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  • Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year

    Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year
    Having a bit of sticker shock at the grocery store? You aren't alone with food costs rising 3.7 percent in a year in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in June, well above the 2.4 percent increase for the nation as a whole, according to the U.S. Bureau...
  • ADT offers new remote and mobile security products

    ADT's chief innovation officer Arthur Orduņa talks into his smartphone to check the security and lights at his Delray Beach home. The ADT app recognizes his voice. "Security status" he says, receiving confirmation that all is well. "Light status," he...
  • Charter a flight with the tap of an app

    Charter a flight with the tap of an app
    Boca Raton-based JetSmarter wants to fly away with the consumer market for private jets. The year-old venture connects consumers with charter jets via a mobile app, bypassing brokers and their fees. Founder Sergey Petrossov said in the brokerage...
  • Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.

    Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.
    Do-not-call violations and telemarketing abuses ranked as the fastest-growing consumer complaints last year, according to a report released Wednesday. Three Maryland agencies participated in the annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America and...
  • U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter

    U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter
    The economy's strong second-quarter growth showed the recovery has regained momentum after a brutal winter and could signal a quicker end to the era of rock-bottom interest rates. The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • Kraft's 2Q earnings pinched by promotions

    Kraft Foods Group Inc. blamed itself and industry dynamics Wednesday for a poor quarterly showing, saying it had to raise prices because of higher commodity costs and offering too many coupons and promotions in order to keep up with rivals. "I think it...
  • FTD buying ProFlowers for $430 million

     FTD buying ProFlowers for $430 million
    Flower service FTD will buy ProFlowers and sister brands for $430 million, creating a company with over $1 billion in revenue and bringing more high-growth gift-delivery businesses under the FTD umbrella. "We've been very tough competitors for many...
  • Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares

    Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares
    Notice to anyone booking a flight: Airfares are in the spotlight this week in Washington, D.C., scrutinized over how they are presented in advertisements and on the Web as well as for a security fee hike that's baked into ticket prices. Consumer...
  • California exchange's health insurance rates to increase 4% in 2015

    California exchange's health insurance rates to increase 4% in 2015
    Heading into the second year of Obamacare healthcare coverage, California officials said more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year. Covered California on Thursday...
  • University of Illinois has 100-year history of interaction with China

    University of Illinois has 100-year history of interaction with China
    Walk around the campus of Tsinghua University, one of the top schools in China, and you may feel like you're at the University of Illinois. There's the stately Grand Auditorium, which looks remarkably similar to Foellinger Auditorium on U. of I.'s...
  • Africa: an investment opportunity [Commentary]

    When President Barack Obama convenes nearly 50 African leaders in Washington next week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the grand scale of the event could fill television screens for days. The real action, however, will be the behind-the-scenes,...