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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates level off, 30-year loans average 4.12%

    The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks. The...
  • 21st Century Fox made offer for Time Warner; ABC touts diversity

    After the coffee. Before what promises to be a very long day. The Skinny: Once again Derek Jeter delivers in the big moment. Anyone who wasn't teary watching him playing his last All-Star game doesn't have a heart. We've got some big news in Wednesday's...
  • Comcast apologizes for customer service representative's behavior

    Comcast apologizes for customer service representative's behavior
    Comcast has issued an apology after audio of one of its customer service representatives bombarding a customer with repeated questions went viral on Tuesday, according to CNN. Tech journalist Ryan Block called Comcast to cancel his service, but the...
  • Madison Avenue Tries Longer Ads To Thwart Short Attention Spans

    Americans will spend anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour watching a TV drama like "24" or "The Good Wife," but just seconds scanning any of the tens of commercials that support those shows. With that in mind, Arby's in late May released a commercial...
  • Caribbean telecoms shut down VoIP services, leaving expatriates in the lurch

    At least once a day, Roxane Ledan chatted with her daughter at college in Canada using free call- and video-conferencing applications on her cellphone. Three weeks ago, the connection went dead. Several phone calls later, Ledan, a social and cultural...
  • Fox's big shakeup: What does it mean?

    Fox's big shakeup: What does it mean?
    A big announcement Monday out out of 21st Century Fox, which is reorganizing its television business. A new unit, Fox Television Group, will combine Fox Broadcasting Co. and 20th Century Fox Television. The change means that Dana Walden and Gary Newman,...
  • BGE should not get money for repairs before work has begun [Letter]

    On July 2, for the fourth consecutive year, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. asked the Public Service Commission to approve a rate distribution increase for citizens, who receive both gas and electric service. For each of the past three years, BGE has...
  • The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news you need to know

     
    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......
  • Appeals Court Hands Dish Another Victory in Fox Fight

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of Dish's offering of a feature that allows subscribers to watch broadcast TV outside the home. A three-judge panel of the appeals court, which heard oral arguments in the...
  • Blumenthal Urges Hobby Lobby To "Do the Right Thing" Despite SCOTUS Ruling

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that he is asking the religiously conservative owners of Hobby Lobby to ignore their recent victory in the U.S. Supreme Court and allow their Connecticut workers to have insurance coverage for contraceptives....
  • Alleged student loan scammers target of new Illinois lawsuits

    Alleged student loan scammers target of new Illinois lawsuits
    Two companies offering borrowers help with student debt are running scams, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, making victims pay up front for sketchy solutions to problems that government programs could help solve for free. Madigan...