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Retailers restart layaway plans

Talk about delayed gratification. Layaway — that old-fashioned practice of putting merchandise aside and making regular payments until everything's paid off — is a shopper's ultimate test of patience.

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FDA advises extreme caution as dicey H1N1 'cures' proliferate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An ultraviolet light that its sellers promise will "destroy swine flu virus." A dietary supplement claiming to be "more effective than the swine flu shot." Pills, hand sanitizers and air filters galore.

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Guest Opinion by Steve Farley: Modern streetcar risk minimal, well worth it

Guest Opinion by Steve Farley: Modern streetcar risk minimal, well worth it

Editor's note: This guest opinion is in response to the Oct. 6 editorial "Streetcar hops one big hurdle; many more to go," which can be read at

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Steve Farley

Steve Farley

Steve Farley

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Editorial: Streetcar hops one big hurdle; many more to go

It has a lot of bureaucratic language attached to it, but here's the bottom line: The Federal Transit Administration has given the go-ahead to Tucson's modern streetcar project, a major component of the Regional Transportation Authority's long-range transportation plan.

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Ft. Huachuca soldier dies; had trouble breathing

Officials at the Fort Huachuca Army post in Sierra Vista say a soldier from the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade died at 8:04 a.m. Saturday of unknown causes.

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Amphitheater should be named for László Veres

He's given us enchanted evenings awash in music for two decades at Udall Park — and for free. He's taught and nurtured our children. It's time to say thank you.

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Letters to the editor

Share-the-road reform is overdue

September 18, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona: ID theft capital of America

When Tucson police detectives searched Chris Howard's trailer last spring they found five counterfeit payroll checks made out to him, but that wasn't all.

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Government banning many recorded calls from telemarketers

Americans tired of having their dinners interrupted by phone calls touting car warranties or vacation packages will soon get some relief.

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What to do

Many events offer discounted tickets for students, seniors, military and others. Call venue for details.

August 20, 2009 12:00 am

US wants debt-relief firms held accountable

NEW YORK — A rising tide of complaints about companies that promise to provide debt relief for consumers, but don't deliver, has spurred a new attempt at regulation.

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Caution on weight-loss ads

WASHINGTON — Think you can shed pounds fast by following the advice of TV weight-loss ads? Don't always believe 'em — they may be misleading, the Federal Trade Commission says.

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Fraud 'flags' unfurling

Federal regulators will begin enforcing a new rule Aug. 1 that requires certain businesses to have measures in place to prevent customers from using phony identities to purchase goods and services.

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Computer assault was a broad-based attack

Computer assault was a broad-based attack

WASHINGTON — A powerful Internet attack overwhelmed computers at U.S. and South Korean government agencies for days and was even broader than initially realized, pestering the White House, the Pentagon and the New York Stock Exchange and shutting down other official Web sites.

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Ft. Huachuca bikers dress for safety

Riding a motorcycle carries a new restriction for troops at Southern Arizona's largest military installation.

July 07, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

FTC plans to watch bloggers for business endorsements

Savvy consumers often go online for independent reviews of products and services, scouring through comments from everyday Joes and Janes to help them find a gem or shun a lemon.

June 22, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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