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  • Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year

    Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year
    Having a bit of sticker shock at the grocery store? You aren't alone with food costs rising 3.7 percent in a year in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in June, well above the 2.4 percent increase for the nation as a whole, according to the U.S. Bureau...
  • ADT offers new remote and mobile security products

    ADT's chief innovation officer Arthur Orduña talks into his smartphone to check the security and lights at his Delray Beach home. The ADT app recognizes his voice. "Security status" he says, receiving confirmation that all is well. "Light status," he...
  • Comcast apologizes for customer service representative's behavior

    Comcast apologizes for customer service representative's behavior
    Comcast has issued an apology after audio of one of its customer service representatives bombarding a customer with repeated questions went viral on Tuesday, according to CNN. Tech journalist Ryan Block called Comcast to cancel his service, but the...
  • 'Superman Hall of Heroes' to Honor Extraordinary Citizens

    DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have launched the "Superman Hall of Heroes" as an online portal through which individuals can gift their own heroes with Man of Steel-themed merchandise. The companies have inducted some notable names of their own --...
  • Charter a flight with the tap of an app

    Charter a flight with the tap of an app
    Boca Raton-based JetSmarter wants to fly away with the consumer market for private jets. The year-old venture connects consumers with charter jets via a mobile app, bypassing brokers and their fees. Founder Sergey Petrossov said in the brokerage...
  • Restaurants skip required nutrition info; officials choose not to care

    Restaurants skip required nutrition info; officials choose not to care
    Only five years ago, California enacted a pioneering law that required restaurants to put nutritional information on menus. For the first time, consumers were empowered to make informed decisions about what they ate. So it seems crazy that it's even a...
  • Your complete guide to the murder of net neutrality

    You couldn't say the crime is being committed by stealth. Quite the contrary: Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is aiming to slay net neutrality in broad daylight. The murder weapon is a proposal to allow Internet service...
  • State regulators warn consumers about virtual currency

    State regulators warn consumers about virtual currency
    State officials are warning consumers to pay attention to their e-wallets. Virtual currency such as Bitcoin is becoming more popular but is largely unregulated, and it comes without federally backed insurance. The warning from Maryland's attorney...
  • Cable industry gathers at time of growing competition and challenge

    Cable industry gathers at time of growing competition and challenge
    The cable industry's top executives gathered in Los Angeles for their annual convention to show off new technologies and boast about a bright future. "We spark the cylinders of innovation," said Michael Powell, president and chief executive of the...
  • ESPN Chief: Cable TV Has to 'Protect Our Turf' Against Online Challengers

    Cable television is a better product than Internet video services - but the industry still needs to improve how it delivers TV across all devices and emphasize the value of pay TV, according to John Skipper, president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney...
  • Opening eyes to mental health [Letter]

    For more than six decades, Mental Health Awareness Month has been celebrated, serving as a vehicle not only to educate others about mental illness but also to eliminate stigma for persons with mental health issues. Last year, the Maryland Coalition for...