Spirit Airlines will launch KCI service in August

The Florida-based low-cost carrier will offer daily nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dallas, Detroit and Las Vegas starting Aug 7. It will add Houston on Aug. 8. Kansas City will be the 56th city added to Spirit’s route network.

Get rid of old prescription drugs Saturday

Participating locations are listed at the Drug Enforcement Administration's website. Click on “Got Drugs?” The annual event, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is designed to provide free, environmentally responsible ways to dispose of prescription drugs and eliminate possible misuse.

E-cigarette industry awaits looming federal regulation

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month.

The madness of rising tuition costs

Have you considered what the average cost for your children or grandchildren’s education will be when they reach college age? In 18 years, a college that currently costs $29,500 per year to attend may cost $110,674.46 per year (assuming 7% inflation).

Court-ordered tobacco ads will include black media

The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday.

Earnings and corporate deals lift U.S. stocks

Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday. Allergan surged after Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it had teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman to make a bid for the Botox maker. Netflix and Harley-Davidson rose sharply after reporting earnings that beat analyst's expectations.

Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."

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