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Sean P. Murphy

In 30 years at the Globe, Sean P. Murphy has worked as a general assignment reporter, an enterprise reporter, the federal court reporter, an investigative reporter, the casino and gambling reporter and, now, the consumer advocacy reporter. He is also a law school graduate and part-time journalism professor.

Latest stories

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

At Downtown Crossing Roche Bros., skipping the longer line can cost you

By , Globe Staff

It’s quicker to pay upstairs at the Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. Market, but you may end up paying sales tax on items that, under the law, are simply not taxable.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Why a new car key might cost you $1,000

By , Globe Staff

In all likelihood, replacing the fob will cost hundreds of dollars — maybe even more than $1,000.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

RMV letter offered convenience but led some drivers to miss out on Real ID

By , Globe Staff

Drivers who renewed early at the urging of the Registry of Motor Vehicles will have to pay a $25 upgrade fee if they want the new licenses before their current ones expire.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

This Amazon one-click can easily leave you on the hook for $8.99 each month

By , Globe Staff

It has become more and more confusing to order and pay for the video entertainment that comes into our homes.