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  • Get tougher with predatory tow truck drivers

    Get tougher with predatory tow truck drivers
    Broward tow truck companies had a chance to clean up their act. They blew it. Two years have passed since Broward County cracked down on tow truck predators — but they're back at it again. Most likely, they never stopped. In response to...
  • Brazil cachaça maker seeks improved caipirinhas, fewer hangovers

    BETIM Brazil (Reuters) - For some people, a couple of caipirinhas, the powerful Brazilian cocktail, are just what is needed to take the edge off the stress of a hard day's work. But for others, including more than a few visitors to this year's soccer...
  • Government out of sorts [Editorial]

    Government out of sorts  [Editorial]
    It's a pretty safe bet that the year and month a vehicle registration is due for renewal is unknown to the average car owner living in Maryland or anywhere else for that matter. Most of us probably can't recall our tag number (even though it's a useful...
  • The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news you need to know

     
    Happy Monday! If you're looking for good news, you've come to the wrong place. If you want the dirt on the latest scams, accusations of fraud, recalls and other consumer news, read on for a summary of what the Watchdog......
  • Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks

    Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks
    Amid growing scrutiny statewide, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross faces another consumer lawsuit over its use of narrow networks in Obamacare coverage. A group of Anthem policyholders sued California's largest for-profit health insurer Tuesday in state...
  • Experts Warn Against The Dangers Of Fireworks

    Fireworks on the 4th of July are an American tradition. Yet the celebration carries with it an inherent danger. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 11,400 people sustained injuries and eight people died due to fireworks in...
  • New generation of jets comes with ups, downs

    New generation of jets comes with ups, downs
    The new generation of commercial airplanes is so radically different from how we have flown for the past 20-plus years that stepping onto one can feel like flying for the first time. The most obvious change is the thinness of the seats; the old-time...
  • U.S. consumer credit rises by $19.6 billion in May

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer credit rose in May, a sign that easy monetary policy was providing substantial support for the economy. Total consumer credit increased by $19.6 billion to $3.19 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday. That...
  • Holiday sets off explosive business for Indiana fireworks shops

    Holiday sets off explosive business for Indiana fireworks shops
    Many Americans take the day off on the Fourth of July, but not Miranda Panos: She's in the fireworks business. She plans to work until midnight Friday at Uncle Sam Fireworks in Hammond. There's usually one last surge around 10 p.m., she said, when...
  • Consumers borrowed more in May, though pace of growth slowed

    Consumers borrowed more in May, though pace of growth slowed
    Americans borrowed $19.6 billion more in May in consumer credit, although growth slowed from the previous month's torrid pace, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. Outstanding consumer credit, which includes auto and student loans as well as credit card...
  • India's onion crisis: shortages after the best-ever harvest

    PACHORE WANI India (Reuters) - Indian farmer Ranganath Watpade made a killing last year by putting off selling his onions until four months after he harvested them. This year, the same trick has backfired. The country has produced a record harvest, but...