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  • 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...
  • Consumers stand to make a few gains from legislative session

    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...
  • Shoppers seek gas savings at the supermarket

    Shoppers seek gas savings at the supermarket
    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...
  • Florida coalition, including Justin Bieber, works to combat texting and driving

    Florida coalition, including Justin Bieber, works to combat texting and driving
    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...
  • Alan Mark Silbergeld, consumer advocate

    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...
  • Welcoming What's Your Problem Readers To Tribune Tower

    Welcoming What's Your Problem Readers To Tribune Tower
    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...
  • Worth their weight in words

    Worth their weight in words
    “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;...
  • Citizen complaints not addressed by FDA

    Citizen complaints not addressed by FDA
    Concerned citizens can submit petitions asking the U.S Food and Drug Administration to take a closer look at certain food ingredients. The Government Accountability Office calls these petitions "the most formal path for an individual or organization to...
  • 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...
  • Carpino Seeking Second Term In House District 32

    Republican state Rep. Christie Carpino of Cromwell, seeking a second term representing the 32nd House District this year, is being challenged by Democrat Christopher Phelps. Carpino was elected in 2010, unseating 10-term Democrat and former Deputy...
  • 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...