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Patt Morrison for February 16, 2011




A report out last week from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the Federal Aviation Administration is far outspending its pocketbook.
A report out last week from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the Federal Aviation Administration is far outspending its pocketbook.
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The Federal Aviation Administration is having its share of troubles: the reserve fund is running low, airlines may be trying to loosen safety regulations, and air traffic controllers’ mistakes are on the rise. What the FAA blues mean for the flying public. Also, how do we figure out what something is worth? Why is saving $20 on a hundred dollar item more exciting than saving 20 bucks on a thousand dollar item? Who would pay nearly a thousand dollars for an iPhone app flashing "I am rich"? The author of "The Price of Everything" does the math, next time at one o’clock.