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  • 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...
  • Chicago BBB chief has navigated scandal to rebuild public trust

    Chicago BBB chief has navigated scandal to rebuild public trust
    When Steve Bernas took over as CEO of the Chicago region's Better Business Bureau, the only employer he's ever known as a professional, it was a baptism by fire.    Bernas was being groomed to take over, but he only took the reins in 2007 because his...
  • Netflix status: It's complicated

     
    Dear Netflix: When we broke up a few years back, you probably thought I was just trying to spare your feelings when I handed you the old line, "It's not you, it's me." But it was me. You were fabulous......
  • 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...
  • Consumer Issues with Dan Vasquez

    Consumer Issues with Dan Vasquez