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Greater Hazleton Health Alliance plans to merge with Lehigh Valley Health Network, pending approval by state and federal regulatory agencies, the health groups announced Wednesday. Greater Hazleton Health Alliance has a staff of more than 1,000 people...
The Philadelphia InquirerAfter reporting lower quarterly profits, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday that it would reorganize its pharmaceutical divisions, with the possibility of someday selling older, "established" brands that it rarely promotes. Glaxo is based in...
The Sacramento BeeAttorney General Kamala Harris has a Google issue. It's not that her reputation is being besmirched online. If anything, she is trending up. If you Google her, you'll see that Time magazine last week named her on its list of the world's most influential...
SAN FRANCISCO -- New Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez had some tough words on "do not track" in her first speech to the advertising industry. Ramirez on Wednesday urged the industry to give consumers "effective and meaningful privacy...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. is under fire from a coalition of companies including Microsoft Corp. which have called on European antitrust authorities to launch an investigation into the Internet giant's dominance on smartphones. The FairSearch group...
The Hartford CourantHave you been duped, scammed or over charged for services? Have you hired no-show contractors or bought food already past its expiration date? Then let's celebrate National Consumer Protection Week, when no American should be afraid to admit he or she...
Remember those Skechers "toning shoes" that were supposed to make your butt firmer and help you "get in shape" without ever setting foot in a gym? Or how about the "Multi-Omega" pills that are allegedly great for everything from high blood pressure to...
Wen Chao received a text message on her iPhone the other day from something called Ringtunecloud.com. It offered mobile content, such as ring tones, for $9.99 a month. Chao, 43, ignored it. About an hour and a half later, she received a more ambiguous...
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers. When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
For the past 15 years, a coalition has worked to share tips and information about privacy protection, money and debt management and recognizing identity theft, frauds and scams. University of Maryland Extension — Washington County is joining the...
Tags: Banking, Credit and Debt, Government, Finance, Conservation
The Federal Trade Commission opened a potentially significant new front Friday in its efforts to protect consumers against data theft. The commission announced a settlement with mobile device manufacturer HTC America that requires the company to plug...
Area funeral directors are upset with a new Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery policy that requires that all burial vaults or markers be purchased through Sunset and not through funeral homes. They have lodged complaints with the South Dakota Funeral...
Tags: Lawyers, Consumers, Finance, Groton, Justice System
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