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  • Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement

    Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement
    Robocalls are annoying, but is the trouble worth $1,610? A court says it is. Some 960 consumers nationwide — 128 in Florida — will get that amount in a class action suit handled by an attorney from Boca Raton. Lead attorney Michael L....
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • Tesla answers critics with new 8-year warranty

    Tesla Motors Inc., perhaps responding to less than stellar reviews of its Model S electric car, is offering a new eight-year, unlimited-mileage warranty for its drive unit and battery pack. The generous warranty will cover all Model S cars already on...
  • Investors await Yellen's words from Wyoming, where Fed meets this week

    This week, the Federal Reserve will go into one of the most carefully scrutinized events of the year when it debates whether employment has healed enough to let interest rates start to rise. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak at...
  • Taiwan growth outlook brightens as factories gear up for smartphone demand

    Taiwan growth outlook brightens as factories gear up for smartphone demand
    The launch of new tech products such as Apple's iPhone 6 will help Taiwan remain one of Asia's stronger exporters, bolstering its economic prospects this year amid a patchy global recovery. After the government raised Taiwan's GDP outlook for 2014 last...
  • Top 5 Hampton Roads industries now hiring

    Top 5 Hampton Roads industries now hiring
    As summer turns into fall, that familiar “back-to-school” feeling affects adults as well as children. Just as kids get serious about schoolwork after months of play, many grownups feel it’s time focus on their current career path. Take a...
  • Poll: 69% favor Prop. 45 measure on regulating health insurance rates

    Poll: 69% favor Prop. 45 measure on regulating health insurance rates
    A new poll shows 69% of California voters back Proposition 45, a November ballot measure giving the insurance commissioner the power to stop excessive health-insurance rate increases. The Field Poll released Wednesday indicates broad support statewide...
  • Connecticut Growers Tending Marijuana Crops, Preparing For Sales Starting In September

    Connecticut Growers Tending Marijuana Crops, Preparing For Sales Starting In September
    For months, Advanced Grow Labs LLC — one of Connecticut's four medical marijuana growing companies — slogged through the process of competing for a state license, securing local zoning approvals, and outfitting a building to state...
  • The case for cop and teacher cams

    The case for cop and teacher cams
    If you've ever had the distinct displeasure of calling a customer service hotline, you've probably heard a soothing voice tell you that "this call may be monitored for quality assurance purposes." It can be comforting to know that there is — in...
  • Lawsuit puts scrutiny on title insurance kickbacks

    A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for home buyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...
  • Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions

    Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions
    Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days. In eastern Ukraine, a...