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Airlines collected record baggage fees in 2012

NEW YORK — U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year — the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago. Passengers shouldn’t expect a break anytime soon. Those ...

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Revised govt formula shows new poverty high: 49.1M

WASHINGTON — New census estimates show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than previously known — reaching a new level of 49.1 million, or 16 percent. The numbers released Monday are a new supplemental poverty measure aimed ...

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‘Flag’ auction could set record for Johns work

NEW YORK CITY — Jasper Johns’ iconic painting of the American flag, in the collection of the late best-selling author Michael Crichton, could set a new auction record for the artist at a sale Tuesday evening at Christie’s.

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Clean energy patents set record in 2009

The number of U.S. clean energy technology patents reached an all-time high in 2009. Last year, 1,125 such patents were granted by the U.S. Patent and Technology Office, topping 2008’s total by 200.

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