Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation – KOMO News

FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Google and Facebook are being ordered by a Washington state judge to pay $455,000 for a campaign finance violation case, Ferguson said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — Google and Facebook are being ordered by a Washington state judge to pay $455,000 for a campaign finance violation case, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday.

Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said.

State prosecutors claimed that the companies violated a law requiring the companies to maintain detailed records about who is paying for online political ads on their platforms.

Facebook spokeswoman Beth Gautier said the company was pleased to resolve the matter.

“We’re working hard to protect election integrity and prevent foreign interference. We believe all ads should be transparent on Facebook and aren’t waiting for legislation to authorize political advertisers and house these ads in a public archive,” Gautier said.

Google couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Tuesday but the company said in June shortly after the lawsuits were filed that it would stop participation in political ads.

Google said in a statement then: “We take transparency and disclosure of political ads very seriously which is why we have decided to pause state and local election ads in Washington, starting June 7, while we assess the amended campaign disclosure law and ensure that our systems are built to comply with the new requirements.”

The lawsuits came after the state’s Public Disclosure Commission issued regulations related to a new law and passed an emergency rule that clarified that digital ad companies like Google and Facebook are subject to state law requiring them to maintain publicly available information about political ads, just like television stations and other media.

“Whether you are a small-town newspaper or a large corporation, Washington’s political advertising disclosure laws apply to everyone,” Ferguson said in a statement.

Commercial advertisers are expected to provide information as requested by the public but the state said Facebook and Google denied 2017 municipal election political advertising records to The Stranger newspaper when it sought them.

Ferguson said the companies failed to maintain those kinds of records.

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Boeing CFO cites strong demand for planes and services as reasons for buyback boost – CNBC

Strong demand for aircraft, plane parts and services and defense products led manufacturer Boeing to boost its dividend and share buyback programs on Monday, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Greg Smith, tells CNBC.

Boeing’s board of directors voted Monday to raise the company’s quarterly dividend by 20 percent in 2019, bringing it to $2.05 per share. The board also approved a $20 billion share buyback program, replacing its prior authorization of $18 billion from last December.

The moves were seen as a sign of confidence in Boeing’s business, which produced a record amount of commercial airplanes by the end of this year’s third quarter and has exceeded cash flow expectations. In the last five years, Boeing has repurchased about 230 million shares and increased its dividend by about 325 percent.

“We’ve got about 5,800 airplanes in backlog, which is about seven years of production,” Smith told CNBC’s Jim Cramer in an exclusive interview. “As we look beyond that, there’s a need for 43,000 aircraft over the next 20 years. So we see a continued growing market, and part of that growing market is a replacement element. And this is about having the right products and services in the marketplace to win.”

Boeing has also been investing in “productivity and innovation” and winning multi-billion-dollar contracts with the U.S. Armed Forces, both major positives when it comes the company’s long-term prospects, Smith said Tuesday.

“We’ve been making significant investments in the business around productivity and innovation to ensure that we’ve got the right products and services in the market, not just for today, but in that 43,000 aircraft market combined with a service growth market and a defense market to win,” he said on “Mad Money.” “That’s what’s giving us the confidence.”

Smith also brushed off lingering concerns about Boeing’s business in China, which accounts for roughly a quarter of the manufacturer’s airplane orders.

“There’s a need there for about 7,700 aircraft over the next 20 years, and we’ve been working in China for about 50 years,” he told Cramer. “And then, just drilling down on the fundamentals within the country, the growth in the middle class and that 10 percent of the population has a passport, we see continued, great opportunities there and a portfolio that can meet those needs within that market over the long term.”

When asked whether other airlines would step up if China’s demand for planes tapers as a result of trade tensions with the United States, Smith said “we’ve certainly got strong demand.”

Shares of the aerospace giant, which has a market value of $186.3 billion, rose more than 1 percent in after-hours trading Monday and another 3.77 percent in Tuesday’s session.

Boeing’s stock is up more than 11 percent year to date, with shares settling Tuesday at $328.06. In late November, Wall Street firm Cowen said Boeing was its No. 1 stock for 2019 because airplane production is in a “sweet spot” and set a $445 price target.

