• Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here is a recap of this week's episode of "What Would You Do?" with ABC's John Quiñones.What would you do: Shopping while transgenderA transgender woman is shopping for a dress at a women’s boutique. The sales clerk refuses to sell clothes to her because she is transgender. How will the other customers react? Watch what happens:
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- No one wants to think about Thanksgiving now. Not when there’s still a sliver of summer left.But it’s an absolute must for anyone who will be traveling during the November holiday, especially those who will head to the airport on the two most popular days of the year to fly. That’s right -- the two most popular days are the Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving, according to FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney. And since Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 23 this year, the most popular days to fly will be Nov. 22 and Nov. 26. The dates will vary, but it’s always the same combination.Picture the worst airport lines you’ve ever experienced, and you get an idea of how bad it’ll be. But it gets even worse because these are also the two most expensive days of the year to fly.The very popularity of these two travel days is the reason they cost so much. Today’s airlines know exactly when we want to fly, and they price their fares accordingly. It’s not unique to the airlines, as a friend learned recently when pricing Idaho hotels for the eclipse where a room in a mid-range chain that normally goes for $140 had jumped to $590. Turkey Day travelers must also be prepared to pay steeper than normal fares, but there are ways to bring costs down.What can travelers do? Here are some tips from Seaney: Start now: Plan your itinerary as soon as possible, especially if you have to ask the boss for time off. Then see if you can create an itinerary that avoids flights on Wednesday and Sunday. To be honest, the other days won’t be cheap, but they’ll almost always be cheaper than Wednesday or Sunday.Choose the best days to fly: Flying on Thanksgiving Day is often the cheapest date in the entire holiday, and if you take off early enough, you won’t miss a moment of the celebration. Lesser savings can be achieved by departing Monday or Tuesday before the holiday and the Saturday or Monday after. Use an airfare comparison site such as FareCompare, but there are many out there. Then juggle days to see which is cheapest for your route.Shop immediately: This is only true for those who must fly Wednesday and Sunday, but they should shop and buy tickets now because prices are now rising every day for this itinerary. Airfare goes up on average by $.50 to $.75 a day, and then $1.50 in September and $2.50 by October. Again, those are per-day increases and it adds up, so the worst procrastinators could wind up paying on average an extra $200 per ticket or more. If you don’t plan to fly the most popular days and will take off maybe Monday or Tuesday before and return Saturday or Monday after, you can wait a couple more weeks before the price rise begins. But do not wait long.Fifty cents may not seem like much now, so it’s easy to ignore. But you could suddenly find yourself paying hundreds more than you planned. Thanksgiving is pricey enough anyway, so don’t delay. There is no point whatsoever in paying a penny more than you have to.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Joan Cros Garcia/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mastercard has decided to shut down the use of their credit cards on websites that incite hate and violence.
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  • Ethan Miller/Getty Images(SINGAPORE) -- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is making its video streaming service available to the Chinese market in an attempt to tap into a new customer base.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Heineken has been given the green light by the Competition and Markets Authority(CMA) to takeover part of Punch Taverns.
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  • James D. Morgan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- So you’ve done your research to choose a cruise line that suits your personality and selected a specific ship and itinerary that looks perfect.Before your dream vacation commences, however, there are still several final details that require your consideration. These are some of the most crucial questions to ask yourself prior to stepping aboard.1. Do I have the proper documentation?Aside from a few rare exceptions, most cruise ships are foreign-registered and thus, by law, must sail to at least one international destination. This is true even of cruises, say, to Alaska roundtrip from Seattle; they have to make a stop in Canada.That means passengers need to have proper documentation for travel between countries. It’s always best to consult with the cruise line to know exactly what is needed for a particular cruise, but requirements could include passports and/or additional visas.2. Is everything included that I think is part of the package?Hopefully, this one came up during your research of the cruise line itself, but in case it didn’t, be sure you fully understand exactly what is included in your fare. Cruises are generally a rather inclusive form of travel, but the degree to which they are varies, with luxury ships often including more than the more mainstream cruise lines.Accommodations and most food and entertainment are usually included in the fare cost, but drinks outside of nonalcoholic basics are typically not. The more you pay upfront, the more will be included. Some luxury lines do cover alcoholic beverages as part of the upfront price.3. Have I budgeted for gratuities?Speaking of what is included, gratuities or service charges are either among the extras or bundled in. For those cruise lines that tack it onto the bill -- while these technically remain discretionary, they may be automatically added to guests’ accounts per day.It’s wise to know what the daily service charge may be to avoid surprises at the end of the cruise. Alternatively, the option is usually available to prepay the total so as not to have to worry about costs once onboard.4. Did I pack the right clothes?Cruise lines are becoming more and more casual, but formal nights are still sometimes held. Check the dress code for your cruise and be certain you have enough for elegant and relaxed affairs.Of course, with airline weight limits on luggage to consider, you must also be efficient about packing. Check to see what self- and full-service laundry is available onboard. It might be better to pack lighter and send some clothes out to be cleaned on the ship.5. Should I purchase shore excursions ahead of time?As much as cruise ships are becoming destinations themselves, they still seek to take us to actual places, and shore excursions are the best means of discovery. But there’s nothing worse than getting there and finding out that a tour has been sold out already.It’s always a good idea to pre-plan as much as possible and book shore excursions before a cruise to avoid upset. In some cases, you may be able to save some money by buying them independently. Just be mindful: If there's ever a delay in returning onboard, the ship will only wait for tours reserved through the line.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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