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Tribune staff reporterIt's not uncommon for Gian Fulgoni to be told how much he looks like Dustin Hoffman, or even to be mistaken for the Academy Award-winning actor and pressed for an autograph. It happens at least once a week. When it does, the typically gregarious,...
Tribune staff reporterWhen Steve Bernas took over as CEO of the Chicago region's Better Business Bureau, the only employer he's ever known as a professional, it was a baptism by fire. Bernas was being groomed to take over, but he only took the reins in 2007 because his...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickIf you're hitting the road for the holidays and are booking a hotel room, make sure you know the full price you'll be paying before you arrive. Authorities recently warned several hotels they weren't being upfront with their online pricing.......
My middle-school-age son has his face glued to his iPod Touch and I have no idea what games he's playing or what else he's doing with it. I know that's costing me points in the parenting scorebook, but that's just the way life is for us, and I'm...
Tags: Allentown, Business, New Products, Media Industry, Google Play
The Hartford CourantUnsolicited letters, email and telephone calls are almost always best left unanswered. Let them go and they'll never amount to more than a nuisance. Answer one, as Mari Merwin of New Britain did, and you're asking for trouble. Merwin's troubles...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tech giants such as Apple, Facebook and Google scored a victory in the Federal Trade Commission’s new rules governing kids’ online privacy that were announced Wednesday. Federal regulators exempted app purveyors such as...
Gasoline price spikes, such as the event that drove the average gallon in California to a stratospheric $4.67 in October, create two types of frustration. There's the immediate frustration of seeing the price at the pump soar almost overnight to a...
When people tell me they think they wired money to a con artist and want to know how they can get it back, I try to break the bad news to them gently. They'll likely never see that money again. That's what they're afraid of when they call. I still...
VarietyCinemark, the nation's third largest theater chain, has entered into an agreement to acquire all 32 theaters from Rave Cinemas for a purchase price of approximately $240 million. The Rave acquisition comes just days after Carmike Cinemas finalized a...
The Federal Trade Commission is offering a $50,000 reward through Jan. 17 to whoever comes up with the best technical solution to the robocall problem. The prerecorded nuisance calls have been illegal since 2009, but companies routinely violate the...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal regulators have taken the first major step in nearly 15 years to strengthen the protection of kids’ online privacy. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it has given parents greater control over the information...
Tags: Consumers, Security, Online Media Industry, Sociology, Google+
Speaking to a group of seniors at the Adult Recreation Center about healthcare reform, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Monday also took the opportunity to join a growing chorus of elected officials calling for an investigation into what caused the...
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