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  • Nothing to fear from phony email threats

    Nothing to fear from phony email threats
    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...
  • Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus

    Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus
    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...
  • Lender demands more data for loan in good standing

    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...
  • Privacy advocates want regulators to go after Facebook

    Privacy advocates want regulators to go after Facebook
    Privacy advocates Tuesday called for government regulators to investigate Facebook’s tracking of users even when they’re on third-party sites, saying the change might violate a previous privacy agreement Facebook made with the government....
  • Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's revised buyout offer

    Family Dollar announced Friday morning that its board of directors has spurned rival Dollar General's latest buyout offer due to continued concerns over antitrust issues. The announcement comes just three days after Dollar General increased its offer for...
  • Discounter Dollar General raises offer for Family Dollar

    Dollar General Corp. increased its offer for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc., trying to derail a deal with another discounter. The nation’s largest deep discounter said Tuesday that it offered $9.1 billion in cash, or $80 per share, for...
  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree faces fight for Family Dollar

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree faces fight for Family Dollar
    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-...
  • Adjusting for life in the world of Big Data

     Adjusting for life in the world of Big Data
    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...
  • Automatically read the fine print on your contracts, or you could automatically renew terms you don't like

     
    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......
  • Love your lighting

    Love your lighting
    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...
  • FTC files suit against Amazon over accidental in-app purchases

    For most parents, seeing a random $358 charge on their credit card bill would elicit a lot of questions. But for the parents of the 71% of children who play mobile games such as Angry Birds or Temple Run, those seemingly random charges are becoming more...