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  • 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...
  • Rules changing on gift cards

    Rules changing on gift cards
    Five days and counting: If you still don't know what to buy for that last person on your shopping list, a holiday gift card may be looking pretty good. But whether you give or receive one, know what you're getting into before you pay for it or use it....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cyber Monday hopes to build on successful Black Friday weekend

    Cyber Monday hopes to build on successful Black Friday weekend
    Cyber Monday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year online. Nearly 123 million people are expected to log on today for Cyber Monday. That number is up over 15 percent from the same day last year. Shoppers and retailers are looking to cash in...
  • Attorney General Kelly cautions holiday shoppers; offers tips to avoid common consumer problems

    Attorney General Kelly cautions holiday shoppers; offers tips to avoid common consumer problems
    Attorney General Linda Kelly urges consumers to exercise caution during the holiday season to avoid common problems, scams and fraud. "The holidays can be a busy and exciting time, filled with many distractions, so it is important for consumers to...
  • 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...