In October, Boeing’s third-quarter earnings and revenue results topped analysts’ estimates, with revenue topping forecasts by more than $1 billion. The company also raised its full-year 2018 earnings guidance.

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Fed needs to take ‘wait-and-see’ approach to rate hikes for stocks to get a ‘sustained’ rally: Cramer – CNBC

The stock market’s early-day rally on Tuesday was a “dress rehearsal” for what could happen if the Federal Reserve says Wednesday that it will take a “wait-and-see” approach on its interest rate policy, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said as stocks reversed into the close.

“Mad Money,” has argued in recent months that while the U.S. economy can likely handle one more hike, the Fed’s previous projection of three more hikes in 2019 could dramatically slow business.

And while stocks rallied Tuesday morning for the reasons Cramer said could turn the market around, the Fed’s upcoming meeting, “above all,” will determine whether the market can mount a “sustained advance,” he said.

“Today was a dress rehearsal for the kind of rally we can get if the Fed does the right thing tomorrow and repudiates the idea that we need a series of rate hikes in 2019, not just one more tomorrow,” Cramer said Tuesday. “If we get the Fed on board, expect more positive action like we had this morning before the market gave up much of its gains.”

Here are the possible outcomes he sees from the Federal Open Market Committee’s pivotal two-day confab:

First, the Fed could very well stand by its previously stated agenda of three more hikes in 2019 due to strong employment trends.

“That would be completely disastrous,” Cramer said. “Call it the ‘Grizzly Man’ scenario because it ends with us getting devoured by the bears.”

Second, the Fed could put through the widely expected December rate hike, but say it will wait and see about the rest, citing “the collapse in oil prices,” the “Mad Money” host said.

“This is the rational approach, and if the Fed takes it, we could neutralize the bears among us,” he said.

Third, the Fed could announce that it will not tighten rates again because of the already slowing economy. Cramer said this possibility was unlikely because, as an independent institution, the Fed would be hesitant to cave to President Donald Trump’s requests for this exact move.

“Bizarrely enough, this is a tough outcome to parse. While no rate hike would be the best result for the economy, and a lot of investors would be appeased, I think there’d be a cohort of money managers who panic because they take their cue from the Fed, and no rate hike means things are much worse than many of these guys seem to believe,” he said.

“Remember, if we’re going to get a sustained bounce, we need one thing above all others: after the rate hike everyone’s expecting tomorrow, the Fed needs to make it clear that they’ll wait and see rather than continuing to tighten,” Cramer continued. “Without it, it’s very hard to get a sustained advance.”

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Former Disney COO Tom Staggs Emerges as Top Candidate for CBS CEO Job – The Wall Street Journal


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Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs has emerged as a top candidate to become


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new chief executive, people familiar with the matter said, as the network tries to move past months of uncertainty and upheaval since the departure of Leslie Moonves over allegations of sexual harassment.

The interest in Mr. Staggs has been informally conveyed to the executive, who left


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in 2016 when it became clear he wouldn’t succeed Robert Iger as


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chief executive, the people said.

Mr. Staggs is first on the list—which includes about 10 people—“by a reasonably wide margin,” one of the people said.

Wooing him could be challenging. When he was approached weeks ago, Mr. Staggs expressed reservations but remained open to further discussions, people close to the parties said.

Other potential candidates for the CEO position include


CEO and CBS director Brian Goldner and Starz Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Hirsch, a person close to the process said. Mr. Goldner’s contract with Hasbro expires in 2022, and a noncompete agreement prevents him from moving to an entertainment company that is primarily directed toward children and families.

CBS interim CEO Joe Ianniello is also a candidate. CBS interim Chairman Strauss Zelnick took himself out of consideration earlier this month.

Former senior Time Warner executives John Martin and Olaf Olafsson are also among those who have had informal contact about the job, people familiar with the matter said. HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler also was sounded out but indicated he wasn’t interested, the people said.

