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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Save and swap used books, DVDs and video games

    Save and swap used books, DVDs and video games
    Call Rob McGarry a serial book-trader, which is to say he joined the growing numbers of consumers who choose to save money by trading and bartering books, DVDs, CDs and video games with others online. McGarry, of Orlando, was tired of losing space in his...
  • Top Florida consumer concerns – and how best to combat them

    Top Florida consumer concerns – and how best to combat them
    Florida consumer complaints were up slightly in 2010 compared to recent years, with the biggest gripes having to do with credit card companies and banks, phone service providers and, of course, telemarketers. Last year the Department of Agriculture and...
  • 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...