| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.
The No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer also said it would pay a break-...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The invitation offered a "free gourmet meal exclusively for people with neuropathy symptoms."
Lynda Adams wasn't upset to receive such a pitch, even though she didn't have neuropathy, a diabetes-related nerve disorder, and even though the meal, at a...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:31 PM
An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the investment and holding company run by billionaire Warren Buffett, agreed to pay $896,000 to settle allegations that it violated antitrust reporting requirements when acquiring stock in a Chicago building materials company last...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:14 PM
They want to lower your interest rate, consolidate your debt, offer you a free home-energy audit or even take care of that outstanding arrest warrant. You know — the one you didn't realize you had.
There's a wide world of fraud out there, and...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Sometimes scammers try so hard to scare people into opening their wallets that they overdo it and lose their intended effect.
The email Birdine Remaley Jr. of Whitehall Township got recently is a good example.
It tried to be threatening and startled...
| Aug 9, 2014
Summer's not the time to relax, at least when the next phone call, email or letter could be part of a criminal conspiracy to steal your money, your identity or threaten to send your children to foster care.
Do not resume normal leisure activities...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Q: I have a vacation home loan that is a couple of years old.
I always pay promptly, and I pay more than the monthly requirement, because I hope to pay it off early. I have gotten a request from the lender for tax returns for the last three years and a...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against North Chicago-based AbbVie and a partner, alleging the companies illegally blocked consumer access to generic versions of the testosterone replacement drug AndroGel in order to reap hundreds of...
| Jul 10, 2014
The Watchdog has reminded you countless times about the need to read the fine print on all of your paperwork so you know what you're getting into, and how you can get out when you need to. Too many people......
| May 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Furniture, flooring and wall coverings are physical as well as visual elements in your home decor, but one critical element in your home design is for your eyes only: Light.
"There are a lot of different categories of lighting," says Syril Lebbad, a...