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The Swampby Michael Muskal and Noam N. Levey The Congressional Budget Office today estimated the cost of the proposed healthcare overhaul at $940 billion over 10 years, a scoring that clears the way for a House vote as soon as Sunday.......
The Swampby Michael Muskal and updated President Barack Obama will take to the road this week to sell his healthcare insurance overhaul to the American people, whom polls show remain dubious about the package. Obama is scheduled to travel to Iowa......
The Better Business Bureau wants you to know that it's cleaned up its act in Los Angeles. The organization reached out to me this week to say that a new operation is up and running after the old BBB of the Southland was expelled in March after years...
Tags: Consumers, Trips and Vacations, Sales, Heart Attack, Travel
So you have sketchy credit and need a short-term loan to pay some bills or make an unexpected car repair? Well, the folks at Sunbelt Credit claim to be "Your Friend When You Need a Personal Loan." I guess that's possible – if your friends loan...
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...
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...
“Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things” only slightly exaggerates. It is 100 stories about 100 things, though only a handful of the stories are extraordinary. In fact, fewer are memorable. Not that it matters;...
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: Consumers, The New York Times, YouTube, Entertainment, Golf
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...
Florida remains in the minority of states where it is still legal - not to mention simple - to text, surf the Web or make a call on your cell phone while driving. But an unlikely group of like-minded individuals – including pop star Justin Bieber, a...
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...
Florida consumer complaints were up slightly in 2010 compared to recent years, with the biggest gripes having to do with credit card companies and banks, phone service providers and, of course, telemarketers. Last year the Department of Agriculture and...
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