PODCAST: Delta makes elite eliter, Ninja gigs are hard to come by
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American markets are closed for the MLK holiday, but traders were at work around the globe today. And they had key news to trade on: on Friday, House Republicans proposed raising the debt ceiling for three months, preventing the budget clash that was expected in a few weeks — at least temporarily.
Airlines want their elite flyers happy because they buy the most expensive tickets. If lines get too long or lounges too packed, supertravelers go elsewhere. So Delta’s trying a new strategy: Make elite eliter.
There’s no box for “ninja” at the employment office, but it is a real job, if not the best career path. They do exist, but their numbers are small and the gigs are just part-time these days.
Wealthy crime-fighters take note. $4.6 million dollars is the going rate for a Batmobile. That’s what Batman’s car from the 1960s TV version went for at auction over the weekend. That Batmobile was made from a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, and the car’s creator sold it.
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