| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Smart Balance says it will change the ingredients in its butter-like spreads to make sure they include no genetically modified organisms.
“I’ve been in the food industry for 35 years. I have never seen a consumer issue come on this fast,&...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:05 PM
In recent years, Connecticut lawmakers have pursued groundbreaking public policy initiatives, such as repealing the death penalty, placing controversial new restrictions on gun owners and enacting the nation's first law mandating paid sick days.
| Jul 15, 2013
A Denver Post editorial: Independent tests showing some hybrid vehicles get far fewer miles per gallon than advertised is a consumer issue that has significant public policy implications....At issue are recent auto tests conducted by the venerable...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 3:37 PM
To: Richard Cordray, Director
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Dear Mr. Cordray:
First, congratulations on your appointment to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Unless the banking interests have their way, your appointment is expected...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Let's turn to baseball to sum up the Maryland legislative session's impact on consumers: It had a few singles but no home runs.
"We made a lot of progress on some really critical issues," says Marceline White, executive director of the Maryland...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:17 PM
The report that a lawyer in Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's office sent an email and left a voicemail message suggesting that the state should act quickly on a request from someone who claimed to be an important political supporter of the lawyer's...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 10:29 AM
Faith E. Wachter doesn't normally spend as much as $17 on shampoo in a single shopping trip. But by stocking up on haircare products recently, the Ellicott City resident saved more than $4 on gasoline for her car — and just in time for a drive to...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Florida remains in the minority of states where it is still legal - not to mention simple - to text, surf the Web or make a call on your cell phone while driving. But an unlikely group of like-minded individuals – including pop star Justin Bieber, a...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Alan Mark Silbergeld, a retired Consumer Union attorney and consumer advocate who was an aficionado of vocal music, died Friday of complications from lymphoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Homeland resident was 72.
"He was a leading consumer advocate on...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:59 AM
The Problem Solver (Jon Yates) and the former Problem Partner (Kristin Samuelson) were thrilled to meet about three dozen readers who joined us Thursday at the Tribune Tower for lunch, conversation and a tour of the newsroom.
These faithful fans came...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:17 PM
“Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things” only slightly exaggerates. It is 100 stories about 100 things, though only a handful of the stories are extraordinary. In fact, fewer are memorable.
Not that it matters;...