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  • Airline gripe? Make it work -- or at least make it count

    Airline gripe? Make it work -- or at least make it count
    In case you were wondering how big airlines respond to complaints personally and specifically, consider a United Airlines message actually sent to a dissatisfied customer. The letter, widely circulating online, literally, starts out this way: "Thank...
  • Advice from the experts on how not to be schooled while going back to school

    Advice from the experts on how not to be schooled while going back to school
    Stores bury parents this time of year with advertisements, offers and coupons for back-to-school sales. Consumer protection experts bury columnists like me with advice about how to stay safe, and save money, while preparing to go back to school. Here...
  • Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could soon gain ground on electric cars in the race to develop zero-emission cars, according to a new report. The auto industry is seeing a convergence of factors that make fuel cell cars more viable, according to the...
  • Apartment repossession law has offered no bite

    Apartment repossession law has offered no bite
    Almost 11 months after an ordinance took effect to protect tenants in foreclosed, repossessed rental buildings within Chicago, no enforcement tickets have been issued or fines assessed against building owners. One reason is that some of the banks taking...
  • Burger King pulls low-fat fries after tepid response from consumers

    Burger King pulls low-fat fries after tepid response from consumers
    Burger King is pulling its more-healthful crinkle-cut French fries, known as Satisfries, from most of its North American restaurants as customer interest in low-fat options went cold.  The Miami-based fast-food king said Wednesday that franchisees...
  • Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe

    Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe
    After months of financial uncertainty and battles with regulators, Corinthian Colleges Inc. told investors Wednesday about the prospect of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors. The beleaguered Orange County for-profit college company said...
  • 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...
  • Scam alert: Fraud flourishes in Florida

    Scam alert: Fraud flourishes in Florida
    They want to lower your interest rate, consolidate your debt, offer you a free home-energy audit or even take care of that outstanding arrest warrant. You know — the one you didn't realize you had. There's a wide world of fraud out there, and...
  • Adora Obi Nwezi: Low-income energy users shouldn't pay heavy load

    As Floridians grapple with rising energy rates, the state Public Service Commission is trying to decide whether it should allow subsidies for energy efficiency and solar energy to be raised or lowered. To date, these subsidies have favored more...
  • Delinquent debt number 'stunning'

    Delinquent debt number 'stunning'
    The credit card Chris Mezyk received before college was meant to pay for food and getting around. But it didn't stop there. "It quickly turned into the bar tab card, which turned into the 'I've got to find a way to get to work and I can't pay for it'...
  • Tax-Free Week Expected To Save Shoppers Millions

    Tax-Free Week Expected To Save Shoppers Millions
    Connecticut shoppers can look forward to a little extra money in their wallets when the state holds its annual tax-free week Aug. 17 to 23. During that time, the 6.35 percent sales tax on most clothing and shoe purchases under $300 will be waived....