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  • Lawsuit puts scrutiny on title insurance kickbacks

    A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for home buyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...
  • Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook

    Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output rose broadly in July and automobile production recorded its largest increase in five years, boosting the economy at the start of the third quarter. While other data on Friday showed some cooling in factory...
  • Top 5 Baltimore industries now hiring

    Top 5 Baltimore industries now hiring
    As summer turns into fall, that familiar “back-to-school” feeling affects adults as well as children. Just as kids get serious about schoolwork after months of play, many grownups feel it’s time to focus on their current career path....
  • Delinquent debt number 'stunning'

    Delinquent debt number 'stunning'
    The credit card Chris Mezyk received before college was meant to pay for food and getting around. But it didn't stop there. "It quickly turned into the bar tab card, which turned into the 'I've got to find a way to get to work and I can't pay for it'...
  • The case for cop and teacher cams

    The case for cop and teacher cams
    If you've ever had the distinct displeasure of calling a customer service hotline, you've probably heard a soothing voice tell you that "this call may be monitored for quality assurance purposes." It can be comforting to know that there is — in...
  • Anheuser-Busch targets Latinos with new Mexican beer import

    Anheuser-Busch is wedging its way back into the Mexican beer market. The beer giant is importing its first Mexican lager to select Southwestern states to target Latino consumers. First stop: Dodger Stadium. The beer giant, a division of Anheuser-Busch...
  • Worried about Russian hackers? Take these personal-data precautions

    Hackers have struck again. This time, a Russian hacking ring has allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be selling those data to third parties on the...
  • 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....
  • License revocation unwarranted, electricity supplier says

    License revocation unwarranted, electricity supplier says
    An electricity supplier in the crosshairs of Pennsylvania authorities over complaints about high prices says revoking its license would be heavy-handed under the circumstances because it is making amends by refunding customers. Hiko Energy, of Monsey,...
  • Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions

    Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions
    Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days. In eastern Ukraine, a...
  • Only 60% of Chicago flights on-time in June, gov't says

    Only 60% of Chicago flights on-time in June, gov't says
    If you were flying out of a Chicago airport in June, your chances of leaving on time and getting to your destination on-time weren’t great, as Chicago airports and its largest airlines again posted poor on-time rates, according to a Department of...