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  • Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion

    Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion
    Albertsons is making a play for the top spot in the U.S. grocery industry with the purchase of rival Safeway for more than $9 billion in cash and stock. Safeway, now the second-largest chain behind Kroger Co., owns the Vons and Pavilions brands in...
  • Galaxy sponsorship won't be affected, Herbalife says of FTC probe

    Galaxy sponsorship won't be affected, Herbalife says of FTC probe
    Herbalife Ltd. said Thursday a new U.S. probe of the nutritional products maker would not affect its sponsorship of the Galaxy and other teams and athletes. The company, whose business practices have been publicly attacked by a Wall Street investment...
  • Abusive debt collector "took deception to new lows," authorities say

     
    There is no shortage of debt collection scams out there. I've written about many of them. But this one is particularly egregious, authorities say. The scam was run out of New York by a network of companies and individuals that......
  • A reminder to think twice about buying health products that promise amazing results

     
    The old adage about offers sounding too good to be true should be on your mind all the time, but especially when you see products advertised as cures for your ailments. The Federal Trade Commission said a court recently ordered......
  • Giving 'Rachel' telemarketer an earful

     Giving 'Rachel' telemarketer an earful
    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...
  • Four California car dealers accused of deception settle with FTC

    Four California car dealers accused of deception settle with FTC
    Four auto dealers in Southern California and five others around the country agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges of deceptive advertising that misled consumers about low prices and financing when buying cars. The nationwide...
  • Know your rights if you're hounded by debt collectors

     
    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......
  • Fallout from Target customer data breach shows in sentiment survey

    Fallout from Target customer data breach shows in sentiment survey
    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...
  • Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion

    Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion
    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...
  • Google to pay Md. $1M over privacy breach allegations

    Google to pay Md. $1M over privacy breach allegations
    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...
  • In fob we trust

     
    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......