| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies, such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable...
| Nov 1, 2013
Friday print column updates (and includes the comments on) an earlier blog post making this same point. We will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.......
| Aug 31, 2011
| 3:05 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Natalia Cigliuti was born in New York City today in 1978. This birthday gal starred as Bobbi on "Raising the Bar" and portrayed Anita Santos Warner on the long-running soap "All My Children" from 2004-06. She currently gives voice to...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:25 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Michael Shannon was born in Lexington, Ky., on this date in 1974. This birthday guy earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 2008 movie "Revolutionary Road." Shannon currently stars as Agent Van Alden on the series...
| Feb 13, 2013
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, the first of his second term, won't be long remembered. It didn't offer much in the way of new ideas. It was short on memorable lines — except, perhaps, his demand for congressional action on gun...
| Sep 18, 2012
Buying a new car can be a joyous event. Before you leave the dealership, however, you'll find yourself in the finance office with a pitch for an extended warranty. Before you sign up, consider some expert advice.
"Extended warranties, offered at the time...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Regulators nationwide are pushing life insurers to do a better job of tracking when policyholders die and locating the beneficiaries — an effort that could reap billions of dollars for consumers.
Insurers regularly monitor Social Security's Death...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 7:56 AM
The last thing you want during vacation is a problem with your bill or services. Fortunately, the number of travel and vacation-related complaints have steadily fallen in recent years, according to the Division of Consumer Services.
During the 2010-...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:34 AM
Imagine showing off your new car to friends and family only to get a call from the dealer — sometimes weeks later — saying your financing has fallen through.
You're given the option of returning the car or signing a new sales agreement with...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:26 PM
In a July 18 letter to Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson, Office Depot said it expects to meet its incentives requirement with the county to retain and create jobs.
"We believe we will continue to meet these requirements for the remainder of...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:19 PM
The Ravens filled their big-back void with one of the biggest enigmas in NFL history.
Ricky Williams, who is as powerful as he is offbeat, agreed to a two-year contract with the Ravens on Monday that has a maximum value of $4 million. The 34-year-old...