Finance/Real Estate

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hope to Revive Florida’s West Coast Football With New Head Coach

January 27, 2012
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Greg Schiano has the blueprint to build a championship team. Schiano, 45, who took Rutgers from a laughingstock to perennial Big East contender, was hired Thursday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The selection of Schiano (pronounced SHE-ah-no) after a 24-day search, which included 11 known candidates, might say...

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Florida Thieves Targeting Air Conditioners For Metal – Officials Blame Poor Economy

January 27, 2012
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SPRING HILL — Hernando County authorities have arrested a third suspect in connection with a series of air-conditioning thefts that plagued the county earlier this month. The thieves disassembled the air-conditioning units to remove metal components that they later intended to sell. Shane Edward Winn, 24, was charged Thursday with more than a dozen...

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Unscrupulous Car Dealers Targeting Young Servicemen

January 24, 2012
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Unscrupulous Car Dealers Targeting Young Servicemen

Reports of unscrupulous car dealer tactics targeted at young servicemen and servicewomen have recently become a cause for concern within the U.S. military community. And while there are still many honest dealers in the marketplace, enough bad cases have been reported across the country to drive the creation of the Office of Servicemember Affairs,...

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Your Private Email Could Be Hacked For $400 Or Less

January 23, 2012
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Your Private Email Could Be Hacked For $400 Or Less

A sobering story in today’s Wall Street Journal about the vulnerability of what we think is our secure email. It turns out that for $400 or less, a thief, a business competitor, an inquisitive spouse, can hire someone on the Internet to break into our email accounts. The story by CASSELL BRYAN-LOW   about two...

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New Chase Chip Cards Reward Travelers

November 30, 2011
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Chase is rolling out a credit card embedded with a “smart” chip technology that reduces fraud and is widely used outside the United States. The British Airways co-branded card is intended to appeal to frequent travelers who may experience hiccups with U.S. credit cards overseas. U.S. banks have recently started offering the cards on...

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N.Y. Steak Staff Strip Patrons’ Credit Info

November 30, 2011
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 New York authorities and the Secret Service announced that they have broken up an identity-theft ring involving waiters at top steakhouses who skimmed credit card data and passed the information to associates who made counterfeit cards to buy luxury goods and resell them on eBay. Between April 2010 and this month, wait staff allegedly...

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Century Bank An ATM For Its Executives After Given TARP Money

October 20, 2011
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Written by Jake Bernstein U.S. Century Bank rocketed into being in 2002, with investors pouring in $30 million over three months. Four years later, the Miami-based bank boasted assets of more than $1 billion, had consistently shown a profit, and had won plaudits from banking analysts such as BauerFinancial and glowing reviews from The...

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Buy Your Holiday Airfare Now As Prices Will Go Up

October 20, 2011
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Buy now. If you’re planning a holiday trip, buy your airline tickets now. It seems obvious but even more obvious is the truth  that the airlines will skin us alive if we wait until November. More, there are even holiday fees ahead should we be so bold as to wish to fly somewhere for...

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From Now Until Dec. 7 Make Medicare Changes

October 20, 2011
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Medicare’s open enrollment season is here and Consumer Reports has a free guide to help seniors get the most out of changes to the program and new benefits available for Medicare participants. Free copies of “Medicare: 6 Things You Need to Know Now” are available for download at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org/Medicare. The guide is also available in...

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Massachusetts Man Smashes Dealership Vehicles After Being Sold A Lemon

July 24, 2011
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Massachusetts Man Smashes Dealership Vehicles After Being Sold A Lemon

A Massachusetts man, who damaged six cars at a New Hampshire dealership, is getting support around the country from those sympathetic to the plight of the consumer who believed he was sold a lemon. A defense fund has been launched for David Cross 42, of Salisbury, Mass., who is facing six counts of criminal...

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