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  • Short sales tricky with two lenders involved

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We are doing a short sale with two loans. The first lender has agreed to the deal. The second lender (with the equity loan) is being a little more difficult. The second lender will get 10 percent of what is owed,...
  • Expired debt coming back to haunt some through deceptive means

    I have been a certified court mediator in Florida for more than 10 years. In recent years, I have seen more and more cases of creditors and debt collectors suing people who have not made the minimum payments on their credit cards. If you have outstanding...
  • Survey finds credit card companies are protecting consumer interests in chargeback policies

    Several months ago, I wrote a column that discussed why it pays to use a credit card for large purchases, whether for merchandise or services. I pointed out that if you are dissatisfied with what you have purchased, you should document your complaint in...
  • Beware of con artists' schemes related to Affordable Care Act

    Beware of con artists' schemes related to Affordable Care Act
    Consumers weren't able to sign up for insurance under new health care exchanges until last week, but con artists have been scheming for months to steal money or Social Security numbers under the guise of the Affordable Care Act. And it's bound to get...
  • U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

    U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger
    After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history. The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
  • FTC warns hotels about 'drip pricing,' but is it enough?

    Consumers continue to get dinged and, worse, surprised by "resort" fees that often aren't quoted upfront in the hotel booking process. This one lump-sum fee often covers such items as phone calls, bottled water, Internet access, access to the pool or...
  • FTC cracks down on anti-concussion claims

    FTC cracks down on anti-concussion claims
    The mouthguard company Brain-Pad Inc. never claimed that its products prevent concussions. Instead, advertisements have long promised that the devices can "reduce the risk" of a head injury and create "brain safety space." But even these nuanced...
  • More health, less sugar and spending in food advertising to kids

    Marketers selling food to children and teens spent 20% less in 2009 than they did in 2006 and are making "modest nutritional improvements" to the products they promote, according to a new government report. Advertisers shelled out nearly $1.8 billion to...
  • Like Feinstein, Boxer urges federal inqury into high gas prices

    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is following in her colleague Dianne Feinstein’s steps by calling for a federal investigation into record gas prices in California. Boxer is urging the Department of Justice’s Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working...
  • Feinstein wants federal probe of record California gas prices

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is calling for a federal investigation to determine whether “an illegal short squeeze” is responsible for the soaring price of gasoline in California, which hit another record high Monday. With a regular...
  • Clamping down on beauty product claims

     Clamping down on beauty product claims
    You've seen the advertising claims: a certain skin cream will make you look 10 years younger, a mascara will add a lush fringe around your eyes, a hair product will leave your hair smooth and sleek for months. And to prove it, there's an actress or...