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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disasters always create opportunities for scammers

     
    Today's Morning Call report about the fundraising efforts for victims of last month's suspected natural gas explosion in Allentown notes the state attorney general's office is warning people to be cautious about possible scams that sadly seem to pop up......
  • Identity theft and impostor scams among top consumer complaints last year, FTC says

     
    The Federal Trade Commission received more complaints about identity theft in 2010 than any other issue. A total of 1.3 million complaints came into the FTC last year and 19%, or 250,854, of those were related to identity theft, the government agency said...
  • 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...
  • Learn how to protect kids with cell phones

    Learn how to protect kids with cell phones
    For parents, cell phones are technological blessings and burdens. They're great for emergencies or as a way to stay connected to a child. But as many learn quickly, some children abuse the privileges of the wireless world by browsing inappropriate Web...
  • Get a Black Friday game plan

    Get a Black Friday game plan
    Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year - is nearly upon us. Retailers across South Florida will offer special deals on everything from clothes to toys, from electronics to jewelry. But to nab a great...