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  • Should community associations get into rent collections?

    Should community associations get into rent collections?
    Florida law allows community associations to demand tenants of owners behind in maintenance payments to hand over rent payments — or face eviction. But does that mean your community association should jump into the rent collection business? Craig...
  • Dine out and save, with social media and phone apps

    Dine out and save, with social media and phone apps
    Looking for a new burrito joint in Boca Raton or considering a recommended sushi restaurant in Orlando? Chances are you'll find your place fast - along with a possible meal deal, candid diner review or invitation to a private dinner - using the right...
  • Last Resort: Column helps solve consumer issues

    Got a consumer complaint? Contact Last Resort Columnist Greg Dawson. His Last Resort column appears every Sunday on Page 2 of Lifestyle. In the past, Dawson has addressed consumer complaints concerning everything from unscrupulous roofers to...
  • Protect your lost or stolen cell phone -- or pay price

    Protect your lost or stolen cell phone -- or pay price
    Losing your cell phone is a bummer, period. Unfortunately for Floridians, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa rank among the top 20 metropolitan areas when it comes to lost or stolen cell phones, according to a new market-research survey. The...
  • 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...
  • A Q&A on genetically-modified foods

    A Q&A on genetically-modified foods
    In Wednesday's Tribune, we look at genetically modified foods and those trying to get them labeled as such or pulled from stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. The subject of genetically modified crops is full of passionate voices on both...
  • Gansler's office email points to problem with Public Information Act

    Gansler's office email points to problem with Public Information Act
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...