| 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...
| 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...
| May 25, 2011
| 2:10 PM
In Wednesday's Tribune, we look at genetically modified foods and those trying to get them labeled as such or pulled from stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
The subject of genetically modified crops is full of passionate voices on both...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2011
Cars go through a lot of wear and tear year round and if you don't take care of problems- even minor ones- they can turn into dangerous hazards. And keeping up to date with your maintenance can help increase your car's trade-in value, improve its mileage,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...