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  • 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...
  • Rubio gets his course work for the 112th Congress

     
    WASHINGTON — Committee assignments in Congress are sort of like college classes. While you're free to do whatever you want, you'll mostly be judged on how you do in your major. Which means freshman Sen. Marco Rubio probably should start boning up on...
  • 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...
  • Before you buy new, check out used and slightly-scratched aisles

    Before you buy new, check out used and slightly-scratched aisles
    Missed the holiday sales? Not to worry; you can match or beat those deals any time of year, whether buying a TV, replacing a microwave oven or splurging on an electronic scooter. Across South Florida, bargains abound as big name retailers continue to...
  • Cell phone,TV service providers offer Super Bowl tech options

    Cell phone,TV service providers offer Super Bowl tech options
    Want to be the smartest football fanatic at your Super Bowl party? Keep your cell phone nearby and you'll be sure shine on game day, maybe even win a few friendly wagers. Some of the biggest plays on Game Day will be made by tech companies offering all...
  • Get free HD programming for your HDTV

    Just because you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new HDTV, don't be programmed to automatically pay hefty monthly bills to get HD programming. Why, when there is so much free quality HD content available over the public airwaves? All you need...
  • 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...