| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:23 PM
The worst thing you can do if you get a call from a debt collector is to panic. Stand tough even if they call you a deadbeat, threaten to throw you in jail or tell you they'll rat you out......
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It used to be that people in the market for a new car could go to the car-shopping website TrueCar.com, which collects bids from auto dealerships, and get dealers to undercut one another on price. Dealers could see the rival prices,...
| Dec 10, 2013
Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you'll probably get a shrug, at best -- or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst.
But there's actually a...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:29 PM
A merger of the top two U.S. food distributors, Sysco and US Foods, could mean cutbacks at facilities in Severn and Jessup that employ hundreds of workers and sit fewer than 10 miles apart as a combined company consolidates operations across the United...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Sysco Corp. said Monday it would buy Rosemont-based US Foods Inc. for about $3.5 billion in a deal that will combine the top two U.S. food distributors and create a company making up at least a quarter of the $235 billion North American industry.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:51 AM
An Arizona company that offered to help fraud victims recover stolen money instead defrauded them again by selling worthless do-it-yourself kits that cost hundreds of dollars, the Federal Trade Commission said.
Business Recovery Services of Mesa, Ariz.,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Google will pay the Maryland state government $1 million as part of a $17 million, 37-state settlement for collecting information on consumers' Internet browsing activity without their consent.
The data was gathered from iPhone and iPad users despite a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:32 PM
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......