| 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...
| Jul 14, 2014
Ever get annoyed when car ads hype pie-in-the-sky mpg figures? Well, you aren't alone. Advertisements are notorious for shilling highway-only mpg, sometimes for specific trims that aren't widely available. Witness a Mazda commercial from 2012 that...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Google Inc. cleared out a key antitrust case, among other battles it faces, by agreeing to terms with European officials over allegations that the Internet giant abused its search-engine dominance to promote its own services over those of competitors....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Sharpen your pencils, Funny Money fans: It's time for a pop math quiz! Find the incorrect equation:
$20,995 = $15,995
$0.00 = $2,399
$25,000 = $0.00
If your answer is that all of those are wrong, wrong, wrong, you are much better at math than...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Target continues to suffer blow-back from the breach of up to 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts it disclosed last week, as consumer perception of the chain plunges and calls for an investigation intensify.
In a Sunday letter to the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Target continues to suffer blowback from the breach of as many as 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts it disclosed last week, as consumer perception of the chain plunges and calls for an investigation intensify.
Consumers' perception of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators said Friday that they planned to crack down on misleading advertisements for weight-loss products, including dietary supplements, food additives and skin creams.
Jessica Rich, director of the Federal Trade Commission's...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Maybe you got a call from Rachel over the holidays.
That's Rachel as in "Rachel from cardholder services," those incredibly annoying telemarketing pitches that prompted the former head of the Federal Trade Commission, Jon Leibowitz, to declare Rachel...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:38 AM
As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...