The CEO search comes in the aftermath of busted merger talks between CBS and its sister media company


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Shari Redstone, president of National Amusements Inc., the controlling shareholder of CBS and Viacom, has previously pushed for a merger. Earlier this year, she agreed to not seek a combination as part of a settlement with CBS, which had moved to break free of National Amusements.

If the two companies do combine, that would seemingly force either Viacom CEO Bob Bakish or the new chief of CBS to relinquish their title.

The CBS board is considering how to sweeten an offer for Mr. Staggs, one of the people familiar with the matter said. One possibility that could appeal to Mr. Staggs and other candidates of his stature is if the position was executive chairman and CEO, a person close to the company said.

The CEO and chairman jobs have been open since Mr. Moonves’s exit in September. Mr. Ianniello, CBS’s chief operating officer, is currently serving as interim CEO. Mr. Zelnick, the CEO of

Take-Two Interactive Software

is serving as interim chairman.

Mr. Staggs hasn’t met with Ms. Redstone, who is also vice chairman of CBS, people familiar with the matter said.

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when Mr. Staggs stepped down in 2016, after learning that Mr. Iger and the rest of the board had decided to widen the search for Mr. Iger’s successor to include more candidates, The Wall Street Journal reported at the time.

CBS’s board, which has six new members since Mr. Moonves was forced out, retained the search firm

Korn Ferry

to find a permanent chief executive.

CBS’s board said Monday that Mr. Moonves wouldn’t receive any of his $120 million severance package because he breached his employment contract and failed to cooperate fully with a probe into the matter. The board is now seeking to pivot to the successor search with hopes of naming a CEO in next year’s first quarter, a person with knowledge of the board’s thinking said.

The investigation that led the board to deny Mr. Moonves his $120 million severance payment also looked at CBS’s overall culture. While the CBS board on Monday said investigators determined that harassment and retaliation aren’t pervasive at CBS, they found the company’s “historical policies, practices and structures have not reflected a high institutional priority on preventing harassment and retaliation.”

The investigation’s findings were presented orally to CBS board members on Dec. 10. The board held a conference call a week later to vote on the circumstances of Mr. Moonves’s termination.

Directors who have been appointed since Mr. Moonves’s departure were “incredibly adamant and had been for weeks that they cannot pay [Moonves] a cent,” a person familiar with the board’s deliberations said.

Mr. Moonves’s exit package allows him to pursue arbitration. A spokesman for Mr. Moonves didn’t respond to a request for comment on Tuesday about what actions the former CEO might take in pursuit of some or all of his severance package.

Mr. Moonves’s lawyer Andrew Levander said Monday the CBS board’s conclusions were “foreordained and without merit.” He reiterated that Mr. Moonves “vehemently denies any nonconsensual sexual relations and cooperated extensively and fully with investigators.”

In a memo to staff on Monday, Mr. Ianniello said the conclusion of the probe “does not mean that our work is done, or that we don’t have significant improvements that will continue to be made. Our commitment to a safe, collaborative and inclusive workplace is ongoing, and remains a top priority for us.”

The investigation also looked into CBS News in the wake of “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose’s firing last year after allegations of harassment and improper behavior during his career. Mr. Rose said he had behaved “insensitively” at times but also said he did not believe “that all of these allegations are accurate.”

“60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager was also investigated after allegations of misconduct were made in a New Yorker article that he denied. Mr. Fager was let go by CBS after sending a message to a CBS reporter covering the story that was interpreted as threatening.

CBS News President David Rhodes is in the process of naming new leadership for “60 Minutes” and the network’s morning show, which has seen ratings decline since Mr. Rose’s departure. Mr. Rhodes’s own contract with the network is up at the end of February, people familiar with the matter said.

Since Mr. Moonves’s departure, Mr. Ianniello has made several leadership changes including promoting Showtime Networks Chief Executive David Nevins to chief creative officer for the entire company, giving him programming oversight of the broadcast network as well as its cable channels.

