GOOD DAY FOR: Carry-ons, as airlines are losing more checked bags, in part because increasing passenger rolls and years of layoffs mean fewer workers to handle more baggage. Almost 5 million passengers will be stuck glaring at empty baggage carousels this year. (The New York Times, free registration required)
BAD DAY FOR: Christmas in Tinseltown, after Los Angeles film officials estimated that the writers’ strike will cost the city $21.3 million a day if it continues into December. The strike is entering its third week. In 1988, a 22-week writers’ strike cost the city a mere $3 million a day. Talks between the writers and producers resume next Monday. (Los Angeles Times, free registration required)