1. Take that, Sequester

    Congress Ends Air Traffic Furloughs

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22:  People watch as a United Airlines jet passes the air traffic control tower at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) during take-off on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Delays have been reported throughout the nation because of the furloughing of air traffic controllers under sequestration. The average delay overnight in the Southern California Terminal Radius Approach Control (TRACON) was was three hours.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    David McNew

    After sequester cuts led to a shortage of 1,500 air-traffic controllers this week and thousands of delayed flights, Congress has agreed to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to move $253 million from other accounts to end furloughs and keep air-traffic-control towers open at smaller airports. "This should prevent the onerous delays that have been occurring and that were only going to get worse as the traveling season reached its peak this summer," said Senator Susan Collins of Maine. The Senate passed the bill on Thursday and the House followed up with its approval on Friday.

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