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  • Virginia mental health advocate Mary Ann Bergeron retiring after 25 years

    Virginia mental health advocate Mary Ann Bergeron retiring after 25 years
    The 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and "the November tragedy," the death of state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son in November 2013, marked the low points in her 25 years working in Virginia's mental health system. Both resulted in needed legislative changes and...
  • NHTSA investigating Ram 1500 models for rear differential failure

     
    Filed under: Truck, Recalls, Safety, Dodge, Ram The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its Ram brand following a number of reports regarding the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. According to 15...
  • Henkel may splash out on further acquisitions: CFO in paper

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German consumer goods group Henkel may make further acquisitions to bolster its portfolio of detergents and hair care products after announcing two deals last month, its finance chief was quoted saying. "We do not rule out larger...
  • Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend

    Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend
    With gas prices on the rise again, West Baltimore resident Coralee Penner says she may sell the "gas-guzzling" Hummer H3 she's driven since 2007. Penner said she's considering replacing her SUV with a more compact car to save on gas. In the meantime,...
  • Transparency in medical ratings improves care for all patients

    Whether you're buying a home, deciding where you'd like to go to dinner, or selecting a doctor — information is key. That's certainly what we believe as medical professionals and what we believe collectively here at Orlando Health. Over the years,...
  • Consumer travel issues: Midyear status report

    Consumer travel issues: Midyear status report
    What's the current status of the major consumer issues in travel? Here's a quick overview: Transparent Airfares Act. Although you may not have noticed much recent movement on this noxious proposal, my friends in Washington expect it to come up for a vote...
  • O.C. district attorney's office files consumer suit against GM

    The Orange County District Attorney’s office has filed a lawsuit against General Motors, alleging the company engaged in unfair competition and false advertising in violation of California law when it failed to disclose defects. The lawsuit...
  • Check It Out: Need answers at 1 a.m.? We've got 'em

    Summer is a busy time. People seem to always be on the go. That can be challenging to avid readers and seekers of information. It's not always convenient to stop by the library to find something new to read or the answers required for a special project....
  • Boom time for moneylenders as debt pile drags on Thai recovery

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Business is great," said Aoy, a moneylender who charges a whopping 10 percent a month interest but finds plenty of takers in Thailand, where a huge pile of household debt is complicating the military government's efforts to revive a...
  • L'Oreal settles with FTC over anti-aging ads the feds called deceptive

    L'Oreal settles with FTC over anti-aging ads the feds called deceptive
    Cosmetics company L’Oréal USA Inc. agreed Monday to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising for some of its anti-aging products.  According to the FTC’s complaint, L’Oréal made false and unsubstantiated...
  • Mayo: Is good news from state-run Citizens a political ploy?

    What's gotten into state-run Citizens Property Insurance? All the news lately has been sunshine and rainbows. Rate cuts have been approved for next year, meaning many South Florida homeowners could actually see insurance bills drop (something rarer than a...