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  • 'Modern' families struggle more financially than conventional ones, study says

    'Modern' families struggle more financially than conventional ones, study says
    Nontraditional families, such as those headed by single parents or same-sex couples, are in far worse financial shape than conventional households headed by married heterosexuals with children, according to a new study. Nontraditional families fare much...
  • Comcast investor meeting draws protest over Time Warner Cable deal

    Comcast Corp. was hoping to focus on its financial achievements and the benefits of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable during its annual shareholders meeting, but the cable giant continues to be dogged by concerns that it is already too big and...
  • Officials will decide today whether to raise Metro bus and rail fares

    Officials will decide today whether to raise Metro bus and rail fares
    Capping months of debate over the effect of higher costs on low-income riders, Los Angeles County transportation officials will decide Thursday whether to raise Metro bus and rail fares in September and two more times over the next eight years. Los...
  • U.S. prosecutors investigate Oregon's failed health insurance exchange

    U.S. prosecutors investigate Oregon's failed health insurance exchange
    The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland has issued subpoenas to Oregon’s health insurance exchange as part of a grand jury investigation into the spectacular failure of the state’s system, which was never able to enroll consumers online...
  • Comcast investor meeting draws protest

    Comcast Corp. was hoping to focus on its financial achievements and the benefits of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable during its annual shareholders meeting. Instead, the company Wednesday was taken to task by consumer advocates and some...
  • Rule proposed to make airlines disclose bag fees, other charges

    Rule proposed to make airlines disclose bag fees, other charges
    Airlines and travel agents would be required to clearly spell out baggage and other passenger fees under a rule proposed Wednesday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx proposed the rule requiring airlines and travel agents to disclose online...
  • Code share? Who cares? DOT -- so its proposed rule seeks transparency

    Code share? Who cares? DOT -- so its proposed rule seeks transparency
    Airline code shares may not be something most fliers care about, but the U.S. Department of Transportation thinks they should. It has proposed a new rule that would require airlines and ticket agents to clearly display the information on their websites....
  • ScreenHits to Launch Free Internet Site to Let Consumers Watch 'Broken' TV Pilots (Exclusive)

    ScreenHits, a startup that runs an online marketplace for global buyers of TV shows and films, is gearing up to launch a service that will let consumers watch television pilots that haven't been picked up -- promising a new revenue stream for producers...
  • Help choosing the best food for your dogs

    Help choosing the best food for your dogs
    Pet food is a religion to an increasing number of pet owners. These pet "parents" have strong and often uncompromising opinions about how to feed their best friends. "The loyalty might be to a brand, but more often, it's to a specific food type, like...
  • Mizeur's ideas about utility regulation reform are on target [Letter]

    Mizeur's ideas about utility regulation reform are on target [Letter]
    As the leaders of Powerupmontco and Reliability4HOCO, two non-partisan electric utility consumer advocacy groups, we were frustrated with your recent editorial critical of gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur's electric utilities reform proposal ("Short...
  • Fountain Hill Wawa giving away free coffee Friday in honor of service award

    Fountain Hill Wawa giving away free coffee Friday in honor of service award
    Wawa announced its Fountain Hill store at 1429 Broadway is the latest recipient of its 5-Star Store Service Award. The awards, given out on the heels of Wawa's 50th anniversary, honor top stores throughout the chain for in-store excellence and...