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A bout 30 percent of adults in the U.S. age 65 and older report taking aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack or stroke. This over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever can be a lifesaver, but regular use may cause serious side effects, notably internal bleeding. Here's expert advice on who should and shouldn't take ...
Virginia consumer healthcare Alliance The Virginia consumer Healthcare Alliance, a consumer advocacy organization of people, businesses, and healthcare groups focused on finding common sense policy solutions to support access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all Virginians no matter ...

... year against "onerous regulations" in states that allow shipping, such as New Jersey and Ohio, each of which prohibit shipments from wineries producing more than a certain number of gallons per year, effectively excluding larger wineries and wine companies from shipping to consumers in their states.
"A major concern for consumers should be who else could have access to information about your heritage and your health," the FTC wrote. So far, there haven't been any public examples of genetic information shared with consumer DNA testing companies being abused. Potential abuse scenarios can ...
Awareness of male chick culling was the most important reason for consumers showing an interest in dual-purpose products in Dutch research. But results from a survey conducted among 402 consumers at 8 Swiss supermarkets revealed that the practice of chick culling was largely unknown by 75% of ...

The Trump Administration has requested zero funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the latest sign change may be coming to the agency. The agency, which protects American consumers from predatory lenders and bullying debt collectors, each quarter requests money from the Federal ...
consumers inhabit physical and virtual communities. Brands have to be consistently visible, relevant and clearly understood in both. If retailers can make that happen, they will be in the right place at the right time, well placed to identify changing consumer needs and behaviours, and adapt to them. Flexible ...
The University of Michigan's survey of consumer attitudes for January slipped to 94.4, after falling to 95.9 in December. Economists polled by Reuters expected the reading to increase to 97. The preliminary January reading saw consumers have a less favorable view of the current economic conditions than ...
In what would be a laughable move if it wasn't so incredibly tragic, the Trump Administration's newly emasculated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week sided with payday lenders over consumers. You heard right. The CFPB, now led by an appointee of a businessman-politician whose ...
Reuters is experimenting with how it presents news on its site as it continues to expand and evolve its consumer news brand. The news giant, which has 250 staffers dedicated to consumer publishing globally, wants to modernize how it presents content on all 17 of its editions. So far, that has involved ...
Shakespeare asked what's in a name, and you should too, when it comes to food labels. Food packaging can feature a lot of claims that may make you think the product is good for you, or at least, feel better about buying it. (KGO-TV). KGO. By Michael Finney. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 07:05PM.
"The results of the survey indicate that industry disruptors are impacting the behavior of affluent consumers and changing the way they make purchase decisions," said Greg Petro, Chief Executive Officer and founder of First Insight. "A growing number of affluent consumers shopping at discount retailers over ...
consumers expect today's digital pricing models to adjust to real-time market conditions. Dynamic pricing should provide the right price, to the right consumer, at the right time. It should be contextual in nature, leveraging consumer demand and even location. Lastly, dynamic pricing should be integrated ...
It said strong demand for exports and buoyant consumer spending helped drive the faster expansion. Those factors helped to offset curbs on bank lending that forecasters had predicted would be a drag on economic growth. "The national economy has maintained the momentum of stable and sound ...
Negotiations to avoid a government shutdown have been underway for weeks. But so far, Congress and President Trump have not been able to agree on appropriations legislation needed to fund the government and its agencies. If no agreement is reached by Friday, the government will officially shut ...
How long should a dishwasher last? A reader posed this question on our dishwasher buying guide, and it kicked off quite the discussion. Another reader responded that it's a sad day when a 36-year-old dishwasher dies. Then another said he was about to buy his third dishwasher in seven years. "Wish me ...

