| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Federal and state officials filed lawsuits accusing dozens of companies of ripping off struggling homeowners by falsely promising help in avoiding foreclosures or lowering mortgage payments while collecting millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks.
| May 28, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.
This is the idea behind health...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Anyone lucky enough to taste genuine barnyard chickens knows they have much more flavor than bland industrially farmed birds crammed into huge factories. Old-fashioned birds are almost as rare as hen's teeth in commerce, however, which may explain the...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A mandated 60-day review of the state's hurricane emergency and evacuation plan is due on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk by Aug. 15. The governor ordered the review in May after participating in an emergency exercise, during which he expressed doubts about...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.
Graco announced the recall Tuesday, ending a five-month battle between the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
| Aug 17, 2014
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, which will soon be based in Chicago, said Monday it will buy Swiss-German natural ingredient company Wild Flavors for $3 billion, a move aimed at diversifying the company and helping brands appeal to consumers...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A South Florida house price index rose in February compared with a year ago, continuing a trend of steady annual increases for 25 consecutive months.
Prices in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties increased 16 percent from February 2013,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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....