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  • Advice from the experts on how not to be schooled while going back to school

    Advice from the experts on how not to be schooled while going back to school
    Stores bury parents this time of year with advertisements, offers and coupons for back-to-school sales. Consumer protection experts bury columnists like me with advice about how to stay safe, and save money, while preparing to go back to school. Here...
  • 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....
  • Resale is hot for back to school

    Resale is hot for back to school
    Kate Smith was never one to rifle through the racks at thrift stores. But when she saw almost new high-end kids' clothes selling at steep discounts on online resale shop ThredUp, the mom of two felt she'd made a real back-to-school shopping find. "I get...
  • 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....
  • Immigration info needed for 93,800 Obamacare patients in Florida

     Federal officials say they need to hear from 93,800 Floridians who signed up for health insurance under Obamacare to get more information about their citizenship or immigration status.  They are among 310,000 nationwide whose applications cannot be...
  • Pennsylvania allows Tesla Motors to expand

    Pennsylvania allows Tesla Motors to expand
    HARRISBURG — While battles rage in New Jersey and other states over whether to allow Tesla Motors to sell cars within their borders, Pennsylvania has quickly and quietly approved an expansion of the automaker's entry into the market. Gov. Tom...
  • More companies adding video to personalize online customer service

    More companies adding video to personalize online customer service
    In a hurry on a sizzling July morning, Veronica Vallejos opted for the drive-through ATM at Visterra Credit Union in Moreno Valley. After pulling under a carport, she leaned out her window and found to her surprise, a screen lit up with Regina's smiling...
  • Wearable devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say

    Wearable devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say
    Is wearable tech already wearing thin? Despite the hype for upcoming products from Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., a number of analysts say Internet-connected personal devices such as smartwatches and fitness bands — so-called...
  • What's left on the menu? Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food ban

    What's left on the menu? Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food ban
    Moscow's sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies and bracing for Soviet-style shortages. The tit for tat trade restrictions - a response to U.S. and EU...
  • The taxi wars [Editorial]

    The taxi wars  [Editorial]
    The Maryland Public Service Commission's decision this week to classify the ride-sharing service Uber as a common carrier is probably not the end of the story as to whether the company will continue its operations in Baltimore City and Annapolis. Uber has...