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  • Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define

    Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define
    When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label. But what about those "natural"...
  • Olive-oil stores offer wide variety, along with education

    Olive-oil stores offer wide variety, along with education
    Olive-oil specialty stores in Central Florida are counting on Americans' fascination with the Mediterranean diet and interest in cooking to fuel their bottom lines. The concept is simple: Offer a variety of oils, allow customers to taste them before...
  • Corinthian Colleges gets federal grand jury subpoena in California

    Corinthian Colleges Inc., the beleaguered Orange County for-profit college firm, told investors Wednesday that it received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. The broad subpoena requests documents and records on the...
  • Retail sales are flat in July as consumers remain wary

    Retail sales were flat in July and missed expectations as weak car demand held back growth. Excluding motor vehicles and auto parts sales, which can be volatile, retail sales climbed 0.1%, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. However, that missed...
  • Choices abound when buying eggs

    Choices abound when buying eggs
    Decades ago, eggs were brown or white, big or small. Now you need a scorecard to choose: cage-free, organic, humanely raised or pasture-raised — not to mention prices that can run from less than $2 to $8 for a dozen. At the heart of the confusion?...
  • Will Tesla Model S lose Consumer Reports' top recommendation?

    Will Tesla Model S lose Consumer Reports' top recommendation?
    Is Consumer Reports falling out of love with Tesla? ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said Edmunds reported that on three occasions the drivers testing the Tesla experienced a "car died roadside" situation. In fact, an...
  • First half of 2014 helps gauge area housing market

    First half of 2014 helps gauge area housing market
    Housing market results from the year's first half are in the books, providing researchers and prognosticators with a dizzying amount of data to crunch to figure out where the market is headed. Look at enough of it, and believe me, I do, and a few...
  • Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook

    Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output rose broadly in July and automobile production recorded its largest increase in five years, boosting the economy at the start of the third quarter. While other data on Friday showed some cooling in factory...
  • Top 5 Baltimore industries now hiring

    Top 5 Baltimore industries now hiring
    As summer turns into fall, that familiar “back-to-school” feeling affects adults as well as children. Just as kids get serious about schoolwork after months of play, many grownups feel it’s time to focus on their current career path....
  • Gen Y generates jump in car sales

    Q: A December report from the U.S. Public Interest Group Education Fund and the Frontier Group found that over the last decade, the share of workers who get to work by private car declined in 99 of America's 100 largest urbanized areas. The Lehigh...
  • Kevin Hunt: Debt Collectors Call His Cell (Repeatedly); He Sues, Gets $30,000

    Kevin Hunt: Debt Collectors Call His Cell (Repeatedly); He Sues, Gets $30,000
    It wasn't such a good idea when Diversified Consultants Inc., a debt collection agency, started calling Jamie Davis of Cambridge, Mass., two years ago asking about an account belonging to someone named Rosalee Pagan. Davis, obviously, was not Pagan....