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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,...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01 After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer,...
  • Cardinal Health paying $26.8 million in FTC settlement

    Cardinal Health will pay $26.8 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it monopolized the sale in 25 markets of diagnostic drugs known as low-energy radiopharmaceuticals. The charges allege that the pharmaceutical...
  • EU alleges Google's abuses hurt consumers, innovation

    The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life more convenient for consumers or abuses its power to squeeze out rivals who might have something better to offer....
  • EU accuses Google of abusing Internet search dominance

    Like other U.S. high-tech titans, Google Inc. is learning that doing business in Europe is no vacation. The European Union's antitrust chief on Wednesday accused Google of abusing its search engine dominance to favor its own comparison shopping services...
  • Tax day advice: Beware calls from phony IRS agents

    WASHINGTON If an official from the Internal Revenue Service calls and demands immediate payment for thousands of dollars in back taxes, Al Cadenhead has some unexpected advice: Hang up. Cadenhead, a 67-year-old senior pastor from Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • Google's YouTube Kids should meet TV ad standards

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Friday, April 10: The same standards that apply for kids' programming on TV should also be enforced for online products. It's disappointing that Google didn't voluntarily follow the...
  • FTC ends 'Made in USA' inquiry into Office Depot

    FTC ends 'Made in USA' inquiry into Office Depot
    The Federal Trade Commission has ended its investigation into Office Depot's "Made in USA" claims for certain private brand desks it sells. Office Depot told the FTC that it inadvertently made misleading claims about the furniture, according to a letter...
  • Reports: Google facing antitrust showdown in Europe

    Reports: Google facing antitrust showdown in Europe
    European regulators are poised to file a complaint alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in Internet search to thwart competition and innovation, according to memo that the company sent to its employees Tuesday. Kent Walker, Google's general...
  • Officials: Slow justice at fault in Chicago man's long con

    The Illinois Attorney General's office sued the owner of a Chicago remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed...
  • Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

    Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?
    Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the "Do Not Call" list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from vacation cruises to medical alert devices and...