| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2010
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....
| Jan 19, 2011
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...
| Feb 4, 2011
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...
| Mar 11, 2011
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...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:44 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:46 AM
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...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 3:38 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:59 AM
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...