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  • North Shore man learned 'buyer beware' the hard way at art auction

    North Shore man learned 'buyer beware' the hard way at art auction
    When a novice art collector found a flier in his mailbox for an "Urgent Divorce Auction" promising signed pieces from the likes of Renoir, Degas and Miro, he was intrigued at the prospect of snatching up a good deal in his own Winnetka neighborhood. But...
  • Rick Scott, seat belts and private schools: Letters

    Rick Scott, seat belts and private schools: Letters
    Scott an embarrassment On Thursday, a Sentinel headline read: "Scott gets a chance to shine at summit." The headline should have been: "Scott continues to be an embarrassment to the citizens of Florida." I could go on and on about the problems with...
  • Staples says Office Depot acquisition 'on track'

    Staples says Office Depot acquisition 'on track'
    The merger of Office Depot and Staples is "right on track," Staples chief executive Ron Sargent said Wednesday. During a conference call to discuss Staples' first-quarter earnings, Sargent said the Massachusetts-based office-supply retailer is...
  • Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says

    Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says
    A group of four cancer philanthropies bilked donors across the country out of $187 million, the Federal Trade Commission charged Tuesday in what the agency called one of the largest ever government actions against charity fraud. The four groups named in...
  • Consumer Reports: Does unit pricing really help you judge costs?

    Picture this: You're at the supermarket trying to find the best deal on AAA batteries for your flashlight, so you check the price labels beneath each pack. Sounds pretty straightforward, right? But how can you tell which pack is cheaper when one is priced...
  • W.Va. attorney general warns of consumer complaint scam

    Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia business owners about a consumer complaint scam. Morrisey says some businesses have received a fraudulent email warning that a complaint has been filed with the Federal Trade Commission. The...
  • Putting the kibosh on robocalls is easier said than done

    Putting the kibosh on robocalls is easier said than done
    Want to know who's to blame for all those annoying robocalls during dinner? Nathan Kingsbury, that's who. He was the AT&T vice president who signed his name to a 1913 letter pledging that the company would open its network to other phone services. The...
  • The $187 Million Cancer Charity Scam: What Gives?

    The $187 Million Cancer Charity Scam: What Gives?
    It's apparently much easier to run a sham charity than to stop a sham charity in the United States. It took the Federal Trade Commission, the attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, years of consumer complaints, a half-dozen...
  • Cision CEO charts digital PR future

    Cision CEO charts digital PR future
    When a story is pitched to a journalist or even a member of the Twitterati, there's a good chance it was helped along by the team on the 7th floor of One Prudential Plaza in Chicago. That's where Cision, a leading public relations technology firm, has...
  • Whatever happened to antitrust?

    Whatever happened to antitrust?
    Last week's settlement between the Justice Department and five giant banks reveals the appalling weakness of modern antitrust. The banks had engaged in the biggest price-fixing conspiracy in modern history. Their self-described "cartel" used an...
  • Robert B. Reich: Whatever happened to antitrust?

    Last week's settlement between the Justice Department and five giant banks reveals the appalling weakness of modern antitrust. The banks had engaged in the biggest price-fixing conspiracy in modern history. Their self-described "cartel" used an exclusive...