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  • The Mortgage Professor: The CFPB is now a consumer complaint clearinghouse: Will that help consumers?

    Markets for financial services often don't work well for consumers. The trial and error technique that consumers rely on in navigating many markets, such as food and clothing markets, does not work well when transactions are large and infrequent. Financial firms who expect to see a customer only once may have little incentive to provide good service. Because of the complexity of many financial products, consumers often have less information about the products than those who sell it. The new consumer complaint facility created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can be viewed as an attempt to offset these factors so that financial markets will work better for consumers.
  • Adding therapy to meds may speed depression recovery for some

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressant medication helps them reach remission and recovery quicker, according to a new study. "We know they both work so you assume when...

    Medical marijuana could reduce painkiller abuse, study suggests

    Medical marijuana could reduce painkiller abuse, study suggests
    Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it's set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis...

    New superintendent named for York Schools

    YORK — The York County School Board appointed a new superintendent for the York County School Division at its meeting Monday night — just a week before a new school year begins. Victor Shandor, who has more than 20 years of experience in...

    Day trips: Follow Ben Franklin's footsteps in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — Wait. Isn't that ...? I was just entering Independence Hall Park in Philadelphia when the man strode past me, too quickly to see much more than a blur. An anachronism, this elderly gentleman in his heavy tan tailcoat and silver-...