Uber Working on Deal to Sell Xchange Leasing to Fair

Back in September, Uber said it was canceling plans to shut down their auto leasing business which has not been performing to their high standards. Over these last few months, Xchange Leasing has started to unwind the business of leasing cars to Uber drivers, selling cars at auctions. The net book value of Xchange’s Leasing of more than 30,000 vehicles was roughly at $400 million, reported The Wall Street Journal, which was first reported by Fair on Tuesday. The newspaper said back in August that Uber was losing around $9,000…

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Busiest national parks could see steep rise in 2018 entrance fees

Yellowstone National Park

The National Park Service has proposed a sharp increase peak-season entrance fees to 17 of the nation’s busiest national parks for next year, including popular tourist sites like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. The announcement follows President Trump’s plan for severe budget cuts of nearly $1.5 billion to the U.S. Department of Interior earlier this year. If passed, the proposal would slash at least 4,000 full-time Interior Department staff. The reason for the hike in entrance fees? A lengthy to-do list. According to NPR, the park service explained that…

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How to travel while keeping the piggy bank happy

Travel Destinations

It seems as though almost every time you turn on the television, a couple, a group of friends, or family members are enjoying moments at some resort. They are always smiling while soaking up the sun, exploring some exhibit in a European tunnel, or on top of a South American mountain. Now, what’s stopping you from being like those people in the commercials? Ahh yes, money, the universal killer of dreams. Thank goodness there is a way to get around the hefty expenses a vacation often brings.  The cheap traveling…

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California teen tries to smuggle Bengal tiger cub into U.S.

On Wednesday, an 18-year-old driver was apprehended at the U.S – Mexico border, after trying to smuggle a Bengal tiger cub into the country. At about 1:30 a.m Luis Eudoro Valencia, a U.S citizen from California, pulled up to Otay Mesa Port near San Diego in his 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, Azcentral and the Washington Post reported. There, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials asked that Valencia’s vehicle be inspected further at a secondary area of the crossing– that’s when they found the cub lying on the floor of the passenger’s side of the car. “CBP officers are often faced…

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If you received robocalls from these cruise lines, you could win money

If you received a robocall from Carnival, Norwegian or Royal Caribbean between July 2009 and March 2014 you may be entitled to a decent sum of money. A class-action lawsuit was filed against these cruise lines and Resort Marketing Group Inc. by Philip Charvat, Miami Herald reported. Charvat said he received pre-recorded cruise line telemarketing calls after the cruise lines contracted the group to deliver these calls. He further said that neither of the cruise companies nor the marketing group obtained his permission to contact him. As a result, Charvat and his attornies argued…

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