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(Photo: Progressive Ins. Co.)

Part 1: A Spy In Your Car

“Black boxes” are becoming more common in cars. They’re designed to record information about the vehicle at the time of an accident, and even give those behind the wheel a shot at lowering their insurance bills.

08/09/2012

(An overhang supports an EZ Pass travel time reader over the Blue Route.  In the distance, a remote-controlled camera sits atop a pole.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Part 2: Watching From… Everywhere

EZ Pass is one of a number of technologies used for traffic management that — for some — stoke privacy concerns.

08/09/2012

(A critic of red-light cameras says this accident was caused after one driver crashed into another that had slammed on his brakes to avoid a ticket.  Photo provided)

Part 3: Redlight Camera Controversy

Do red-light cameras reduce accidents, or cause them? There are impassioned arguments on both sides.

08/09/2012

(Red light cameras snap the license plates of violators at Route 70 and Springdale Rd., in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Credit: CBS3)

Part 4: Is It Safety, or Revenue?

New Jersey’s trial run for red light cameras suffered a setback earlier this summer after critics charged the “yellow” was turning to “red” too fast in some cases.

08/09/2012

(Ellen Mogell and Jeb Woody own a restaurant together, have a three-year-old son and a daughter on the way, and have no plans to marry.  Family photo provided)

Part 1: Modern Families

The definition of a family has changed from generation to generation.

06/27/2012

(The Majka family: Beth and Daniel with their son, Andrew, on Easter Sunday, 2009 -- five months before their wedding.  Credit: Daniel Majka)

Part 2: Reasoned Choices

In this second part of the series, we examine some of the reasons that committed couples raising children choose not to get married.

06/27/2012

(Ellen Gayda and her boyfriend raised a family without "benefit" of marriage.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Part 3: Impact on Children?

In part three, we examine unwed parenting and the potential impact on the children involved.

06/27/2012

(Mike Dougherty and Leeann Hamilton got married shortly after baby Lucy arrived.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Part 4: Some Pros and Cons

Experts say for couples who have children out of wedlock, there can be benefits — and maybe some unanticipated challenges.

06/27/2012

(Small business owner Ken Weinstein, in his Philadelphia office.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Part 1: Small and Struggling

“We as small business owners are trying to do the right thing by insuring our employees, but it’s not always easy to do that,” says Ken Weinstein, owner of the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy.

05/31/2012

(Rod Millwood with his late wife, Mona, who died of ovarian cancer.  Photo provided)

Part 2: Feeling Squeezed

“A lot of people see someone with a business and think they are rolling,” notes Rod Millwood, who owns a comedy club at 3rd and South Streets in Philadelphia. “But no.”

05/31/2012

(Graphic: Ed Fischer)

Part 3: A New Landscape

“Health insurance is tricky and it’s confusing, so having the right, unbiased information is a key resource for consumers,” says Melissa Fox, spokeswoman for Pennsylvania’s Insurance Department.

05/31/2012

(File photo)

Part 4: Government Incentives

“Small businesses overwhelming support the (Obamacare) tax credits. The problem is, they don’t know about them,” says the CEO of a small-business advocacy group.

05/31/2012

(David Goldenberg.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 1: When It’s Time

When is the right time to get your elderly parents to downsize their lives and prepare for a new way of living?

05/03/2012

(A garage full of "stuff" can accumulate over many years but won't fit into a one- or two-bedroom apartment.  File photo)

Part 2: What Not To Keep

If your parents have decided to downsize from the family home, chances are that a lot of their furniture and other stuff won’t fit in the new, smaller place.

05/03/2012

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