+ TED IN D.C. This month, Ted, United's low-cost carrier, will begin flying out of Dulles International Airport.

- SURVEILLANCE RENT-A-CAR? Some car-rental companies now use tracking devices (called telematics) to keep tabs on customers' whereabouts. While the ethics of using such technology is debatable, these businesses should verbally disclose their use of it, instead of expecting renters to read the fine print buried in the contract.

+ SACS DE CHIEN In an attempt to discourage drunk driving—but encourage wine consumption—the Bordeaux Wine Council has distributed wine "doggie bags" (new cork included) to 700 restaurants around France.