Digital tracking: Why you should care

Some companies, empowered by the click-through habits of consumers, exploit the information by selling it to data brokers. BY TIM JOHNSON TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It’s...

Big employers embracing health plan status quo

BY JAY HANCOCK KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight...

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Lack of knowledge about playing the credit game costs Black Americans billions of dollars in higher interest rates, fees, and other costs. FROM THE TRICE...

Lawsuit: Bank stuck mortgage borrowers with extra fees

BY JAMES RUFUS KOREN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS As Wells Fargo & Co. continues to be hit with fallout from its sham-accounts scandal, the bank is facing...

Small businesses sold twice as many items during Amazon’s Prime Day

BY ANGEL GONZALEZ SEATTLE TIMES/TNS SEATTLE – Amazon.com said small independent merchants operating on its website sold 40 million items during its recent Prime Day discount...

Late payments driving rise in fixed-loan delinquencies

BY TIM GRANT PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS The prices of new and used cars keep rising every year, which means consumers are borrowing more to make the purchases...

Google, YouTube detail new anti-terrorism efforts

BY LEVI SUMAGAYSAY MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. — YouTube is stepping up its fight against online terror and abuse, laying out four new steps it’s...

Can your iPhone tell if you’re depressed?

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS A new iPhone app developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers aims to track and predict mood episodes through keystrokes. Created...

McDonald’s drops sponsorship of Olympics

BY ROBERT CHANNICK CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS McDonald’s and the International Olympic Committee are ending a long-standing commercial partnership three years early. The fast-food company is leaving the Olympics’...

Shooter kills 5 at business near Orlando

BY DAVID HARRIS AND MICHAEL WILLIAMS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — Five employees were killed in a shooting at Fiamma, a business on North Forsyth Road near Hanging...

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