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An Elkridge man was indicted by a grand jury Aug. 11 and charged with theft, identity theft and conspiracy to commit theft, stemming from a credit card scam he allegedly ran while working as a waiter at T.G.I. Friday's on Route 1 inLaurel. According to...
Tags: Puerto Rico, Corporate Crime, File Sharing, Theft, Maryland
That unfamiliar incoming call to your cellphone soon might be from a debt collector. Cellphones are largely off-limits to collection agencies, but proposals by the White House and Congress could change that. Supporters say regulations have not kept up...
Tags: Loans, Consumers, Lawyers, Judges, Barack Obama
Reebok spokesman Dan Sarro responded to the FTC settlement: "We stand behind our EasyTone technology – the first shoe in the toning category that was inspired by balance-ball training. Settling does not mean we agree with the FTC’s...
This weekend I wrote about tips for buying a car, including hiring a non-profit to do the negotiating for you. Reader Terry Shepard offered another no-haggle tip: “…There is (or at least used to be) one additional way to avoid haggling on...
On Sunday, I wrote about the Federal Trade Commission’s fact-finding mission into the consumer experience of buying, leasing and financing a car. The FTC is trying to decide whether current consumer protections are enough, or whether more...
Tags: Passenger Cars, Consumers, Vehicles
Most of us don't buy cars all that often. So when we do, we can come away with that nagging feeling of not knowing whether we got a fair deal or grossly overpaid. "We don't negotiate much at all as Americans, so suddenly we find ourselves negotiating for...
Imagine showing off your new car to friends and family only to get a call from the dealer — sometimes weeks later — saying your financing has fallen through. You're given the option of returning the car or signing a new sales agreement with...
Tags: Contracts, Lawyers, Consumers, Tools and Hardware, Litigation
WASHINGTON — A brand-name drug maker can be sued for violating antitrust laws if it agrees to pay a potential competitor to delay selling a generic version, the Supreme Court ruled. The 5-3 decision is expected to result in lower prescription drug...
ReutersJune 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. * The fiscal crisis in Michigan is setting up as a gigantic clash between...
The Hartford CourantMoney lost in a scam is usually money lost forever. Mari Merwin of New Britain, a victim of a "mortgage audit" scam, now knows that's not always true. In a Bottom Line column last December, Merwin described how she paid $299 to the Mortgage Auditing...
The Supreme Court struck a blow for consumers Monday in a closely watched patent case, ruling that manufacturers of brand-name drugs don't have the right to buy off generic-drug makers by giving them a share of their monopoly profits. The 5-3 ruling...
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