| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Happy Monday! If you're looking for good news, you've come to the wrong place. If you want the dirt on the latest scams, accusations of fraud, recalls and other consumer news, read on for a summary of what the Watchdog dug up last week, from a GM car...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In June, a decades-long open secret hit the media like a typhoon: Climate change is the fundamental economic challenge of our time.
The bipartisan troika of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hedge fund mogul Tom Steyer and former Treasury...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:57 AM
The National Park Service's annual report late last week come with some grim news for the park service as a whole. Visitation, visitor spending, jobs supports, local jobs, and total output were all down compared to the previous year.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Cuban government restrictions on religion remain severe although they have been eased on several fronts over the past year, according to the U.S. State Department's annual report on freedom of religion around the world.
"In China, Cuba, Tajikistan,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:26 AM
When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:22 PM
According to the number crunchers at the Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating is a little below average for a president at this point in his term. The average is 49 percent for a president in his 21st quarter, in other words, a little over...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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A major new report says that changes in the climate caused by humans is making heat waves more common and wildfires worse. The climate could warm by more than 10 degrees...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was finally starting to feel a little bit like summer, and Crystal de Jesus wanted to spend her day off relaxing at the beach. But after a long bus ride to the Rockaways, she was dismayed to find bulldozers noisily pushing sand on the beach, the...
| May 11, 2014
My young-adult son, Jeff, and I don't always see eye to eye. I give him good advice; he says I am meddling. I plan; he wings it. Our mother-son dynamic can be rocky at times. Imagine that.
When my husband dropped out of a November trip to New York...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In 2001, Generac Power Systems joined the wave of American companies shifting production to China. The move wiped out 400 jobs in southeast Wisconsin, but few could argue with management's logic: Chinese companies were offering to make a key component for...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:08 PM
The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one...