| Aug 9, 2009
The arrest recently of a group of "woodchucks" by Fairfax County, Va., police is just one example of why homeowners nationwide should use caution when hiring people to do odd jobs around their properties.
Woodchucks are so named in this part of the...
| Jun 12, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration promised to end political meddling in scientific decisions, but some critics say the White House botched an early test on a key question of public health: how to assess the danger of industrial chemicals.
| Sep 1, 2009
The state House of Representatives late Monday approved a Democratic-written budget bill that would cut estate taxes for the wealthy, reduce the sales tax for everyone and increase the state income tax for couples earning more than $1 million a year.
| Sep 13, 2009
The statement "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you" is considered one of the great lies of our time.
But if you've ever had a beef with a contractor, wanted to check the complaint record of the company offering you a cut-rate homeowner...
| Nov 15, 2009
| 2:34 PM
With a heavy heart, a single mother of two who was down on her luck sat in her kitchen painting an empty container of Quaker Oats to fashion it into a drum for her 5-year-old. She planned to use McDonald's straws for drumsticks for what was to be her son'...
| Nov 25, 2009
On the heels of a Texas lawsuit against Orlando-based Dynetech Corp., Florida authorities now say they are stepping up their examination of scores of complaints from consumers about the company's business practices.
The state Attorney General's Office...
| Dec 6, 2009
In the market and at the bus stop, over glasses of wine and under the barber's clippers, the daily rhythm of life in Baltimore has been interrupted by a question reverberating through many a conversation: Should Mayor Sheila Dixon, convicted of...
| Dec 16, 2009
An earlier version of this article misstated the amount of cash that Laurence J. Pino and his wife, Janet, paid for their new Winter Park home.
As Orlando-based Dynetech Corp. was fighting to stay afloat last summer, the company's founder bought a $1....
| Dec 19, 2009
"Dancing With the Stars" co-host and "The Insider" correspondent Samantha Harris and her husband, financial wholesaler Michael Hess, have sold their Westwood home for $1.64 million. Talk about a quickstep: The house had come on the market in late...
| Jan 12, 2010
State regulators are scheduled to cap 10 months of debate and hearings with a vote Wednesday on Florida Power & Light's proposal to boost customers' base rates by nearly $1.3 billion.
The Florida Public Service Commission decision will come just days...
| Jan 13, 2010
| 7:38 PM
The Florida Public Service Commission approved a $75.5 million base-rate increase for Florida Power & Light Wednesday, all but rejecting the utility's request for a record hike of $1.27 billion. The approved increase is likely to add just pennies to a...