Inquiring Consumer Archive: May, 2011

Apple, in rare admission, says software fix will block Trojan

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I wrote Monday about my own encounter with a very rare species: a malware attack on my Mac computer. Here's an equally rare sighting: Apple... Read more

Okla. banker, once Warren foe, urges her appointment

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Roger M. Beverage says he and his banking-industry colleagues once thought Elizabeth Warren was "akin to the antichrist." Now he is urging... Read more

Are Macs no longer safe from malware?

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As a Mac owner, I've always been pleased by the relative stability of the Apple operating system and comforted by Mac's relative freedom from... Read more

Study: 'Business' credit cards put consumers at risk

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From January 2006 to December 2010, American households received more than 2.6 billion offers for so-called "business" credit cards, according... Read more

Ponder this as you wait for your doctor

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One health-care concern that predates last year's Affordable Care Act is the country's chronic shortage of primary-care physicians. So it's... Read more

Was Facebook trying to smear Google?

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Has Facebook been trying to smear Google? That's what Daily Beast writer Dan Lyons says he figured out as he followed the trail started by... Read more

Comcast, the FCC, and the revolving door

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Meredith Attwell Baker may make a fine lobbyist for Comcast, and she may have been a fine member of the Federal Communications Commission for... Read more

Tips for getting cheapest airfares

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I'm anything but enthusiastic about the business uses of supposedly social media, but this one could grab me: Airlines are tweeting the availability... Read more