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01-23-2017

Uber will pay a twenty-million dollar fine to the Federal Trade Commission to resolve charges it misled drivers. The FTC charged Uber exaggerated the amount of money drivers could earn while operating in certain cities and how much financing was available under its Vehicle Solutions Program. Affected drivers will get refunds.

Attention pet owners -- drugs for humans shouldn't be used on dogs. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning for the drug Five Percent Flow-Row-Cil, a topical skin cream perfectly safe for people. But the FDA says it can be lethal for dogs, and at least five have died from it.

The cost of a lot of things has gone up, but not airline fares. The Transportation Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports average domestic air fare fell eight-point-eight percent, to $344 in the months between July and September.

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