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  • Whirlpool's spin on today's Watchdog column about customer's washer problem

     
    Today's Watchdog column details a Slatington couple's problems getting their Whirlpool washer to work. Whirlpool didn't respond by my deadline yesterday, but sent me a response later in the day. The column explained how Kimberly and Dave Kuznet's washer...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Consumer Reports ranks best cars for teens, seniors

    Consumer Reports ranks best cars for teens, seniors
    While they stand at opposite ends of the demographic spectrum, and both groups include many good drivers, statistics show that overall teenagers and older drivers are involved in far more crashes and highway fatalities than any other age group,...
  • Apps take labor out of childbirth

    Apps take labor out of childbirth
    Janette Cruz's second child is due in January and in addition to her doctor's care, she is using smart phone applications to keep track and manage her pregnancy. The Miami mother-to-be is shopping for apps for her own Blackberry, but in the meantime...
  • A farewell to Good Eating, The Stew and you

    A farewell to Good Eating, The Stew and you
    It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least. In 1973, when I started...
  • 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;...
  • Cut TV bills with Web services, options

    Cut TV bills with Web services, options
    Whether you live in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton, the last thing you should be paying too much for these days is TV content. It used to be TV watchers demanding choice had to sign up for costly, long-term cable or satellite services. Today...