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  • 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...
  • Court ruling should stop robocalls to your cellphone

    If your wireless phone keeps ringing with annoying automated calls from businesses you'd rather not talk to, you now may have the power to stop some of them. All you have to do is ask. A federal appeals court in Pennsylvania recently ruled that...
  • 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...
  • Howard County forum educates on dangers of identity theft

    You make concerted efforts to safeguard information from identity thieves — keeping bank card passwords concealed, buying online goods solely from secure websites and refusing to furnish personal information to anyone you don't know. Adults and...
  • Traveling for Christmas? Watch for undisclosed fees at hotels

     
    If you're hitting the road for the holidays and are booking a hotel room, make sure you know the full price you'll be paying before you arrive. Authorities recently warned several hotels they weren't being upfront with their online pricing.......
  • Feds say retailers bamboozled shoppers into thinking they were buying green products

     
    If you bought certain blankets, sheets or clothing from Amazon.com, Macy's, Sears, Kmart or Leon Max several years ago thinking it was environmentally friendly because it was made of bamboo, it might not have been. Authorities allege the retailers were......
  • Miracles do happen - telemarketer nailed for alleged Do Not Call violations

     
    Some of my recent columns, including today's about burglar alarm sales scams, have prompted plenty of complaints about the government's inability to stop telemarketing calls to people on the Do Not Call list. When people ask me why more isn't......
  • In fob we trust

     
    The blessing and curse of modern car keys Wednesday's print column Earlier this week, we traded my wife's old sedan for the key to a brand new car Literally. In the course of final negotiations with the salesman, I said......