| May 2, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The Better Business Bureau wants you to know that it's cleaned up its act in Los Angeles.
The organization reached out to me this week to say that a new operation is up and running after the old BBB of the Southland was expelled in March after years...
| May 9, 2012
Two unrelated issues have consumers concerned about pet foods.
A specific and rare strain of salmonella (Salmonella Infantis) was recently identified at the Diamond Pet Foods plant in Gaston, S.C., leaving 14 people sick in nine states. The U.S. Food and...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 12:03 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:52 AM
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,...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:17 PM
“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;...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:08 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2012
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...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 2:55 PM
So you have sketchy credit and need a short-term loan to pay some bills or make an unexpected car repair?
Well, the folks at Sunbelt Credit claim to be "Your Friend When You Need a Personal Loan."
I guess that's possible – if your friends loan...
| Sep 10, 2010
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...