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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik writes the daily blog “The Economy Hub.” His business column appears every ...

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Summer reading countdown: The 5 most entertaining literary classics

Summer reading countdown: The 5 most entertaining literary classics

July 3, 2015

The Fourth of July kicks off the summer vacation season, providing some readers with their only opportunity all year to curl up with a good book for an extended period. Here we present a few you may have thought about getting around to for years, only to be scared off by their vintage, reputation or girth--but that truly are entertaining.

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CONSUMER COLUMNISTS

Kevin Hunt - The Electronic Jungle

Kevin Hunt: Belkin's WeMo Crock-Pot, the smart slow cooker - December 1, 2014 - I will not defend a Wi-Fi-connected can opener, doorbell or toaster, but I will defend almost everything about Belkin's Crock-Pot Smart...

Gail MarksJarvis

Check your municipal bond fund for Puerto Rico bond risks - July 2, 2015 - If you are like most investors in municipal bonds, you aren't much of a risk-taker.

David Lazarus

Know your rights when dealing with a funeral home - May 12, 2015 - Undercover investigators visited 11 California funeral homes last year to make sure prices charged to grieving families were disclosed...

Korky Vann

Fourth Of July Weekend Sales At Outlets And Shops - July 2, 2015 - Forget the picnics and parades. A three-day weekend means plenty of sales and an extra day to shop.