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  • Californians lacking health insurance halved under Obamacare: study

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The number of Californians without health insurance has been cut in half since the implementation of Obamacare, according to a survey published Thursday. The study by the Commonwealth Fund, a healthcare research foundation,...
  • Payday lender will pay $10 million to settle consumer bureau's claims

    Payday lender will pay $10 million to settle consumer bureau's claims
    Consumer advocates have long warned that payday lenders purposely try to lure borrowers into an expensive and debilitating cycle of debt. Now, the nation's consumer financial watchdog says it has proof. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused a...
  • Senate panel advances bill to let consumers unlock cellphones

    Consumers who want to change cellular providers could soon find it easier to keep using their existing cellphones under a bill that advanced Thursday in the Senate. Similar to the law that lets consumers keep their phone numbers when switching networks,...
  • Japan May orders data shock casts shadow over recovery scenario

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's machinery orders tumbled by a record margin in May, dashing hopes for a bounce and casting doubt over a scenario of investment-led recovery in the world's third-largest economy. The data are highly volatile, but serve as an...
  • Back-to-school tax holiday starts Aug. 1

    Prepare to legally cheat the tax man Aug. 1-3 when Florida's sales-tax holiday gets underway for back-to-school shopping. New this year, clothing items exempted from the state's 6-percent sales-tax increases to $100 per item. For computers and...
  • D.C. could use a guide to First Amendment

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, July 9: A couple of months ago, these pages related the story of Tonia Edwards and Bill Main, owners of a Segway tour guide company in Washington, D.C., called Segs in the...
  • Your Place: Best to watch long-term trends in real-estate market

    When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures. I've tried to toe that line. As agents, builders and economists would be quick to tell...
  • Building a better BGE bill [Letter]

    Building a better BGE bill [Letter]
    Letter writer Lois Raimondi asks if she should cut back on her medication to pay for BGE's rate increases ("Will PSC ever turn down BGE?" July 9). I can't do that as I have already cut out all of my medications, including vitamins. Next she asks if...
  • The mother of marijuana legalization: Pot comes 'out of the shadows'

    The mother of marijuana legalization: Pot comes 'out of the shadows'
    Alison Holcomb, criminal justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state, is known in these parts as the mother of marijuana legalization. She drafted Initiative 502, which voters passed overwhelmingly in 2012; the measure...
  • 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....