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  • A different sort of consumer issue: Finding a cure for herpes

    A different sort of consumer issue: Finding a cure for herpes
    I get asked a lot of consumer questions. Why is my cable bill so high? How do I stop telemarketers from bothering me? This one was a first. Laura wrote in to say: "Can you please find out what's taking scientists so long for a cure to herpes? I know...
  • Cari Meyers, Puppy Mill Project founder

    Cari Meyers, Puppy Mill Project founder
    She ran her own special events company for 20 years, sold vintage jewelry, studied theater in college. But, Cari Meyers says, "This part of my life is far more exciting." Meyers is the president of The Puppy Mill Project, a nonprofit she founded in 2009...
  • ABC's 'Nightline' Gets Primetime Run Starting This Weekend

    ABC will join CBS and NBC in having a news-division presence on Saturday nights starting this week, when "Nightline" returns to primetime with a series of one-hour programs. "Nightline Prime" will use the newest technologies to put viewers in the...
  • Smart meters are a scam [Letter]

    Smart meters are a scam [Letter]
    More and more smart people are opting out of so-called smart meters. They know the opt out fees, dreamed up out of thin air by BGE and PEPCO, are a punitive device to try and force us into submission. Smart people know that the time-of-use rates we will...
  • Michael Moss on 'Salt Sugar Fat'

    Michael Moss on 'Salt Sugar Fat'
    In his Pulitzer Prize-winning 2009 expose on pathogens in America's meat, New York Times investigative reporter Michael Moss described in chilling detail the dangers of bacteria in the American meat supply. But in the course of interviewing food experts...
  • World's Markets, Malls: A Great Bucket List For Shoppers

    World's Markets, Malls: A Great Bucket List For Shoppers
    Like a lot of folks, I've got a bucket list of things I want to do and see before I head to the big mall in the sky. Mine's a little different than most. I call it "999 places to shop before I die." The list includes the world's most iconic, exotic,...
  • Daniel Vasquez

    Editorial writer Daniel Vasquez is the newest member of the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, having joined in January 2013. Vasquez is a veteran journalist who has covered everything from crime and courts to politics and business. He has spent the last...
  • Edward Snowden reveals his reasoning, another GoT batch ends, and 3D printing goes mainstream

    Edward Snowden reveals his reasoning, another GoT batch ends, and 3D printing goes mainstream
    American citizens from both ends of the political spectrum are rallying behind a former Marylander who has come forward as the NSA whistleblower. Also, if you're bored by that whole "active citizenship" thing, you can watch Game of Thrones and then...
  • Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin resigns to attend graduate school in Texas

    Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin resigns to attend graduate school in Texas
    Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin announced Monday he would retire from the legislature next week and move to Texas to pursue a graduate degree in sports management. Pipkin, 56, served as Republican's chief debater in the Maryland Senate, leading...
  • Hybrid hype?

     
    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...
  • Wish list for new director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Wish list for new director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    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...