There's not much you can do to stop the next data breach, but you can minimize the financial risk with a credit freeze, says Justin Brookman, privacy director for consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of consumer Reports. That prevents most lenders from looking at your credit history, which ...
The Trump-appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that he is launching a review of all the federal consumer watchdog agency's policies ... "Millions of American consumers use small-dollar loans to manage budget shortfalls or unexpected expenses," he said.
Mark Warner, D-Va., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., have introduced the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act, which would grant the Federal Trade Commission clearer authority to fine credit reporting agencies, and requires compensation to consumers who have been harmed. This bill marks ...
Last year's Euromonitor International Global consumer Trends survey showed that nearly 50 percent of respondents across all generations aspire to being self-employed. Talking about Sustainability and social responsibility is no longer enough, and in 2018 consumers will seek more radical transparency ...
Fujifilm is recalling more than 270,000 power adapter wall plugs that were packaged with six of the company's point-and-shoot and mirrorless camera models, due to a risk of electrical shock, according to Consumer Product Safety Commission. Fujifilm says the AC-5VF plugs may crack, break, ...
Late on Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is planning to "reconsider" the Payday Rule, an Obama-era rule that created the first federal restrictions on payday loans. The rule takes aim at predatory practices by payday lenders--companies which give out ...
Why is Rep. Gonzalez backing a bill that would shield lawyers from liability for false, deceptive, misleading, and unfair practices when collecting debts in courts? Texans like to boast that everything is bigger here. Unfortunately, when it comes to consumer debt in collection, they are correct. A recent study by ...
"The more data we see, the more widespread the problem looks, especially for Hyundai and Kia owners," says William Wallace, policy analyst for consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of consumer Reports. "Automakers should stop wasting time and money fighting consumers in court.
consumer Reports: Antibiotics in meat at Fast Food restaurants. email ... Consumer Reports takes a look at the restaurants that have taken steps to protect public health and those that haven't. ... consumers are becoming more aware of the potential dangers of overusing antibiotics," Calderone said.
Financial Services is the least trusted industry in consumers' eyes, according to a recent survey. When it comes to consumer trust, financial leaders shouldn't wait on government regulators to keep their companies in check. Firms must commit to acting in customers' best interest, even when there are ...
"After years in hibernation, consumers - accounting for 70 percent of GDP - are finally flexing their spending muscles," Johnson said. "In short, the coming consumer boom has already arrived." Every retail category except for sporting goods showed gains during the final two months of the year, according to ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- consumers Energy says it'll interrupt electrical service for some Texas and Oshtemo township customers early Sunday morning, in Kalamazoo County. The utility will turn the juice off for two hours, sometime "after midnight". consumers spokesman Dennis McKee tells FOX 17 the ...
"Many consumers in coastal areas want big, open transitional indoor and outdoor spaces," says Dean Ruark, director of product management at PGT. "They want large, automated windows that can open up like a door onto a back deck." Ruark says that home building technology has advanced to such an ...
That puts the onus on consumers to find the best deal in the face of an almost constant advertising assault that tries to sway, not with details, but with catchy slogans. Many consumers shop ... The March 2017 edition of consumer Reports ranks 24 auto insurers on the basis of overall customers satisfaction.
consumer Reports has called on manufacturers to make the pods safer, including by making them look less candy-like. We have also advised households with children younger than 6, or with anyone with a cognitive impairment, to steer clear of them. We've urged consumers to take these precautions ...
consumer complaints generally are handled through the office's dispute resolution process, where specialists work with the consumer and the business to reach a resolution. Complaint resolution may involve, for example, a refund for the consumer or an adjustment of charges or services. In 2017, over ...
After midnight tonight, consumers Energy said they will interrupt electric service in Texas and Oshtemo Townships for approximately two hours to upgrade electric substation equipment. The outage has been planned for several weeks, according to consumers Energy spokesman Dennis McKee. McKee said the interruption ...
Maintaining your vehicle and keeping it on the road can be downright expensive. But according to consumer Reports, there are some things you can do to keep your auto costs down. For starters, break up with your insurer. Many consumers think staying loyal to their insurance company will save them ...
More than 3,700 of the consumer complaints filed with the Ohio Attorney General's consumer Protection Section in 2017 revolved around used car sales, according to Attorney General Mike DeWine. More than 22,000 complaints were filed at the office last year regarding issues with services and vehicles ...
Most consumers want brands to weigh in on social and political issues, according to a new survey by social media management and analytics ... He also pointed to differences in methodology, explaining that 4A's targeted an agency response group while Sprout Social's study was "strictly a consumer study.
As smart speakers become more ubiquitous in the home, consumers are becoming more reliant on them, according to a new report from NPR and Edison Research. Smart speakers are on ... Showcases exclusive survey data on initial consumer reactions to the Echo Look, Echo Show, and HomePod. Highlights the aims ...
shipments of personal computers fell 2% in Q4, year over year, to 71.6 million units, capping a 2.8% decline for the year in total, according to the latest data today from research firm Gartner. It was the 13th quarter in a row of falling PC sales, and the sixth year in total that sales have dropped. Gartner finds ...
It said it was done to protect battery life, but users hadn't been told. Some suspect there was another motive - that the company was trying to persuade customers to upgrade to a new phone. A French prosecutor has launched an investigation. Legal cases are also under way in the United States. And a US ...
Equifax was the subject of more consumer bureau complaints than any other Financial Services company in all but one state in 2017, according to an analysis of agency data published Thursday. In every state but North Dakota, more residents complained to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ...
For the first time, trade show organisers are welcoming consumers to the event by launching White Street market, a merged B-2-B and B-2-C space for emerging and established streetwear and sportswear labels. "Brands will produce capsule collections and limited edition items, which will then be amplified ...
The Kentucky Department of insurance's (DOI) consumer Protection Division returned over $15 million to Kentucky consumers during 2017, the department said in a statement. consumers received over $10.5 million in restitution through the work of DOI's market Conduct Branch, which conducts ...
Canada has identified the source as romaine lettuce," says Jean Halloran, director of Food Policy Initiatives at consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of consumer Reports. "Right now the CDC is saying it could be other leafy greens, but until we have more corroborating evidence, we ...
consumer Reports sent some staffers to scout out new products at CES 2018, the annual electronics convention in Las Vegas, as well as the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando this week, and here's a ... consumers have also complained online that undissolved pods can wind up stuck to laundry.
More galling is that, while the proposal might superficially target insurers, the real effects would be felt by consumers throughout the state, who would end up paying higher rates. climate change poses a host of thorny questions for policymakers and for the public. One overriding goal we all should be able ...
... to put virtual reality right back to where it had been in the 1990s: an exciting technology with some promising consumer products that didn't quite deliver. ... For consumers uninterested in shelling out that kind of money to experience "presence," companies including Lenovo and Oculus VR have important ...
NEW YORK -- A federal judge ruled late Wednesday in favor of President Donald Trump and the White House over the control of the national financial watchdog agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In a 46-page opinion, Judge Timothy Kelly denied Leandra English, the deputy director of ...
Nature has long been exploited in commercials--the lean movement of lions or tigers in car ads, the cuteness of parrots or mice, the strength of crocodiles, etc. But now animals are portrayed to actively recruit consumers. I'm especially nauseated by the shot of a penguin offering a stone to a potential mate being denigrated ...
To expand upon Trend No. 1, voice-controlled personal digital devices appear to be a replacement for some of the key functionality of smartphones. consumers who own in-home digital voice assistant devices are using their smartphones less often for Entertainment and online purchasing, Accenture said.


 

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