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  • Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus

    Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus
    Summer's not the time to relax, at least when the next phone call, email or letter could be part of a criminal conspiracy to steal your money, your identity or threaten to send your children to foster care. Do not resume normal leisure activities...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler weighs in on Dodgers TV situation

    The Federal Communications is not happy with Time Warner Cable about the Dodgers TV situation. In a blistering letter to Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Rob Marcus, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler criticized the company for its inability to reach...
  • 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...
  • Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?

    Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?
    I never thought I would have to fight for a grocery store in my ward. When I was first elected alderman of the 5th Ward in 1999, I naively thought retailers would flock to this South Side community after taking note of all of its selling points —...
  • Spring a busy period for retail, consumer M&A deals

    Spring a busy period for retail, consumer M&A deals
    Deal makers were busy in the retail and consumer sector last quarter. Eight multibillion-dollar deals were announced from April through June, up from four such deals in the second quarter of 2013 and five deals of that size announced in the first...
  • The Hartford Announces Organizational Changes

    The Hartford Financial Services Group is changing its organizational structure less than a month after an executive shuffle resulting from Liam E. McGee's departure as CEO. Changes announced Tuesday afternoon consolidate property-casualty functions while...
  • Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm

    Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm
    Nearly 1 million Chicagoans bid adieu to Exelon’s Commonwealth Edison last year, hoping to get a better deal from a new power company. A deal announced Wednesday will send them back into Exelon’s arms. Exelon Corp. announced Wednesday it...
  • 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....
  • Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd

    Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd
    A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks. Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
  • Unlocking cellphones is legal again; here's the skinny on the law

    Unlocking cellphones is legal again; here's the skinny on the law
    In a big win for consumers, President Obama on Friday signed into law the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which makes it legal once again for consumers to unlock their cellphones. What is cellphone unlocking? Cellphone...
  • Economy, hiring up in July, but flat wage growth dampens cheer

    WASHINGTON July marked a sixth straight month with 200,000-plus jobs growth, the government said Friday, cementing the view of a firming U.S. economic recovery. Deeper within the numbers, however, was an explanation for why many Americans still don't feel...