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  • Buying Used: Hot to choose a preowned vehicle that will provide years of loyal service.

    Prices on used vehicles have climbed due to reduced new vehicle sales the past several years, a drop in leasing and fewer trade-ins...
  • South Florida men targeted seniors around the world in $28M sweepstakes fraud, feds say

    South Florida men targeted seniors around the world in $28M sweepstakes fraud, feds say
    A South Florida-based sweepstakes fraud that bilked about $28 million from hundreds of thousands of victims around the world has been shut down with the arrests of four local men, federal authorities said Thursday. Matthew Pisoni, 42, of Fort...

    Merger would be bad for consumers

    Merger would be bad for consumers
    If the FTC approves a proposed merger of Office Depot and Staples, then the combined company will be a monopoly in my neighborhood, from Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton. In the area of office supplies, they will have no competition, prices will rise and...

    Staples says Office Depot acquisition 'on track'

    Staples says Office Depot acquisition 'on track'
    The merger of Office Depot and Staples is "right on track," Staples chief executive Ron Sargent said Wednesday. During a conference call to discuss Staples' first-quarter earnings, Sargent said the Massachusetts-based office-supply retailer is...

    Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says

    Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says
    A group of four cancer philanthropies bilked donors across the country out of $187 million, the Federal Trade Commission charged Tuesday in what the agency called one of the largest ever government actions against charity fraud. The four groups named in...