| May 16, 2008
These organizations and clubs provide information and support for a variety of health and social issues.
AARP's Senior Employment Service Program, Norfolk (main office), 625-7001; Peninsula office, 727-4705; aarp.org.
Access Aids Care...
| Feb 1, 2008
As Americans set up their new computers, TVs and other electronic goodies from the holidays, the increasingly eco-minded consumer is wondering: What should I do with the old ones?
Rapidly improving technology and a consumer thirst for all the latest...
| Jun 16, 2008
Florida ranks as one of the lowest-paying states in the nation in what it pays unemployed workers.
Whether you lose a $30,000-a-year job or one that pays six figures, your maximum unemployment compensation breaks out to $6.88 an hour — less than...
| Nov 30, 2009
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged several "price-comparison" Web sites with unlawfully misleading online shoppers about the quality of certain Internet merchants.
While the defendants promised independent, reliable Web site comparisons,...
| Jun 21, 2008
If you get a new cell phone every few years, there's a good chance the accessories you bought for your old phone won't work with your new one. So when possible, it's a good idea to buy ones that are compatible with a variety of phones.
This week I tested...
| Nov 30, 2009
| 2:22 PM
A spokesperson for the U.S. attorney's office says the government has been given assurances that Tim Durham's assets including his luxury home and six bank accounts will not dissipate.
The lawsuit alleged that Durham carried out a Ponzi scheme, duping...
| Jul 7, 2009
| 12:39 PM
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is promoting efforts and a new law to combat identity theft.
He wants consumers to know that since January, residents have been able to go to the attorney general's office Web site and sign up to prevent anyone...
| Jul 12, 2009
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| Jul 13, 2009
| 6:02 PM
There's increasing evidence in the form of lawsuits and complaints that some debt collection companies are using abusive and illegal tactics in an effort to debtors to pay up.
Attorney Steve Halbert handles 30-50 cases at one time, representing clients...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 4:12 PM
(WGN-AM)- State officials Tuesday sued the corporate owner of Burr Oak Cemetery, accusing it of consumer fraud and violations of multiple laws related to the funeral and burial industry.
Illinois Comptroller Daniel Hynes and Attorney General Lisa Madigan...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 5:10 AM
(WGN-AM)- A Cook County judge could appoint a receiver as soon as Wednesday to seize control of the operations at Burr Oak Cemetery.
Attorneys from several county and state agencies, as well as a law firm representing more than 100 plaintiffs whose...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 9:26 PM
(WGN-AM)- Roman Szabelski, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, was appointed today to oversee operations at Burr Oak Cemetery, where authorities say as many as 300 bodies were dug up and the graves resold.