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United Says It Will Drop Widely Scorned Ticket-Change Fees

United Airlines says it listened to customers and is dropping an unpopular $200 fee for most people who change a ticket for travel within the United States. “When we hear from customers about where we can improve, getting rid of fees is often the top reques...
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US Stocks Tumble Amid Global Sell-Off; Dow Falls 430

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks tumbled following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan Monday after China announced a sharp rise in cases of a deadly new virus that threatens to crimp global economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each...
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US Gets 1st Case of Mysterious New Chinese Illness

SEATTLE — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hosp...
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Powerful Storm Pounds Southern California With Rain, Snow

LOS ANGELES — A powerful winter storm brought a deluge of rain and snow to Southern California, triggering tornado warnings and bringing post-Christmas travel to a halt on major routes early Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through ...