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  • Baltimore man, 81, loses his home following lottery fraud

    Baltimore man, 81, loses his home following lottery fraud
    The first caller told Norman Breidenbaugh he had won $2.5 million in a foreign sweepstakes, but there was a catch: Breidenbaugh needed to send $2,000 in fees before collecting his earnings. Other calls followed, promising Breidenbaugh millions more...
  • Airlines' attorneys eager to fight U.S. over merger

    A day after the U.S. Department of Justice sued to block the mega-merger of American Airlines and US Airways, attorneys for the carriers called the legal challenge weak and said they are looking forward to battling the government in court. The Justice...
  • Shutdown halts do-not-call list. Can you sue a telemarketer?

    Shutdown halts do-not-call list. Can you sue a telemarketer?
    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? And...
  • McManus: Obama's war on red tape

    Here are three things the Obama administration has done that you probably didn't know about: Ever struggle with those accordion-style rubber sleeves on nozzles at the gas station? The sleeve — technically a "vapor recovery nozzle" — was...
  • Watch out for unauthorized charges on cellphone bills

    Watch out for unauthorized charges on cellphone bills
    Take a line-by-line look at your cellphone bill — all dozen or so pages. See a $9.99 charge for horoscopes, flirting tips or some such thing that you didn't request? If so, you've been crammed. Once only a big problem with landline telephones,...
  • Aaron's agrees to stop spying on computer renters

    Aaron's agrees to stop spying on computer renters
    Aaron’s Inc., a rent-to-own retailer, has agreed to stop using software to secretly spy on and photograph customers who rented computers. The Federal Trade Commission had accused Aaron's and its franchisees of using software to monitor customers'...
  • E-cigarette industry lobbies to avoid regulation as tobacco product

    E-cigarette industry lobbies to avoid regulation as tobacco product
    They have the shape, feel and nicotine of tobacco cigarettes, but e-cigarettes should not be regulated like tobacco products, makers of the popular new product say. The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Assn., an industry group, is lobbying to avoid Food...
  • Exposed 'Scandal' blogger is ex-roommate of ABC sales director

    Exposed 'Scandal' blogger is ex-roommate of ABC sales director
    Oct 25 (TheWrap.com) - ABC denied on Friday that a prominent fan blogger for its hit show “Scandal” was an ABC sales director, saying that the blogger was instead the director’s former roommate. In an exclusive statement to TheWrap,...
  • Sentara has another records breach

    Sentara has another records breach
    Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...
  • Ann Ravel, California's -- and now D.C.'s -- pol monitor

    When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
  • Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?

    Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?
    SEATTLE — The seal looked appealing, a daisy on a field of green, with the words “Tested Green.” It was issued to more than 120 products as a guarantee of environmental responsibility. The problem, federal trade regulators announced in...