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  • Airline gripe? Make it work -- or at least make it count

    Airline gripe? Make it work -- or at least make it count
    In case you were wondering how big airlines respond to complaints personally and specifically, consider a United Airlines message actually sent to a dissatisfied customer. The letter, widely circulating online, literally, starts out this way: "Thank...
  • ComEd liability in storm cases upheld

    ComEd liability in storm cases upheld
    About 35,000 ComEd customers who saw damage and spoiled groceries from massive storms in 2011 will be allowed to seek compensation, through a ruling Thursday by the Illinois Appellate Court. The ruling upholds a 2013 decision by the Illinois Commerce...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler weighs in on Dodgers TV situation

    The Federal Communications is not happy with Time Warner Cable about the Dodgers TV situation. In a blistering letter to Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Rob Marcus, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler criticized the company for its inability to reach...
  • Holiday sets off explosive business for Indiana fireworks shops

    Holiday sets off explosive business for Indiana fireworks shops
    Many Americans take the day off on the Fourth of July, but not Miranda Panos: She's in the fireworks business. She plans to work until midnight Friday at Uncle Sam Fireworks in Hammond. There's usually one last surge around 10 p.m., she said, when...
  • For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others

    For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others
    Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled for-profit college corporation, announced it will sell off the vast majority of its campuses over the next six months amid heightened scrutiny from the federal government. As part of an agreement late Thursday with...
  • The Hartford Announces Organizational Changes

    The Hartford Financial Services Group is changing its organizational structure less than a month after an executive shuffle resulting from Liam E. McGee's departure as CEO. Changes announced Tuesday afternoon consolidate property-casualty functions while...
  • Bitcoin trading website accused of defrauding thousands of customers

    A major bitcoin-to-gold trading website is facing a class-action lawsuit after allegedly defrauding thousands of customers. Coinabul LLC, a service based in Wyoming that exchanges bitcoin, an online currency, for precious metals, continued accepting...
  • Mayborn recalling baby monitors due to strangulation hazard

    Mayborn recalling baby monitors due to strangulation hazard
    Mayborn USA said July 24 it is recalling about 28,000 Tommee Tippee baby monitors with movement sensor and pad, warning that babies can pull sensor pad cord into crib and wrap around the neck, posing a strangulation hazard. No injuries have been reported....
  • Glass beverage dispenser set recalled for injury hazard

    Glass beverage dispenser set recalled for injury hazard
    Far East Brokers said July 24 it is recalling about 2,400 glass beverage dispenser. The metal stand supporting the glass dispenser can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers. The firm has received one report of a metal stand breaking. The consumer...
  • Pottery Barn recalling bar stools

    Pottery Barn recalling bar stools
    Pottery Barn said July 23 it is recalling about 1,000 Donovan bar stool because the footrest can break, posing a fall hazard to the user. This recall involves Donovan model bar stools made from mahogany wood and have a 15-inch round woven banana bark...
  • Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency

    Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency
    First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough. As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...