Missouri senator Claire McCaskill told Dr. Oz yesterday what we've all wanted to say to him since he first appeared on Oprah: Stop. The stay-at-home-mom's favorite doctor was called to a congressional hearing yesterday titled "Protecting Consumers from False and Deceptive Advertising of Weight-Loss ... More >>
Schnucks is not the only local entity to fall victim to a large credit card security breach. The St. Louis Classical Guitar Society, a local nonprofit music organization, sent out an alert this week to its e-mail list, warning members that the the company that runs its ticket services -- a San Fra ... More >>
By Emily Lundquist Ten dollars a month is a small price to pay for practically every piece of recorded music except The Beatles. Which is why, late last year, I signed up for Spotify. Only two months in, however, I was out, and feeling like I'd been ripped off. Turns out I'm not the only one. See ... More >>
Last week, Gut Check reported on the FTC's agreement with Phusion Projects wherein the company who sells the infamous "alcopop" Four Loko will start printing clear warnings on the labels about the amount of alcohol per big ass can. The whole kerfluffle got Gut Check thinking: We know folks love thei ... More >>
This weekend's especially good for having fun on a budget: You can find proudly weird $5 art auctions, the free opening of Grant's Farm's season, local hip-hop shows and more. Here are our ten suggestions for weekend fun that will cost you less than $10. Looking for live music? Here's the weekend co ... More >>
An interesting civil trial gets under way today in St. Louis County Court. Gary Schwarz, a New Jersey resident, is suing Town & Country business Health Career Agents Inc., alleging that its owner, Brian Marchant-Calsyn, fraudently withheld information when Schwarz invested in the company. Heal ... More >>
It's becoming the Whole Foods Digest around these parts. 1) Tighter standards for suppliers to Whole Foods after an e-coli outbreak is linked to the company. (New York Times) 2) The FTC announces that it will examine the Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger. (Reuters) Elsewhere: Though the wine is marred ... More >>
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Vinson v. Vinson: It'll be a cold day in Hades before you see another divorce trial this bizarre
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.
An Alabama lawyer with St. Louis ties takes on big oil
Bud Faron and other independent dealers devoted their lives to the big oil companies. That just wasn't enough.
In its lawsuit, St. Louis is eager to blame the lead industry for making the area one of the most contaminated in the nation. But the city itself is guilty of doing little to prevent the poisoning of thousands of children like "Little Al" Evans.