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  • Comcast Preps Charm Offensive To Sell TW Cable Merger In Skeptical D.C.

    After a morning media blitz by Comcast to announce its plans to buy Time Warner Cable, the companies now face the arduous task of selling it to D.C. regulators over the howls of protest from media watchdog orgs. While Comcast's policy chief David L....
  • 'Free' gift card promoters to pay $2.5 million in fraud case

    The owners of six companies, including three from Orange County, have agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit that accused them of sending out millions of text messages offering free gift cards they never delivered. The...
  • Making a settlement with debt collectors

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: A while ago, I found myself between a rock and a hard place in my finances. After my child support payments increased, I found that I did not have enough to pay my credit card minimum monthly payments. And then 10...
  • Prospects for Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse merger dim

    Prospects for Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse merger dim
    As the prospect of a $1.6 billion merger between Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. and Men's Wearhouse dimmed, investors retrenched Monday, pushing down shares of both retailers much further than the broader market decline. The market reacted after a weekend...
  • Henry Waxman leads another quixotic charge for 'net neutrality'

    Henry Waxman leads another quixotic charge for 'net neutrality'
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. Entering the home stretch of his congressional career, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) is trying again to let the federal government regulate the Internet just enough to preserve the status quo. And...
  • Marketer admits sending millions of deceptive spam text messages

    A Wisconsin man has agreed to pay $10,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that he sent millions of unwanted and misleading text messages to consumers with bogus offers of "free" gift cards and electronics. The FTC had accused Jason Q....
  • GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]

    GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]
    Maryland has been a pacesetter on some important health care issues like hospital cost control. But on one matter that is seriously impairing patient care — generic drug shortages — Marylanders are facing the same crisis as everyone else....
  • Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws

    WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4% apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool...
  • Kevin Hunt: Review: TaskOne iPhone Case: It Slices! It Dices!

    Kevin Hunt: Review: TaskOne iPhone Case: It Slices! It Dices!
    Imagine getting lost in the deep woods, naked (it happens) and afraid, with only an iPhone that's beyond the range of distant cell towers. Don't be a defeatist and sit on a tree stump playing "Angry Birds" offline while waiting for clothed rescuers....
  • Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013

    Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013
    Scammers don't have to file annual reports. The Federal Trade Commission does it for them. The FTC received more than 2 million complaints in 2013, most frequently about identity theft (290,056). American consumers reported $1.6 billion in fraud losses,...
  • Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion

    Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion
    Albertsons is making a play for the top spot in the U.S. grocery industry with the purchase of rival Safeway for more than $9 billion in cash and stock. Safeway, now the second-largest chain behind Kroger Co., owns the Vons and Pavilions brands in...