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Change of SubjectDear Netflix: When we broke up a few years back, you probably thought I was just trying to spare your feelings when I handed you the old line, "It's not you, it's me." But it was me. You were fabulous......
Losing your cell phone is a bummer, period. Unfortunately for Floridians, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa rank among the top 20 metropolitan areas when it comes to lost or stolen cell phones, according to a new market-research survey. The...
Tags: New York, Security, Facebook, McAfee, Inc., History
Sarah Bloom Raskin is deeply interested in the economy's effect on everyday life, a driving force in her work to keep Marylanders from being scammed, foreclosed on or caught up in a bank failure. That consumer focus caught White House attention. Raskin,...
Sarah Kinney didn't fight the shopping impulse to buy her teen son a jumbo pack of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. How could she, considering the candy was next to the check-out stand at the South Florida grocery store where she went to pick up chicken for...
Tags: Electronics, Furniture, Toys, Toy Industry, Cornell University
document.write (""); Father's Day is a time to let Dad know how much we love him – and take the opportunity to help him improve himself. Here are some gift ideas to improve his vocabulary, grilling skills, golf game and more. With Dad's day...
Tags: Facebook, Gaming, YouTube, Consumers, Apple iPhone
Consumer columnistFor parents, cell phones are technological blessings and burdens. They're great for emergencies or as a way to stay connected to a child. But as many learn quickly, some children abuse the privileges of the wireless world by browsing inappropriate Web...
Whether you live in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton, the last thing you should be paying too much for these days is TV content. It used to be TV watchers demanding choice had to sign up for costly, long-term cable or satellite services. Today...
It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least. In 1973, when I started...
Got a consumer complaint? Contact Last Resort Columnist Greg Dawson. His Last Resort column appears every Sunday on Page 2 of Lifestyle. In the past, Dawson has addressed consumer complaints concerning everything from unscrupulous roofers to...
If you haven't bought or sold a home since May 1, 2009, you may not be aware that there have been drastic changes to a part of the process previously considered perfunctory: the appraisal. Last year, a new regulation called the Home Valuation Code of...
When it comes to skyrocketing home phone bills, Floridians have been lucky, missing out on cost hikes other parts of the country have been experiencing. But higher home phone bills could be just around the corner, say telecommunications experts. Phone...
Consumer File - Orlando SentinelThere is a powerful populist campaign for Florida governor waiting to happen - unfortunately, none of the candidates are interested. Alex Sink, Rick Scott and Bill McCollum are so busy tossing mud pies and bloviating about issu...
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Mar 24, 2011 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Feb 5, 2010 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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