INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The price of shipping through Amazon is going up. Also, a major air bag recall is about to quadruple.
Jane King was on Daybreak Tuesday morning with these stories and other local and national business headlines.
In what appears to be an effort to nudge more people toward paying $99 a year for the free shipping included in a Prime Membership. Amazon is raising the free shipping minimum for non-prime members from $35 to $49. The last time Amazon upped its free “Super Saver” shipping minimum for non-prime members was in October 2013, when it went from $25 to $35.
In other business news, the nation’s largest vehicle recall could soon be even bigger. Federal safety regulators are currently discussing expanding Takata’s shrapnel airbag recall to cover another 70 million to 90 million inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is exploring whether the additional inflators should be deemed a danger to drivers and passengers and recalled.
If they decide to go forward, it would quadruple the current initiative that covers 28 million airbag inflators.
For King’s full report, watch the video above.