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  • Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe

    Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe
    The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process. The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
  • More health, less sugar and spending in food advertising to kids

    Marketers selling food to children and teens spent 20% less in 2009 than they did in 2006 and are making "modest nutritional improvements" to the products they promote, according to a new government report. Advertisers shelled out nearly $1.8 billion to...
  • Apps can secretly collect data on your kids

    My middle-school-age son has his face glued to his iPod Touch and I have no idea what games he's playing or what else he's doing with it. I know that's costing me points in the parenting scorebook, but that's just the way life is for us, and I'm...
  • Kevin Hunt: Guess What New Britain Woman Got For $299 Mortgage Audit?

    Kevin Hunt: Guess What New Britain Woman Got For $299 Mortgage Audit?
    Unsolicited letters, email and telephone calls are almost always best left unanswered. Let them go and they'll never amount to more than a nuisance. Answer one, as Mari Merwin of New Britain did, and you're asking for trouble. Merwin's troubles...
  • Find truth in the fine print

    Mouse print: It's the catch, the gotcha, the bait-and-switch. It's print advertising's tiny type, fit for reading by mice, or a speed-talked disclaimer on TV or radio that often makes an advertised claim false or misleading. "FREE BOX OF CORN FLAKES...
  • Reporting privacy vs. profits on Internet browsers

    Reporting privacy vs. profits on Internet browsers
    Balancing privacy and profits on the Internet is proving difficult. An industry leadership group was chartered last year to hammer out a universal "do not track" policy to protect Web surfers, whose personal data is collected as they move from site to...
  • Scam victims could get refunds

    When people tell me they think they wired money to a con artist and want to know how they can get it back, I try to break the bad news to them gently. They'll likely never see that money again. That's what they're afraid of when they call. I still...
  • Gas price spikes disguise real problems with California market

    Gasoline price spikes, such as the event that drove the average gallon in California to a stratospheric $4.67 in October, create two types of frustration. There's the immediate frustration of seeing the price at the pump soar almost overnight to a...
  • Scam targets real estate agents, others with state licenses

    Scam targets real estate agents,  others with state  licenses
    A scam is sending e-mails to real estate agents, asking they call in with personal information because their professional license is being suspended, a state spokeswoman said Wednesday. However, the Florida Department of Business and Professional...
  • How to get the most out of coupon shopping

    Coupons are big business: More than 3,000 manufacturers distribute nearly 330 billion coupons worth an estimated $280 billion every year in an effort to help consumers save money. Coupons are useful when they save you money on what you're already...
  • Web companies need to step up on protecting kids' privacy

    Everybody can agree that the privacy of children needs to be protected when they use the Internet. Young children invite trouble by logging on, posting pictures of themselves, giving out their cellphone numbers, birthdays, home addresses and other...