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Consumer Confidential: $10 JetBlue tickets; Warren Buffett's boy speaks

May 10, 2010 |  9:47 am

Here's your market-driven Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web:

-- Going somewhere tomorrow or the next day? Boy, does JetBlue have a deal for you. The budget carrier is offering $10 tickets for all remaining seats on nonstop flights on Tuesday and Wednesday. The promotion is part of the airline's 10-year anniversary and applies to nearly 60 destinations in the United States, the Caribbean and Central America. But two things to keep in mind: Tickets must be purchased by midnight Monday, and the $10 cost doesn't include fees.

-- It's nice when the haves tell the have-nots how to lead a more fulfilling life. Investment wizard Warren Buffett's son, Peter, has a new book out: "Life Is What You Make It: Finding Your Own Path to Fulfillment." Undoubtedly, he has some insights on this subject, and he says he's made his own way in the world. But I find it a little odd to take tips on how to avoid spoiling your kids and teach them good financial values from the kid of one of the world's richest guys. All things considered, I don't think Peter Buffett has known a day of true financial insecurity in his life.

-- David Lazarus

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