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  • 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....
  • 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"...
  • 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?...
  • Lawsuit puts scrutiny on title insurance kickbacks

    A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for home buyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...
  • 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....
  • 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'...
  • The case for cop and teacher cams

    The case for cop and teacher cams
    If you've ever had the distinct displeasure of calling a customer service hotline, you've probably heard a soothing voice tell you that "this call may be monitored for quality assurance purposes." It can be comforting to know that there is — in...
  • Anheuser-Busch targets Latinos with new Mexican beer import

    Anheuser-Busch is wedging its way back into the Mexican beer market. The beer giant is importing its first Mexican lager to select Southwestern states to target Latino consumers. First stop: Dodger Stadium. The beer giant, a division of Anheuser-Busch...
  • Worried about Russian hackers? Take these personal-data precautions

    Hackers have struck again. This time, a Russian hacking ring has allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be selling those data to third parties on the...
  • License revocation unwarranted, electricity supplier says

    License revocation unwarranted, electricity supplier says
    An electricity supplier in the crosshairs of Pennsylvania authorities over complaints about high prices says revoking its license would be heavy-handed under the circumstances because it is making amends by refunding customers. Hiko Energy, of Monsey,...
  • Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions

    Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions
    Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days. In eastern Ukraine, a...