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At Last, New Protections for Air Travelers Will Land in 2011

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is raising the bar for the treatment of airline passengers this spring. Don't expect more legroom in coach -- he's not a miracle worker -- but you will see more transparency in ticket pricing, better deals for bumped passengers, and reimbursement of luggage fees when checked bags are lost or delayed, among other changes.

Priceline's Long Trip from Dot-Com Bust to First Class

In 1999, Priceline saw its stock surge to absurd heights before it had earned a cent in profit, and after the bubble burst, it lost more than 99% of its value. But from that low, the discount travel site began a hard journey to profitability that has proven there are second acts in dot-com companies' lives.

Oracle's Larry Ellison Takes the CEO Cake

Larry Ellison (pictured) of Oracle (ORCL) tops the Wall Street Journal's new list of the twenty-five highest-paid CEOs of the last decade. Ellison's total compensation over the last ten years, including salary, bonus, stock and stock option grants, was $1.84 billion.

Web Shoppers Are Happier These Days

If you're feeling better lately when you look at your Netflix queue, e-ticket or online stock portfolio, you're not alone. A new study says consumer satisfaction with online retailers is up, especially with online brokerages and travel-booking sites.