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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,...
  • Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown

    A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday. The investigation led by the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement resulted in 252...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ How gov't aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to tide them...
  • Feds target Longwood auto dealer for alleged false ads

    Feds target Longwood auto dealer for alleged false ads
    The Federal Trade Commission has accused Longwood auto dealer Cory Fairbanks Mazda of false advertising in a national sweep of the industry. According to the FTC, Cory Fairbanks Mazda has advertised misleading and false prices on cars, including ads...
  • Feds investigate safety of Lumber Liquidators flooring

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde. Chairman Elliot F. Kaye said Wednesday the...
  • Office Depot's top executives would get $85 million in Staples merger

    Office Depot's top executives would get $85 million in Staples merger
    Office Depot's five top executives -- even some short-timers -- are slated to receive payouts totaling $85 million if the office-supply retailer completes its merger with Massachusetts-based Staples, according to a new regulatory filing. At its Boca...
  • At war with AT&T over data throttling

    At war with AT&T over data throttling
    AT&T put me in the time-out chair. Again. My wireless carrier, now affectionately known as the Death Star, punished my data-hogging ways by lowering my blazing-fast 4G LTE connection on my super-smart Apple iPhone 6. This slowing of high-speed...
  • Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger

    Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger
    Maryland has joined nine other states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission in opposing a merger of the country's two largest food distribution companies on grounds that the union would create a near-monopoly in this region and...
  • Lumber Liquidators slides on new call for investigation

    Shares of Lumber Liquidators fell Monday after a second U.S. senator called for an investigation into the safety of laminate flooring made in China. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission should...
  • How newest class of drugs could save billions of dollars

    How newest class of drugs could save billions of dollars
    Clad in white lab coats, blue gloves and safety goggles, scientists are buzzing around a lab at Hospira in Lake Forest. One lifts a clear vial to eye level as he uses a syringe to fill it with a clear solution. A colleague across the room nudges aside a...
  • Office Depot-Staples merger could affect real estate market

    Office Depot-Staples merger could affect real estate market
    Former Office Depot CEO Steve Odland had a grand plan for a global headquarters in 2006. Two years later, employees moved into a majestic building rising above Military Trail at Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton that overlooks a golf course. Seven years...