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With the unusually warmer temperatures that our area seems to be seeing, we are also seeing a higher than usual number of out-of-state paving crews going ...
FILE - In this March 26, 2015, file photo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray speaks during a panel discussion in Richmond, VA.
Picking back up on the topic of health care for 2017, we continue this week with suggestions from AARP to help all of us to become more empowered consumers ...
Memo to Massachusetts residents who like alcohol: It's time to speak up.
In an environment exceptionally saturated with marketing ploys and retargeting tools, companies offering something of value in exchange for a consumer's time is both unique and promising. And interactive training just might be the tool to revolutionize ...
"Growth in Entertainment software consumer spend was seen across the mobile, PC, virtual reality, subscription, portable and digital console segments," said Mat Piscatella, industry analyst, The NPD Group, in a statement.
Bridgewater-Raritan high school and Somerville High school both compete on Jan. 20. "The consumer Bowl plays an important part in educating young New Jerseyans about their legal rights as consumers," said Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.
consumer REPORTS -- We all know how important it is to eat healthy in preventing chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
Republicans expect the U.S. economy to boom and Democrats see a bust following Donald Trump's election as president, a sharp reversal from sentiment a few months before the vote, according to a University of Michigan consumer survey. An index of ...
Pouch bags, gift boxes and traditional consumer packs are proving especially popular among citrus consumers, grower-shippers say.
DirecTV Now, AT&T's fledgling TV streaming service, is already off to an impressive start. In a recent SEC filing, AT&T informs us that the DirecTV Now service managed to attract 200,000 paying subscribers during its first four weeks of availability ...
Industry vet Jim Fielding has been named President of consumer Products and Innovation for Fox TV Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film.
President Donald Trump will select Republican Ajit Pai to become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Politico reported today.
consumers think in terms of headline inflation, not core--you can't eat or drive with core inflation rates. The food and energy components amount to over 20% of spending.
USD/CAD may extend the gains from earlier this week should Canada's CPI print continue to disappoint and fuel bets for additional monetary support.
Trump's trade war: Threats against Mexico could affect consumers FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, a newspaper headline reads in Spanish: "Trump: The Perfect Storm," for sale at a news kiosk in Mexico City.
As the marketplace and political landscape evolves, consumer Reports will be there testing, researching, and uncovering what consumers need to know to make smarter choices in their daily lives. That has been our mission as a nonprofit, nonpartisan ...
The student debt crisis in the U.S. is well-documented. But a lawsuit filed by federal regulators charges that borrowers' problems are made much worse by the companies who manage their payments.
Most people know that content piracy is illegal - but a significant number of consumers say the fact that Hollywood studios lose money because of pirated movies and TV shows has no bearing on how much illicitly-obtained content they consume.
The agency has done all this in the name of consumer protection regulation. To some, regulation is a bad word, and certainly there are laws that have done little to protect consumers. But others have had considerable benefits. It may be inconvenient to ...
consumer Reports gave Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops its envied "Recommended" label last week after retesting the notebooks, ending a month-long dust-up between the magazine and some Apple defenders.
Shortly before that, Moneytree Inc., a Seattle-based payday lender, ended 2016 by agreeing to pay $505,000 to settle charges by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleging that customers were duped by deceptive online advertising and collection ...
ASTA has formed a consumer Awareness Committee that will help the Society develop a campaign for consumer awareness of travel agents.
Natural Built Home in south Minneapolis (4020 Minnehaha Av., Minneapolis, 612-605-7999) is changing its focus from a retail to remodeling.
As a result, consumer applications are now taking the driver's seat in moving motion control technology forward, which will benefit industrial users if they can revamp their design approach.
President-elect Trump's transition team for the Federal Communications Commission may cut the agency, ending consumer protection efforts.
In the zealous pursuit of this agenda, the Obama administration has routinely and unconstitutionally abused its executive authority to the detriment of good government and consumer welfare. It has operated as if possessing royal authority and the ...
Millions of Americans put money into a 401(k) plan, hoping it will one day lead to a comfortable retirement. But fees can chip away at your retirement, often costing tens of thousands of dollars.
After initially failing to recommend new MacBook Pros in December due to inconsistent battery life results, consumer Reports has revised and upgraded its rating for the laptops to "recommended.
Driving a brand new car off the lot can be pretty exciting. Unfortunately, that new-car honeymoon can sometimes be short-lived. Barry Levy has today's consumer Report and the results from their annual satisfaction survey of new car owners. People love ...
The findings discovered that Financial Services is the top industry in which consumers would like to see better customer experiences and engagement opportunities via SMS (49 percent), followed by retail (27 percent) and travel and hospitality (24 percent).
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, two blocks of Vine Street between Jasper Street and John Street and a portion Boerman Avenue will be closed.
Looking forward, Dudley is unsure whether the recent gains in consumer confidence, which hit a 15-year high last month, will translate into elevated levels of spending.
The consumer relief portions of big bank settlements have drawn criticism from consumer advocates, who say banks try to claim settlement "credit" for steps they'd be taking anyway, like home loan modifications, rather than initiating new programs.
If you vowed to eat better in 2017,you may think about adding a serving of so-called "super foods" to your diet. But watch out, because consumer Reports ...
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is reportedly pushing a proposal to strip the Federal Communications Commission of its role in overseeing ...
Republicans are eager to replace the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But Trump has higher economic priorities, and Democrats are poised ...
They also want to change its name to the consumer Financial Opportunity Commission, which probably means that businesses will again have the opportunity to financially screw consumers. Why do they think the bureau was originally created ? Dean Blau ...
consumers have more choice than ever before when it comes to picking the best rewards credit card. As banks compete to woo new customers and maintain current ones, making sense of the generous sign-up bonuses and ongoing rewards offerings can be ...
... of thousands of dollars. A typical two-income couple will pay more than $150,000 in fees over the course of their lives. That's a lot of money coming out of your nest egg you could have later on.
Mark Huffman has been a consumer news reporter for consumerAffairs since 2004. He covers real estate, gas prices and the economy and has reported extensively on negative-option sales.
"Our fundamental priority remains striking the right balance to continue fuel economy gains and carbon reduction without compromising consumer affordability and vital auto-sector jobs. This crucial balance requires a midterm review that proceeds on the ...
Virtually every rule impacting credit unions, especially those promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is more complex and repressive than the previous one, and the costs continue to escalate.
Last December, consumer Reports, a long-standing publication known for their unbiased product testing, gave Apple's latest line of MacBooks a "not recommended" rating.
Younger consumers (aged 25-44) have a tendency to purchase anti-aging products, as older consumers (aged 65 and older) are more likely to not buy an anti-aging product.
Large cities such as New York, San Francisco, and London tend to draw crowds of young professionals, many of whom don't own cars.
consumers, though, should keep in mind that many steps remain before any changes will affect individuals with health insurance.
consumer advocate and former presidential contender Ralph Nader wrote in 2011 that over 90% of the goods featured in an L.L.
The UMich preliminary reading on consumer sentiment in January showed that the headline reading on confidence remains just below the 13-year high hit last month.


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