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Cab Driver Dies After Robbery, Shooting

Cab Driver Dies After Robbery, Shooting

advertisement A 48-year-old cab driver who was robbed and then shot by two men who hailed his car on the South Side last week has died, authorities said. South Holland’s Edwin Obazuaye died just after 7 p.m.

The Better Business Bureau Warns Elderly are the Target Group for the “Grandparent Scam”

The Better Business Bureau Warns Elderly are the Target Group for the “Grandparent Scam”

Chicago , IL – October 16, 2012– Seniors are an attractive demographic for scammers and in the “Grandparent Scam” the kindness of the elderly is exploited. The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB) is warning well-meaning seniors about “emergency” scams designed to fool them into thinking that their grandchild is hurt, arrested or stranded, and in need of money.

“Shield” Yourself from a Cell Phone Radiation Scam

“Shield” Yourself from a Cell Phone Radiation Scam

Chicago , IL – August 9, 2011 – With consumers concerned about harmful exposure to cell phone emissions, many scammers looking to make a quick buck are promoting “shields”. These shields claim to protect cell phone users from the cancer causing waves emitting from their phones.

CUB Analysis: 9 Out of 10 Smart Phone Customers on Bad Data Deals, New Guide Helps Consumers Avoid Rip-Offs After Verizon Change

CUB Analysis: 9 Out of 10 Smart Phone Customers on Bad Data Deals, New Guide Helps Consumers Avoid Rip-Offs After Verizon Change

CHICAGO , July 26, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Verizon Wireless’ move to kill unlimited data plans this month exposes a major problem in the cell-phone industry: Nine out of 10 smart phone users could be burning hundreds of dollars a year on data they never use, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) said Tuesday as it released a new guide to protect consumers from bad deals. “CUB’s Guide to Cell Phone Data Plans” is a companion to the CUB Cellphone Saver, an online service that analyzes wireless bills.

CUB ‘Spring Savings Week’ Features 5 Phone Clinics in 5 Days, and New How-to Video: ’60 Seconds to Phone Savings’

CUB ‘Spring Savings Week’ Features 5 Phone Clinics in 5 Days, and New How-to Video: ’60 Seconds to Phone Savings’

CHICAGO , March 30, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — In a fresh twist to spring cleaning, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Wednesday announced that it will hold a Chicago -area campaign, “Spring Savings Week,” to “scrub” phone bills of hundreds of dollars a year in unnecessary services and bad deals using five consecutive days of phone clinics and a new how-to video, “60 Seconds to Phone Savings.” Sparked by recent events in the phone industry as well as a CUB study in 2009 showing that Illinois callers could be overpaying by $1 billion a year, CUB will hold a money-saving event each day in the first week of April to help consumers tidy up their phone bills and cut their costs. “Nobody really thinks phone rates are low, and developments this year show how much callers need solid, money-saving information to clean up their bills,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said.

Fake cop stops gas station robbery

Fake cop stops gas station robbery

BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) – Beech Grove Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a gas station on South Emerson Avenue.

Apple beats Blackberry maker in smartphone sales 
    (AFP)

Apple beats Blackberry maker in smartphone sales (AFP)

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Apple has for the first time outpaced Blackberry-maker Research in Motion in global smartphone sales thanks to the success of its iPhone 4, a report said Friday. Industry tracker IDC said Apple sold 14.1 million iPhone units in the third quarter while Canada’s Research in Motion shipped 12.4 million Blackberry devices.

Sponsorless Semenya turns to Facebook campaign 
    (AP)

Sponsorless Semenya turns to Facebook campaign (AP)

JOHANNESBURG – Even though Caster Semenya can run in major track meets now, she’s wondering if she can afford to. A controversial gender test and the ensuing 11-month layoff from competition have done more than keep the 800-meter world champion off the track.

Motorola posts 3Q sales jump, first since 2006

Motorola posts 3Q sales jump, first since 2006

NEW YORK – Motorola Inc. on Thursday posted its first year-over-year quarterly sales rise since 2006, when its Razr phone was still cutting-edge technology.

TeliaSonera says outlook good on smart phones, Asia 
    (AFP)

TeliaSonera says outlook good on smart phones, Asia (AFP)

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Nordic telecoms giant TeliaSonera said on Monday that sales of smart phones, coupled with growth in eastern Europe and Asia, was boosting profits and the outlook for results this year. The company raised its 2010 forecasts as it reported increased third-quarter net profits.

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