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  • 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...
  • Healthcare: $940 billion over 10 years

     
    by Michael Muskal and Noam N. Levey The Congressional Budget Office today estimated the cost of the proposed healthcare overhaul at $940 billion over 10 years, a scoring that clears the way for a House vote as soon as Sunday.......
  • Obama's healthcare road show: Part II

     
    by Michael Muskal and updated President Barack Obama will take to the road this week to sell his healthcare insurance overhaul to the American people, whom polls show remain dubious about the package. Obama is scheduled to travel to Iowa......
  • Dawson: Consumer issues? Candidates silent

     
      There is a powerful populist campaign for Florida governor waiting to happen - unfortunately, none of the candidates are interested.  Alex Sink, Rick Scott and Bill McCollum are so busy tossing mud pies and bloviating about issu...
  • 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...
  • Face to Face: A Conversation with Charlie Crist

    Face to Face: A Conversation with Charlie Crist
    Florida's Attorney General discusses his priorities, the need to expand the state's civil rights law and his tan. Q. As a state lawmaker, you were dubbed "Chain Gang Charlie." Now as Florida's attorney general, you're pushing to expand the state's...