The overseas surgery industry, once a slightly scary medical niche, has taken off to a remarkable degree, its rise fueled by the continued rise in health care costs and by an economy that is creating an army of underinsured Americans looking for bargains.
Unlike its rivals, which sell printers at a loss and make huge profits on the ink, the photo giant has been marketing its ESP printer line with an appealingly contrarian pitch: a fairly priced printer that takes cheap ink.
This year, a record wave of recession-struck families are expected to drive, rather than fly, on their summer vacation. But they won’t be in the wagons of yore or even the minivans and SUVs of the gas-guzzling era.
Few borrowers read every line of the avalanche of paperwork that comes with a mortgage, and even the most well-intentioned consumer might have difficulty understanding all costs associated with their loan — and how it compares with what other lenders are offering.