McDonald's $1 menu to lose items; can you drive 55? - WDRB 41 Louisville News

McDonald's $1 menu to lose items; can you drive 55?

Despite larger than expected second quarter losses for troubled mortgage financier Freddie Mac, stocks rebounded to stay in positive territory.

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Citigroup is negotiating with state and federal regulators over possible wrongdoings.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the bank discussed with state and federal regulators ways to resolve allegations made against them for misconduct in the auction rate securities market.

Billions of dollars of liquid securities from investors could be bought back, but could also involve a big fine for Citigroup.

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It's designed to save you money at the drive through -- but the prices on the dollar menu may be going up.

McDonald's says it plans to change its dollar menu because of the rising cost of food.  The company says with the high price of beef and cheese, the double cheeseburger would be the first thing to go.

McDonald's president says he knows customers are being more careful about their money.

But even if the double cheeseburger costs more, the company promises to keep some kind of burger on the dollar menu.

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In a time when we're hearing negative things about the airline industry, one company is doing well when it comes to being on time.

U.S. Airways beat out other airlines for being on time.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, its flights were on time 76% of the time.

Delta was next, with 73%, followed by Northwest and Continental.

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The rising price of fuel is on consumers' minds.   So can slowing down on the highway save you money at the pump?

Some drivers are choosing to drive slower to stretch their gas tanks longer.  Driving 55 on the highway can save you money, but it'll cost you more time.

Minnesota transportation officials say the problem with driving slower is that highways are designed for drivers going faster.

Bernie Arseneau, a traffic engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transporation, says, "That brings in a conflict -- it brings about different speeds that create some safety issues, where one car zooming around another, and we see more crashes occur."

Officials say most drivers are already going over the posted speed limit.  But driving the speed limit may be enough to save money, gas, and lives.

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