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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. Prices on fuel-efficient models have increased with particular speed, with values up 20 percent from January to May 2011,...
  • 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...
  • FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves

    A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal...
  • Wipes-maker to remove 'flushable' claim

    Wipes-maker to remove 'flushable' claim
    A maker of private-label wet wipes for retailers like Costco, CVS and Target has agreed to stop marketing them as "flushable" unless it can prove that they are, indeed, OK to flush. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced a proposed agreement...
  • New Uber ordinance is 'good government'

    New Uber ordinance is 'good government'
    The surging popularity of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft demonstrates that the use of technology and innovation to provide a valuable service, employ local residents and contribute to the economic vitality of the community...
  • Verizon pushes into content with move to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

    Verizon Communications Inc., which plans to launch a national video-streaming service later this year, said Tuesday that it is buying AOL Inc. for $4.4 billion. AOL owns such digital brands as Mapquest, Huffington Post and TechCrunch, and has developed...
  • Conway: Anti-competitive practices lead to higher gas prices

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway sued Marathon Petroleum Co. on Tuesday, claiming its control of the state's wholesale gasoline market has "been allowed to run rampant" and results in higher prices at the pump. The federal lawsuit alleges the...
  • Know your rights when dealing with a funeral home

    Know your rights when dealing with a funeral home
    Undercover investigators visited 11 California funeral homes last year to make sure prices charged to grieving families were disclosed upfront, as required by federal law. Nearly two-thirds flunked the test. This was an eye-opening finding for Bob...