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  • Consumer Reports: What to look for in luggage

    When it comes to luggage, figuring out what to buy isn't easy, since the selection is enormous, says Consumer Reports. According to the Travel Goods Association, U.S. consumers spent nearly $2.9 billion on luggage in 2013. With countless styles and a vast...
  • ComEd liability in storm cases upheld

    ComEd liability in storm cases upheld
    About 35,000 ComEd customers who saw damage and spoiled groceries from massive storms in 2011 will be allowed to seek compensation, through a ruling Thursday by the Illinois Appellate Court. The ruling upholds a 2013 decision by the Illinois Commerce...
  • Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race

    Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE — Call it economic roulette: Despite the luck involved, governors get praised for economic recoveries and blasted for downturns. Florida's economy has been dominating debate in the governor's race this summer between Republican Gov....
  • Woman Pulls Gun on Comcast Employee for Cable Fees

    It's no secret that America is often unhappy with Comcast customer service, as the cable provider has ranked dangerously low in recent surveys in the customer satisfaction department. Frustration with cable fees has heated to the point that one...
  • TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing

    TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing
    Time Warner Cable was patting itself on the back this week after saying it was willing to have a federal arbitrator step in to resolve its long-running dispute with other pay-TV companies over the cost of the new Dodgers channel. "We prefer to reach...
  • Tech workers venture off to form VSN Mobil

    Tech workers venture off to form VSN Mobil
    A group of former product designers from Motorola, Foxconn, Samsung and General Dynamics have set up shop to develop new, innovative products. VSN Mobil actually launched in 2013 but it is rolling out its first products this summer. They include V...
  • July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing

    July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing
    July’s employment report showing net growth of 209,000 jobs was below expectations and a sharp tail-off from the previous month, but still represents a solid gain that shows the recovery from the Great Recession is advancing, economists said....
  • PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant

    PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant
    State utility regulators, after denying a pair of records requests from activists and reporters, released a controversial study from a scientist about the cause of the catastrophic failure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in early 2012. Late...
  • Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015

    Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015
    Defying an industry trend of double-digit rate hikes, California officials said the more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run Obamacare insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year. On Thursday, Covered...
  • Take a retirement annuity or a lump sum?

    Dear Liz: I am 54 and considering retiring in three or four years. I have been fortunate to work at a Fortune 100 company for 30-plus years and have both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(k). When I retire, we have the option of taking a lump sum...
  • Spending: what's behind all the recalls

    If you think you've heard more news about recalls lately, you're right. General Motors alone has recalled more than 25 million vehicles since January -- including a highly publicized recall for faulty ignition switches that led to 13 deaths. Not all...