger to Brazilian politics, and she will now control one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Incomes are down for the first time in more than a year, and spending has also fallen. What does this mean for the recession, and for the election?

A new study out of Britain says that alcohol is more harmful to society than the illegal drugs cocaine and heroin.

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