4 catches with basic economy airfares

Major airlines like Delta, United, and American are adding “basic economy” seats to more and more flights, to compete with the growing threat from discount airlines. But does basic economy really save your money, or could it be a false economy? Sounds great, but some catches Deep discount airlines have certainly shaken the airline industry. Frontier, Allegiant and Spirit are […]

Read more

Stick with stocks because economy’s in a ‘sweet spot’

Closely followed strategist Jim Paulsen told CNBC on Thursday that investors should stick with stocks because the economy is in a “sweet spot.” “We’re in a really good sweet spot of being able to generate broad-based economic growth without creating any inflation or interest rate pressures,” the chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group said on ” Squawk Box .” […]

Read more

How workers are navigating the growing Gig Economy in Miami

Tiffany Zadi creates leather shoulder bags, totes, accessories and jewelry. While trolling thrift shops for materials she’ll recycle for her fashions, she’ll snatch up vintage finds and resell them through Etsy. The Little Havana resident also teaches piano to several students, and lately she’s been leading handicraft “experiences” for small groups through Airbnb. Joseph Nay builds and designs websites, including […]

Read more

The economy really is getting better. Here are two key signs

Disney animator John Lasseter poses with characters from the Disney/Pixar film “Toy Story.” (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images) Forget the soaring stock market. Here’s the real evidence the U.S. economy is getting better: Food stamp usage is down, and spending on entertainment — everything from Netflix to Disney World trips — is up. The average American now spends more than $2,900 a year, a […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 5 102