Store layaway programs made a comeback last holiday season, with gift-buyers flocking back to installment payment plans. Now, Sears is expanding the concept by letting consumers put vacations on layaway, too.
The world's leading search engine has begun pushing its own flight search feature ahead of other organic results. Punch in "MIA to LGA" in a Google box, and the first thing you'll see after a shaded box of sponsored search results is Big G's own comparison engine. Only later do you see
third-party providers, which are naturally unhappy about that.