Norwegian Air pricing’s effect on airline industry

A new player in transatlantic flights has the potential to affect other carriers’ prices. However, the scope of that effect likely will be felt more by midtier carriers than by major ones, and it might not last for long based on the rates that Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to offer, three sources say.

Craftsman power-tool concerns?

Can you expect Craftsman power tools that will be designed and manufactured by Stanley Black & Decker after its purchase of the iconic brand in January 2017 to deliver the level of performance for which Craftsman is known? We believe that you can.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls

Three experts whom we interviewed believe that a downsizing might be underway in the marketplace for water features for the home.

The buzz on cannabis tourism

An increasingly large number of entrepreneurs in Colorado and Washington offer vacation packages that include tours that are related to those states’ legalization of recreational marijuana use.

Airbnb unwanted in the suburbs

Two national homeowners associations want to keep home-sharing company Airbnb out of suburban neighborhoods. If they succeed in that effort, you might see fewer Airbnb home-rental listings.

More robots in retail

Poor customer service can drive consumers away from a business. Often, service is hampered because employees have to handle tasks that keep them from attending to a customer’s wants and questions.

Trade deals tied to food prices

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump talked about the need to renegotiate or abolish many trade deals with foreign governments.

Report: Cable, satellite face tough competition

Americans use video-on-demand (VOD) services more than ever before, according to a March 2016 study that was conducted by industry tracker Nielsen, and the trend apparently will continue.

A 20/20 look at smart glasses

Google Glass flopped after it launched in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped companies from developing their own version of smart glasses.

Digital passport, please

In 2015, Australia became the first country to test digital passports on smartphones. However, you shouldn’t expect digital passports to come to the United States anytime soon.

From the catwalk to the kitchen

Mixes of materials and the use of layers dress up fashions that might make it to your closet. The two trends might make it to your kitchen, too.