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February 18, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
JetBlue Airways Corp. said it would issue full refunds to eligible customers who lose their jobs after buying tickets. Customers who book flights between Feb. 1 and June 1 and lost their jobs Tuesday or later may be eligible for the JetBlue Promise Program. JetBlue fares are generally nonrefundable. Customers must notify JetBlue and request a full refund at least two weeks before the first day of travel.
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BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: I got a big tax refund this year and am trying to figure out what to do with the money. Right now I have school loans with a 4% interest rate that I do not need to make a payment on until 2024 with my current payment plan, but the amount I owe is pretty hefty and I know it's going to compound more over time. I also have a very low-interest car loan (1.9%) that will be paid off in 31/2 years. I also could put that money in the market in hopes that it will grow. I should add I am 27 years old. Any advice?
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SPORTS
May 10, 1989
Four-time boxing champion Roberto Duran received more than $3 million in income-tax refunds last year from the Internal Revenue Service when the agency owed him only $60,000, the government contends. The U.S. Justice Department is seeking a refund from Duran, but his lawyer, Jan Neiman, said the boxer is short of money.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2014 | By Shan Li
As the deadline for tax season nears, a study shows that many tax preparers are prone to errors when preparing returns for their clients. The Government Accountability Office released the report this week based on visits to 19 randomly selected tax preparers. Of the 19 tax professionals visited, 17 calculated the wrong refund amount, the GAO said. One gave a customer $52 less than the proper refund, for example, while another over-calculated the amount by $3,718. PHOTOS: World's most expensive cities A dozen of the tax preparers failed to report certain income such as cash tips, while three claimed a child as a dependent who was ineligible.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — More than 3.5 million Discover credit card customers will share $200 million in refunds in the wake of a federal investigation that determined the bank tricked people into signing up for payment protection plans and other add-on services. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. found that Discover Financial Services telemarketers often talked faster when explaining fees and terms as they pitched the services, leading customers to think there was no additional fee, the regulators said Monday.
NEWS
March 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
JetBlue will give passengers aboard Flight 191 a one-way airfare refund and a voucher for double the amount of their original ticket, the company said online Wednesday. The compensation comes after the pilot of the plane flipped out during the Tuesday flight from New York to Las Vegas and had to be restrained by passengers. "We're extremely grateful to the customers who assisted with onboard security, and to all of the customers for following crew member instructions," the airline posted on its blog and Facebook page.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By August Brown
Organizers of New York's Electric Zoo dance music festival announced Tuesday that they will offer partial refunds after canceling Sunday's final day of performances in light of two drug-related deaths. The deaths included one 20-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man. Representatives for the city of New York (which owns the Randall's Island facility where the festival is held) said that use of MDMA is suspected in each death. At least four other festival patrons are currently in the hospital with symptoms apparently related to the drug.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
While the recent trend among most airlines is to introduce higher-fare seats with extra legroom and no baggage fees, Delta Air Lines is moving in the other direction. The nation's largest carrier announced the addition of “basic economy” seating, the airline's lowest-fare offer. The ultra-low-cost seats started in mid-March and are only offered at select routes, primarily Detroit to the Florida cities of Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. The basic economy seats are about $12 to $20 cheaper than regular economy seats but the tickets are nonrefundable and no cancellations or changes will be allowed once the tickets are purchased.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nest this week halted sales of the Nest Protect, its smart smoke detector, after an issue was found within the product that could cause it to delay ringing an alarm if there were a fire. The company, which was acquired earlier this year by Google for more than $3 billion, also encouraged users who own the device to disable a feature called Nest Wave, which is the source of the problem. The feature allows users to turn off the Nest Protect with a wave of their hand, but under certain circumstances, the feature could cause the device to not function properly.