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WATCH: Ex-NASA Engineer Creates Stinky Glitter Bomb For Package Thieves – CBS Denver

(CNN) — Revenge is sweet. But Mark Rober’s glitter bomb trap for package thieves proves it can be a bit messy, too. Rober is clearly a smart guy; a former NASA engineer, he worked on the Mars Curiosity rover. But for anyone who’s gotten a package stolen off a doorstep, he’s now a hero.

“Something needs to be done to take a stance against dishonest punks like this,” Rober said in a now-viral YouTube video.

After having a package stolen from his doorstep, Rober decided to use his engineering background to serve up some retribution on would-be thieves.

“If anyone was going to make a revenge bait package and over-engineer the crap out of it, it was going to be me,” he said.

glitter bomb designer WATCH: Ex NASA Engineer Creates Stinky Glitter Bomb For Package Thieves

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The package contained a device that looks like an Apple HomePod — that contained a pound of fine glitter plus some potent fart spray. The glitter would burst out when opened; the latter would spray five times, every 30 seconds.

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But Robert went one step further — including four phones recording the thieves’ reactions. A GPS tracker in the phones would let him know where a package ultimately ended up.

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If he couldn’t recover the package, the video would at least automatically upload to the cloud. Once completed, he slapped a packing label addressed from the “Home Alone” character Kevin McCallister to movie villains Harry and Marv — a nice, figurative bow on the present.

Then Rober just needed to wait and let the package rain pain.

In the YouTube video, some “victims” opened packages in their cars, with glitter being tossed into every nook and cranny. Others opened packages in their houses; one even was even filmed trying to vacuum the mess up.

Still, package thieves remain a problem; click here for some tips on how to prevent package theft.

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CBS Is Footing Moonves’s Legal Bills, Giving Him an Incentive to Fight – The New York Times

CBS’s board was emphatic this week that the ousted chief executive Leslie Moonves “will not receive any severance payment,” slamming the door on his quest to collect $120 million.

Case closed?

Hardly. In the arcane world of chief executive contracts and compensation policies, this legal battle may only be beginning.

The issue is “far from over,” Mr. Moonves said Tuesday in an interview with Agenda, a corporate governance newsletter. Mr. Moonves has the right to challenge the board’s decision in a confidential arbitration proceeding, and he could also sue for breach of contract. In the interview, Mr. Moonves said he hadn’t yet decided whether to pursue arbitration.

But why wouldn’t he? Under his termination agreement, reached when he left the company in September, CBS itself will be picking up the tab. The agreement stated explicitly that Mr. Moonves retains all rights of indemnification, “including advancement or payments of Executive’s expenses (including his attorneys fees).”

You read that right: CBS has been footing the bill for Mr. Moonves’s monthslong legal fight against CBS.

The Moonves legal team “could easily run up $20 million in fees for an arbitration at this level,” said Peter Henning, a law professor at Wayne State University and an expert on executive compensation (and a contributor to The New York Times). “I’d say that’s the low end. I could see it getting to the $40-$50 million range.”

CBS is also presumably racking up its own legal fees in the tens of millions of dollars. It has two high-priced law firms, Debevoise & Plimpton and Covington & Burling, investigating Mr. Moonves’s conduct and advising CBS’s board of directors.

“You get this bizarre result where the company essentially pays someone they fired to sue them,” Mr. Henning said. It gives Mr. Moonves “a lot of leverage.”

That’s because CBS is probably facing substantially more than $50 million in fees for law firms to represent itself, its board and Mr. Moonves. Even if CBS prevails in any litigation or arbitration with Mr. Moonves, the lofty fees mean it probably would be cheaper to simply settle.

Surely, though, CBS’s expensive legal talent can find a way to let the company wriggle off the hook for covering Mr. Moonves’s lawyer bills?

Not necessarily. Such indemnification clauses, as they’re known, have been repeatedly upheld by courts on the ground that they encourage people to join boards of directors and take on management jobs without fear of future liability. They’ve become standard for senior executives.

What’s unusual in the CBS case is that the company had the opportunity to cancel such a provision as part of Mr. Moonves’s termination agreement, especially since it was highly likely Mr. Moonves would use such legal fees to come after CBS.

