Daily business briefing: Delta honors fares bought during glitch

December 27, 2013 

Delta Air Lines will honor incorrectly listed air fares that were purchased at cheaper-than-usual rates.

For about two hours on Thursday morning, the Atlanta airline had listed a round-trip flight between Cincinnati and Minneapolis for February for just $25.05 and a round-trip between Cincinnati and Salt Lake City for $48.41. The correct price for both of those fares is more than $400. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business.


Retail sales were up 3.5 percent between Nov. 1 and Tuesday, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse. Online shopping was up 10 percent to $38. 91 billion between Nov. 2 and Sunday. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner will recall almost 1.5 million cars to replace a bracket that secures a fuel pump. The recall affects 1.2 million Buick Excelles made from 2006 through part of 2012 and 250,000 Chevrolet Sails produced between April 2009 and October 2011 and some made last year. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


The Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 14 points to 16,436 with 30 minutes left before the opening bell. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose a point to 1,837 and the Nasdaq futures were up a point to 3,583. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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