The financial nightmare of (mistakenly) being branded a terrorist and more bits

Airlines’ annoying fees add up to $31.5 billion Flyers hate paying those bag-check and cup-of-coffee fees. But airlines love collecting them. Airlines worldwide brought in $31.5 billion in revenue from fees last year, according to a new survey. That’s more than 11 times their non-ticket revenue just six years earlier, adjusted for inflation. Keep reading

The financial nightmare of (mistakenly) being branded a terrorist Americans who are branded terrorists by the U.S. government are facing financial peril — losing their jobs, their homes and all access to cash and credit. The government keeps a list of those it deems a threat: The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list, maintained by the Treasury Department. Keep reading

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