| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:36 AM
The government shutdown has caught the Federal Trade Commission in its cold embrace, and that means the do-not-call list is on the fritz.
Telemarketers have free rein to call people.
Robin thus asks a timely question: Can you sue a telemarketer?
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Tammie, like many people, receives catalogs she doesn't want. Lots of them.
She wants to know: How did these guys find her? And what can she do to get rid of them?
Finding people is the easy part. Marketers routinely buy and sell mailing lists....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Knight Capital Group's successor has agreed to pay $12 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that it failed to have safeguards in place that could have prevented mistaken trades that caused more than $460 million in losses...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Dottie works hard to protect her privacy. Yet she finds she's constantly being put on different marketers' mailing lists?
She'd like to know: How does this happen and what can she do about it?
How it happens is that any time we do business with a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Mike Vincent, formerly EMS chief with the City of Pembroke Pines, has joined Atrus Inc., creators of the AED Link that provides registered location informaton to 911 call-takers in real time, as a business development representative.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Wedged into the blotter on Mike Farah's desk at the Funny or Die studios in Hollywood is an index card with a list — wrangling talent, polishing scripts and arranging shoots — long enough to keep the comedy website executive fully occupied....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Like most people, I occasionally dream about retiring somewhere fun--say, to a houseboat in Seattle, a one-bedroom rental in Brooklyn, or maybe a chateau in Provence. But I have another fantasy, this one involving a place closer to home. As in, my home....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:20 PM
California lifted the curtain Thursday on its advertising for a new health insurance marketplace opening this fall as part of the federal health law.
Covered California, the state agency implementing the Affordable Care Act, said these initial TV ads...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:07 PM
WASHINGTON -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $389 million in refunds and penalties for illegally charging credit card customers for identity theft protection and other add-on services they didn't receive or authorize, federal regulators said...
| Nov 3, 2013
When Kayla Heath walks into the Year Up Chicago offices, she glances in the full-length mirror to make sure her tailored suit covers her tattoos, her powder pink blouse doesn't hang too low and her matching pink heels aren't too high.
It's a self-...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:38 AM
A coffee connoisseur may look for balanced flavors, acidity and proper brewing technique in their cup of Joe, but America's palate prefers a more simpler brew: Folgers.
J.M. Smucker Co., the maker of Smucker's jam and Folgers coffee, reported...