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  • Demand for personal computers still erratic, outlook unstable

    Demand for personal computers still erratic, outlook unstable
    SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Improved demand for personal computers after years of declines may not last as emerging markets remain weak and recent corporate upgrades in the United States and Europe may prove fleeting. The latest sign that the PC...
  • Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?

    Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?
    Ethanol manufacturers have long maintained that government subsidies to their industry pay off for consumers in the form of lower gas prices. Not so fast. The Congressional Budget Office recently determined that the feds' ethanol targets will push gas...
  • Brazil's leader sees no political fallout from World Cup defeat

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup will have no impact on the elections in October, President Dilma Rousseff predicted on Friday as she prepares to hit the campaign trail to seek a second term. Despite criticism of her...
  • Consumer Reports: New food label gotchas

    Real! Simple! Artisanal! Even old brands such as Progresso have been slapping those words on their product labels lately, notes ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. They can give you the impression that a product is...
  • Consumer Reports: Guard your credit from thieves

    After Target and Neiman Marcus told tens of millions of shoppers that their credit and debit card information had been stolen, the retailers offered them a year of free credit monitoring, Consumer Reports notes. But that service does little more than give...
  • Cows no longer have a monopoly on milk: A Nutritional Breakdown

    Just a few years ago, the term "milk" was synonymous with the stuff that came from cows. But now the dairy market is awash in plant-based alternatives made from soy, rice, almonds, coconut and hemp, driven largely by consumers' thirst for low-calorie,...
  • CIO: Leverage technology for better customer service

    CIO: Leverage technology for better customer service
    Who: Alan Missen is chief information officer at FirstService Residential a full-service residential property management firm, overseeing more than 6,500 properties and 1.5 million residential units, headquartered in Dania Beach. Knowing that the...
  • Mark Phelan: The new IQS is out, and automakers are immersed in it

    Should you care if a new Chevrolet is less than 1 percent more likely to have a problem than a new Toyota? If a new Honda is 2.8 percent more likely to have a problem than either? Some people who follow the auto industry asked those questions recently...
  • A tracker for housing-price trends

    Home buyers, sellers, small investors and realty agents are about to get new tools that purport to show where local property values are headed: the first "house specific" monitors for consumers that can track price trends — and forecast them up to...
  • U.S. Senate committee advances bill on cell phone unlocking

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved bringing before the full Senate legislation that would give mobile-phone users the right to "unlock" their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, something that is now...
  • Highland Pop realizes owner's sweet dream

    Highland Pop realizes owner's sweet dream
    Kimberly Silvestri Cohen, 51, owner of Highland Pop, is originally from Elmwood Park but has lived in Highland Park for the past 23 years.Her business at 1822 Second St. in Highland Park makes popcorn, fudge, and chocolate-dipped fruit and pretzels....