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  • Transparent Airfares Act needs more transparency

    Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. Great news, right? Who doesn't want more clarity when it comes to ticket prices and fees? Well, fasten your seat belt and put your tray table in the upright position....
  • Wearable devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say

    Wearable devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say
    Is wearable tech already wearing thin? Despite the hype for upcoming products from Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., a number of analysts say Internet-connected personal devices such as smartwatches and fitness bands — so-called...
  • Yorktown Navy Exchange recognized for store performance

    Yorktown Navy Exchange recognized for store performance
    The Navy Exchange at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown received the Bingham Award by the Navy Exchange Service Command in the $3-$7 million sales category for superior performance in 2013. The Bingham Award program was established in 1979 to recognize...
  • Walgreen CEO: Leaving U.S. wasn't in best interest of shareholders

    Walgreen CEO: Leaving U.S. wasn't in best interest of shareholders
    Walgreen has exercised its option to buy the remaining 55 percent of European pharmacy retailer and wholesaler Alliance Boots in a $15.26 billion deal that will keep its corporate tax headquarters in the United States. The company that will emerge...
  • Nine West's archaic shoe campaign a giant step backward for women

    Nine West's archaic shoe campaign a giant step backward for women
    My mom tells a charming story about the time she and my dad were still dating and she made him chicken cacciatore for dinner. Shortly thereafter, he proposed marriage — prompting her girlfriends to dub the dish "chicken catch-a-husband." It's...
  • Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House

    Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House
    The ironically named "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" passed the House of Representatives on July 28. This misbegotten bill, which would actually make the costs of air travel less transparent, passed by voice vote, presumably in part to avoid...
  • Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

    Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion
    Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures...
  • Where was the beef? [Commentary]

    Where was the beef? [Commentary]
    A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers....
  • Medical Marijuana Testing Business Plans To Open In Hartford

    ROCKY HILL – A Denver-based company specializing in providing testing services for marijuana products plans to open a Connecticut laboratory in Hartford. CannLabs Inc. signed a lease Aug. 1 to open a facility, its first in state, in the 75,000-...
  • Uber opposition is anti-innovation

    If you're reading this in a major city, you could pull out your smartphone, summon a car and likely have a driver at your current location before you finish reading this article. Such is the power of Uber, the innovative ride-sharing app, which gives...
  • Unlocking cellphones is legal again; here's the skinny on the law

    Unlocking cellphones is legal again; here's the skinny on the law
    In a big win for consumers, President Obama on Friday signed into law the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which makes it legal once again for consumers to unlock their cellphones. What is cellphone unlocking? Cellphone...