CBS didn’t take advantage of that opportunity. The termination agreement with Mr. Moonves was negotiated over a hectic weekend by CBS’s board, which at the time included staunch defenders of Mr. Moonves who subsequently stepped down as directors.

Dana McClintock, a CBS spokesman, confirmed that the company had been paying Mr. Moonves’s legal fees and related costs at least until Monday, when he was fired for cause. (He previously had been in a state of legal purgatory, pushed out but not formally fired.)

Mr. Moonves’s lawyer, Andrew Levander, declined to comment.

Given his change in status, CBS could simply stop paying, but such efforts rarely succeed if challenged in court. Mr. Moonves would almost certainly sue to collect the fees — and CBS might have to pay the cost of that lawsuit, too.

In one recent example, Goldman Sachs refused to pay legal fees for Sergey Aleynikov, a computer programmer who was twice prosecuted for stealing code from the Wall Street firm. Goldman executives at the time were furious at having to pay to defend someone who, in their view, had stolen critical information.

Goldman ultimately prevailed, but not until it had paid to litigate the issue and also had to cover Mr. Aleynikov’s legal fees during that dispute. In theory Goldman could have sued Mr. Aleynikov to recoup the payments, but given his circumstances — his savings are gone and his life was “ruined,” his lawyer said — it hasn’t tried to do so. In the end, it would have been cheaper to simply pay Mr. Aleynikov’s fees without a fight.

CBS, too, could recoup fees paid on behalf of Mr. Moonves if it eventually prevails in any arbitration proceeding or lawsuits. But the meaning of “prevails” could easily be the subject of additional costly litigation.

In another case involving Goldman, the bank paid millions in legal fees for Rajat Gupta, a former board member. He was convicted of insider trading in 2012, but also was acquitted on several counts, muddying the issue of whether the government prevailed. Goldman hasn’t tried to recoup from Mr. Gupta any of the legal fees it paid.

Few companies want to run up the additional costs and risks of litigating the issue of fees. “It’s just fees on top of fees,” Mr. Henning said. “It creates this bizarre incentive for the company to pay.”

Even so, Mr. Moonves’s situation may be a special case in which it makes sense for CBS to keep fighting its former C.E.O. while simultaneously bankrolling his case.

Even if it would be cheaper to settle, any payment is sure to enrage many people, given the highly publicized allegations of sexual assaults and other misconduct against him. (Mr. Moonves has said that any sexual activity was consensual and that he cooperated fully in CBS’s investigation.)

“If CBS pays him anything, that sends a terrible message to the organization,” said Charles Elson, a professor and corporate governance expert at the University of Delaware. “Sometimes you have to stand on principle, go the distance and litigate to make your point. You have to send the message that this behavior is unacceptable. The value of that is incalculable.”

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Ohio bank called 911 when black man tried to cash his paycheck – Tribune-Review

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Three weeks into his new job, Paul McCowns was ready to cash his first paycheck.

There were no issues when he first entered a Huntington Bank branch in Brooklyn, Ohio, on Dec. 1. The bank asked for two forms of ID, which McCowns provided, he told Cleveland 19 News. An employee then asked for a fingerprint, which is standard procedure for non-Huntington customers attempting to cash checks, according to the bank.

But soon bank employees began to question the legitimacy of his check, which was worth just over $1,000, said McCowns, who is black. They called his employer, an electric company, numerous times to confirm, but his employer did not answer. The bank turned him away, he said.

Moments later, he was handcuffed and put into the back of a police cruiser.

“I get in my truck, and the squad car (pulls) in front of me, and he says, ‘Get out the car,’ ” McCowns, 30, told Cleveland 19 News. An employee had called Brooklyn police, who detained McCowns until they verified with his employer that the check was real.

McCowns said his employer told police: ” ‘Yes, he works for me, he just started, and yes, my payroll company does pay him that much.’ “

In a 911 call, an employee at the bank is heard telling an operator that McCowns had tried to cash a fraudulent check.

“Does he know you called 911?” the operator asks.

“No,” the employee responds.

Brooklyn Police Chief Scott Mielke said Tuesday that since July, there have been at least 10 calls out to the Huntington Bank branch where McCowns was detained — all of which have resulted in arrests for fraudulent checks.

