Disney Puts a Stop to Line-Cutting, and 6 More Things You'll Want to Know

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Here's a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you'll just want to know.

• Disney is ending the program that allowed theme park visitors with disabilities to cut to the front of ride lines. Seems that each such visitor could bring up to six guests with them through the handicapped entrances, so wealthy park guests were abusing the system by hiring disabled guides with motorized scooters to pose as family members, thus allowing their kids to skip the tedious waiting among the proles. A new program will be put into effect for the disabled that won't allow them to skip lines altogether.

Chrysler has filed paperwork for an IPO, even though Italian automaker Fiat really wants to buy the 41 percent of Chrysler it doesn't already own from the United Auto Workers trust fund that holds it now. It all comes down to money: The union says its stake is worth more than Fiat does, and the only way to settle it may be to let the market decide.

• Thinks your job can't be outsourced? Don't be too sure: Almost half the jobs Americans thought were safe will soon be done by robots.

• You may have seen a Forbes article by Chris Conover claiming that Obamacare will increase health care costs by $7,450 for an average U.S. family of four: It's going viral in some circles. But not among economists, who say that the math is completely wrong, and the conclusion blatantly false.

%VIRTUAL-article-sponsoredlinks%• TD Bank has been fined $52.5 million by the SEC for failing to protect investors scammed in a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme in Florida. The bank has already paid $600 million in restitution.

• It's normal for gas prices to fall in the autumn, after summer driving season ends. But this time, we may drop below the $3 a gallon mark for the first time in three years.

• And finally, even though we all know we can't trust everything we read on the Internet, we sometimes do. So let's all say thank you to the New York attorney general's office, which snagged 19 businesses that made their money by posting fake customer reviews to benefit their clients on sites like Yelp and Citysearch. In total, they'll pay more than $350,000 in fines, and get out of the phoney reviews business.


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