BUSINESS
September 14, 2000 | Associated Press
Amazon.com customers who didn't receive the lowest possible price during price testing of Amazon's DVD offerings will receive refunds, the company confirmed. The company conducted price tests this month in its DVD store, randomly changing the price of digital videodiscs in select cases to see whether customers would pay more or less for a given item. Because some Amazon.com customers paid more than others, the company is refunding the difference from the lowest price paid. Amazon.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nest this week halted sales of the Nest Protect, its smart smoke detector, after an issue was found within the product that could cause it to delay ringing an alarm if there were a fire. The company, which was acquired earlier this year by Google for more than $3 billion, also encouraged users who own the device to disable a feature called Nest Wave, which is the source of the problem. The feature allows users to turn off the Nest Protect with a wave of their hand, but under certain circumstances, the feature could cause the device to not function properly.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Want to use your tax refund to do some traveling? Booking engine Expedia has come up with a tool that it claims can offer inspiration, although with limitations. The “ Take a Trip ” feature allows people to plug in the amount of their refund (or the part of it they want to spend), enter a few other parameters and then get some suitably priced air-plus-hotel packages. The average refund so far this year, according to the IRS , is $3,034. I figured that was a good amount to use in giving the website a test drive.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Electricity customers in Southern California would receive $1.4 billion in refunds on their bills over the next eight years as part of an agreement between two utilities and ratepayer organizations over the closing of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The proposed settlement, announced Thursday, still needs approval from the California Public Utilities Commission. Both ratepayer advocates and executives at Southern California Edison Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. said they were satisfied with the deal.
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON -   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to reimburse his campaign more than $16,000 for purchasing holiday gifts from his granddaughter's jewelry business. The Federal Election Commission sent Reid's campaign a letter last week asking it to provide more information about payments listed as “holiday gifts” on its 2013 year-end campaign finance report. The filing lists two payments in October 2013 to “Ryan Elisabeth” totaling $16,786.93.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- Ratepayers of Southern California Edison Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. could be in line for more than $1 billion in refunds as part of a possible financial settlement from the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Both Edison and another party to the negotiations, the Utility Reform Network (TURN), a consumer advocacy group, confirmed that a settlement conference is scheduled next Thursday at the San Francisco headquarters of the California Public Utilities Commission.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Ratepayers of Southern California Edison Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. could be in line for a share of more than $1 billion in refunds as part of a possible financial settlement from the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Both Edison and another party to the negotiations, the Utility Reform Network (TURN), a consumer advocacy group, confirmed that a settlement conference is scheduled Thursday at the San Francisco headquarters of the California Public Utilities Commission.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1986
In his July 20 letter ("IRS Reluctant"), Steven Pencall said that while the Internal Revenue Service was quick to notify taxpayers of taxes due, it was much less eager to notify them of rulings that they were entitled to refunds. I am an income tax preparer and I have received several requests from clients to prepare an amended return for 1984 due to the AT&T dividends of Pacific Telesis stock not being taxable. My clients received a letter from IRS stating the amount of the dividend, also enclosing an amended tax form and instructing them how to obtain the refund.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Californians seeking refunds more than five years after power prices in the state's wholesale markets reached record highs will have to keep waiting, federal regulators said Wednesday. "It is not possible to provide a date certain at this time for the conclusion of the California refund proceeding," the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a report to Congress. Federal regulators began recalculating power prices in July 2001 for sales on California's wholesale market between Oct.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Some of the Marshmallows behind "Veronica Mars" are getting heated. A pocket of contributors who helped bankroll the movie through Kickstarter are not exactly pleased customers, taking to the fundraising site to lament about their struggles in downloading their digital copy of the movie. Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, will provide refunds to frustrated funders who seek it, a representative confirmed. REVIEW: 'Veronica Mars' welcomes the old gang back for familiar fun Contributors were provided codes for  downloading  the film via Flixter, the studio's Ultraviolet-connected movie site.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2014 | By Hugo Martin, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
If you pay for wireless Internet access on a United Airlines flight, you are owed a refund if the service doesn't work. But internal records obtained by a longtime United critic shows United flight attendants are instructed not to make an announcement to the plane's passengers about refunds when the service crashes. The documents were obtained and released on Untied.com , a website started by Jeremy Cooperstock, a Canadian professor and harsh critic of the carrier. In a statement, United said it wants passengers who are having trouble with on-board wireless Internet to go on the carrier's website to describe their problem and request a refund.
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