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  • Let the free market regulate Uber

    Let the free market regulate Uber
    Ask people about Uber and you are likely to hear either that the Web-based ride-sharing service offers a superior product that should not be regulated any more, or that, in the interest of fairness, it should be subject to the same rules as taxi...
  • Victims of lending scam targeting military win settlement

    WASHINGTON At first glance, the loans advertised by Rome Finance looked like a good deal for service members who wanted to buy new video game consoles, laptops or flat-screen TVs but didn't have the cash. The Concord, Calif., company offered special...
  • Could plan to offer financial services save Postal Service?

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post...
  • Consumer Reports: Staying Healthy While Traveling

    Travelers lay a lot of groundwork for summer vacations by researching locations, airfares and the best hotel deals, Consumer Reports notes. But planning how to stay healthy (and what to do if they get sick) usually isn't part of their preparation....
  • Consumer Reports: What to look for in luggage

    When it comes to luggage, figuring out what to buy isn't easy, since the selection is enormous, says Consumer Reports. According to the Travel Goods Association, U.S. consumers spent nearly $2.9 billion on luggage in 2013. With countless styles and a vast...
  • Consumer Reports: Sunscreens: 5 skin-saving facts

    Sunscreen may be big business, with sales topping $1 billion last year, but not nearly enough of us seem to buy into its importance, says Consumer Reports. More than half of the respondents in a new Consumer Reports survey say they usually skip sunscreen....
  • Reorganize your refrigerator to keep food fresh

    Refrigerator manufacturers are making more freshness claims, notes Consumer Reports. For example, LG's Push & Seal Crisper Drawer is supposed to remove air with the push of a button, "sealing the compartment to help maintain freshness within." GE's...
  • Consumer travel issues: Midyear status report

    Consumer travel issues: Midyear status report
    What's the current status of the major consumer issues in travel? Here's a quick overview: Transparent Airfares Act. Although you may not have noticed much recent movement on this noxious proposal, my friends in Washington expect it to come up for a vote...
  • More tablets to be sold than PCs in 2015, report says

    Don't be surprised if you start to see more people with tablets than laptops -- a report Monday said tablet shipments will exceed PCs by 2015.  Gartner said worldwide tablet shipments -- meaning units sold from manufacturers to retailers -- will climb...
  • About a quarter of Americans have no emergency savings, poll finds

    About 26% of Americans have no money saved to handle emergencies, according to a new poll that showed households making little progress over the past year in their ability to deal with financial trouble. The Bankrate.com survey results released Monday...
  • Government out of sorts [Editorial]

    Government out of sorts  [Editorial]
    It's a pretty safe bet that the year and month a vehicle registration is due for renewal is unknown to the average car owner living in Maryland or anywhere else for that matter. Most of us probably can't recall our tag number (even though it's a useful...