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New Ryanair rules mean only the smallest bags fly free

New Ryanair rules mean only the smallest bags fly free

Finance
How Brexit could end flights in and out of the UK Ryanair has introduced restrictive new baggage rules that risk upsetting passengers. The budget airline said that customers will be allowed to bring only one small piece of luggage into the cabin starting in November. The bag must be small enough to fit under a seat. Passengers will be required to pay to bring additional luggage into the cabin, or have it stowed. Up to 95 customers per flight can pay £6 ($ 7.70) when they book for priority boarding and the ability to bring a 10 kilogram (22 pound) bag into the cabin. Another option is paying £8 pounds ($ 10.30) to have a 10 kilogram bag checked. Ryanair (RYAAY) said the policy was changed to cut down on delays, and it does not expect to make any additional...
Why are women only saving half as much as men for retirement?

Why are women only saving half as much as men for retirement?

Finance
Planning young: a retirement roadmap All working Americans need retirement savings, regardless of gender. But the need is particularly strong for women, since they have a tendency to live longer than their male counterparts. They're also more likely to require paid care at some point — as a spouse may not be around to provide care. It's therefore unsettling to learn that women are only saving about half as much as men for the future. In a recent Student Loan Hero study, women had an average of $ 45,614 socked away for retirement, whereas men had $ 90,189. That sort of gap could put women at a severe disadvantage later in life. Why are women falling behind savings-wise? When asked why they're struggling to save for retirement, women cited living paycheck to payc...
Trump boasts of NATO win – only for Macron to contradict him

Trump boasts of NATO win – only for Macron to contradict him

World
Donald Trump claims NATO spending will increase "like never before" following an emergency meeting. The US president said members had agreed over two days of meetings in Brussels to increasing spending by £33bn - and to pay it "more quickly".He said it was a "fantastic two days - the most magical I think I've ever lived" and said the other members are "really liking" what had been agreed.The president claimed victory for getting Germany, and the other members, to increase their defence spending to 2% of GDP.However, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, denied his US counterpart's claim that NATO allies agreed to boost spending over 2%.He said he did not think increasing defence spending to 4% would be a good idea, after confirming France will meet its commitment t...
Think petrol is the only thing hurting? 3 reasons why June will be rough for you

Think petrol is the only thing hurting? 3 reasons why June will be rough for you

Finance
Come June, and consumers are going to be hit by a volley of price hikes. Steep hike in fuel prices does not burn a hole in the pockets of only those who buy fuel. Every consumer is impacted by a hike in fuel price because fuel is what the economy runs on. Steep fuel prices and many other factors such as the closure of Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin will disappoint consumers from next month as prices of many consumer goods are going to rise. White goods Price of air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines and microwave ovens are set to get dearer by 2-5% from next month due to increase in crude oil prices, depreciation of the rupee and rates of key raw material steel and copper hardening up, according to industry executives. The net increase will be in the range of Rs 400 to over...
Uber ends forced arbitration for sex misconduct victims — but only for individuals

Uber ends forced arbitration for sex misconduct victims — but only for individuals

Technology
The rideshare company Uber announced Tuesday that it is doing away with a rule that forced arbitration on passengers and drivers who come forward claiming they've been sexually harassed or assaulted. But the move is drawing some criticism for applying only to individuals and not class-action suits. The policy shift was detailed in a letter titled "Turning the lights on" published on the company's site. Uber's Chief Legal Officer Tony West wrote that the company "will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber riders, drivers or employees." This update, he continued, will "give riders, drivers and employees options to continue taking accusations of harassment or assaults into arbitration, but also allow for a confidential...