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  • BGE should not get money for repairs before work has begun [Letter]

    On July 2, for the fourth consecutive year, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. asked the Public Service Commission to approve a rate distribution increase for citizens, who receive both gas and electric service. For each of the past three years, BGE has...
  • Legislation seeks to cap interest rates on payday, car title loans

    Pennsylvania has laws that try to protect people from lenders that charge exhorbitant interest on payday and other loans. But with recent attempts to weaken those protections and allow for the return of payday loan stores, a federal lawmaker is...
  • Gay Males Choose Ellen DeGeneres as Their Favorite Celebrity Endorser

    Gay males have crowned talkshow personality Ellen DeGeneres their most admired celebrity, and have singled out her recent pitch work with Maybelline as the advertising campaign they liked most in the past year. DeGeneres closely aligns with the celebrity...
  • Consumers are stockpiling cash, study shows

    Consumers are stockpiling cash, study shows
    Americans squirreled away more money in their checking accounts in 2013 than they did at any time in the past 25 years, suggesting that they remain spooked by the Great Recession, a new report shows. The average consumer’s checking account...
  • Allentown motel must reimburse Hurricane Sandy guests

    An Allentown motel will pay more than $10,000 to guests to settle claims that it was price gouging during Hurricane Sandy, the state attorney general said. During the storm, the Rodeway Inn — formerly the EconoLodge Motel — at 2115 Downyflake...
  • How much income will that 401(k) generate?

    Forget the big number you're aiming for in your 401(k). The retirement savings industry wants you to instead think about the monthly paycheck the account can generate. In other words, the thinking goes, consider it more like a pension. BlackRock Inc.,...
  • Consumers are padding their checking accounts

    Consumers are padding their checking accounts
    With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. The defensive stance, uncharacteristic of previous periods of low inflation and an improving...
  • Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

    Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops
    Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing. After years of squeezing traditional retailers, e-commerce companies that were once digital-only are seeing the value of hanging up shingles in malls and...
  • Three U.S. states sue 5-Hour Energy drink over advertising

    Oregon, Washington and Vermont sued the makers of 5-Hour Energy on Thursday for allegedly deceptive and misleading advertising, and said similar suits will follow in other states in the coming weeks. The Oregon lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County...
  • Plan to expand complaints database would benefit consumers

    Savvy consumers who want to check out a product or business to see if it's worth their hard-earned dollars have plenty of places to go online to search for information. But while there's plenty of data out there, it's often too vague to draw conclusions....
  • With her call to action, Warren cuts sharp contrast to Clinton

    As the 2016 presidential race approaches, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be entering a different phase of her career — one in which she’s beating back lots of unwanted attention. On Friday morning in Detroit, a crowd of liberal...