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  • Local roots key for independent booksellers

    Local roots key for independent booksellers
    From farmers markets to supermarkets, local-minded consumers are buying Florida-made produce, beers, even soap. Now Florida authors and booksellers are hoping to build on their own roots with a locally grown approach to literary marketing. Thanks to...
  • 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...
  • Janet Napolitano, UC's flak catcher, on admissions policy, tuition hikes and more

    Janet Napolitano, UC's flak catcher, on admissions policy, tuition hikes and more
    Which is the frying pan and which is the fire? Janet Napolitano resigned as head of Homeland Security to head the University of California. At DHS, keeping the U.S. safe meant she was sometimes under attack. UC, of course, is its own kind of minefield....
  • Home Video Sales Fall in Q1 Despite Digital Movie Growth Spurt

    The home entertainment industry has good news and bad news to share with the latest quarterly release of consumer spending totals from DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The good news: The first quarter of 2014 was marked by strong growth in digital...
  • FCC Chairman: New Internet Rules Will Be 'Tough' and 'Enforceable'

    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler once again defended his proposed rules of the road for the Internet on Tuesday, suggesting that they will protect broadband providers from degrading service so they can charge companies for access to "fast lanes" to deliver...
  • Toddler's defecating riles residents of mainland China and Hong Kong

    Toddler's defecating riles residents of mainland China and Hong Kong
    Of all the weighty issues about self-rule and democracy confronting China and Hong Kong, the former British colony that reverted to mainland control in 1997, who could have imagined it would come to this? A 2-year-old boy defecating on a Hong Kong...