A spokesman from Huntington Bank confirmed Mielke’s account, adding that recent incidents have put employees and tellers at the branch on high alert. The spokesman said they have attempted to reach McCowns multiple times to apologize but that he hasn’t returned their calls. They issued the following statement:

“We sincerely apologize to Mr. McCowns for this extremely unfortunate event. We accept responsibility for contacting the police as well as our own interactions with Mr. McCowns. Anyone who walks into a Huntington branch should feel welcomed. Regrettably, that did not occur in this instance and we are very sorry. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards in how we operate, hire and train colleagues, and interact with the communities we have the privilege of serving.”

McCowns did not return a call requesting comment Friday afternoon. He told Cleveland 19 News that he had no trouble cashing it at another Huntington branch the next day.

“The person who made that phone call — that manager, that teller — whoever made that phone call, I feel as though they were judging,” McCowns said. He added that the bank should change its policies for people who aren’t account holders.

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Micron Earnings Edge Views, But Revenue Light In Fiscal First Quarter – Investor’s Business Daily

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Popeyes is jumping on emotional support bandwagon with its new ‘Emotional Support Chicken’ – USA TODAY


Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen unveiled a holiday travel exclusive called the “Emotional Support Chicken” that is available in Terminal C at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is offering flyers its own brand of comfort and reassurance in the air with the launch of its “Emotional Support Chicken.”

Starting Tuesday and for a limited time, travelers passing through Terminal C of Philadelphia International Airport can purchase the high-flying fowl – a fried chicken meal in a specially designed, chicken-themed carrier box, perfect for taking onto the next flight.

“We know holiday travel can be frustrating, and there’s no better way to ease stress than with a box of delicious Popeyes fried chicken and a good laugh,” said Hope Diaz, the company’s chief marketing officer, in a statement.

At $8.49, the Emotional Support Chicken tenders meal is the same price as its earth-bound kin.

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Delta bans emotional support kittens and puppies under four months, and all emotional support animals on long haul flights after multiple incidents. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.

Emotional support animals have been in the news in recent months as travelers have been pushing the envelope on the types of animals they try to bring on flights and classify as “emotional support animals.” There have been reports of peacocks, squirrels and pigs.

Airlines began to draw a line in the barnyard this year, cracking down on abusers and tightening up the rules on what is, and isn’t an emotional support animal.

Now, in most cases, travelers who need that extra support must apply in advance before toting their beloved pets on board.

Delta Air Lines tightened the leash in January, followed by United Airlines in February and American Airlines in May.


Here are some tips to help you survive the holiday flying season without becoming a Christmas Grinch.

Additional rules went into effect for Delta on Tuesday, restricting animals on flights longer than eight hours and animals under 4 months old. Exceptions will be made until Feb. 1 for customers who already bought a ticket and asked to bring a support animal.

Alas, chickens fail to make the airlines’ cut for final boarding. Unless, apparently, they come with fries and a biscuit.

“We appreciate how comforting emotional support animals are and wanted to create our own version,” Diaz said in the statement. “The good news is that our emotional support chicken is permitted to fly without any restrictions – one less worry for busy travelers!”

Popeyes’ special carrier will be available while supplies last and when requested at the Philly airport.

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Kelly Tyko is a consumer columnist and retail reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers and, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Read her Bargainista tips at, follow her on Twitter @KellyTyko and email her at

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Passenger claims Delta Air Lines cleaning crew member stole his laptop after he left it on plane – Yahoo Lifestyle

“I was not hopeful. I was not expecting to actually get it,” Robert, who did not want to reveal his last name, told local Atlanta news station WSB-TV. “I called Delta, tried to get them to track it down. They just put me through to lost and found, and I left a voicemail.”‘ data-reactid=”23″>“I was not hopeful. I was not expecting to actually get it,” Robert, who did not want to reveal his last name, told local Atlanta news station WSB-TV. “I called Delta, tried to get them to track it down. They just put me through to lost and found, and I left a voicemail.”

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