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Does the iPhone 4S Have a Battery-Life Problem?

Software bug may be to blame but so far Apple's not talking

The new Apple iPhone 4S has been getting rave reviews but there are undercurrents of dissatisfaction from early users who say the battery life is subpar....


Super-Sized Candy Bars Are Super Sellers

Convenience stores report brisk sales of big bars

It had to come to this.  First it was super-sized burgers and fries, then Starbucks' Trenta, now it's the kinig-sized candy bar that's flying off the ...


Reducing the Threat of Strokes

CDC suggests ways to deal with the risk of "brain attacks"

Every 6 seconds, someone in the world dies from stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are ways to reduce the risk and to recogn...


Google Poses New Threat to Groupon

Search giant "bundles" daily deals from smaller sites

Google has done what might be called a roll-up in the daily deals business. The search giant says that more than a dozen sites, including zozi, kgbdeals an...


Should You Cook For Your Dog Or Cat?

Not without a veterinarian's advice

Discuss any home cooked pet meals with your vet first...


'Bank Transfer Day' Declared For Nov. 5

Grassroots effort urges consumers to bail on big banks

In the wake of Bank America's decision to add a fee for using a debit card for purchases, many other consumers appear ready to join her. Others expressed a...


Consumer Champion Virginia Knauer Dies

Consumer advisor to three presidents, she proclaimed good business was good consumerism

Virginia Knauer with Elizabeth DoleI was surprised this weekend to read an obituary for Virginia Knauer, 96, consumer affairs advisor t...


What's On Your Mind? US Search, Dish Network, Avis

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: US Search, Dish Network, Avis, Adjustment needed and How long does it take to discover damage to a rental car?...


Redbox Raising Prices; Blames Debit-Card Fees

But didn't the feds order lower fees on debit-card transactions?

Netflix took it on the chin when it tried to raise its subscription fees to cover the cost of streaming more recent movies.  Bank of America was villi...


Feds Fine South African, LAN, Caribbean Airlines

Carriers violated price advertising rules, delayed baggage reimbursements

The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined South African Airways and LAN Airlines for violating its price advertising rules.  Caribbean Airlines...


Consumers Complain Of Slow Service At PlanetRX

But they note there is no delay in charging their credit cards

Consumers Complain Of Slow Service At PlanetRX...


Trek Bicycles Recalled

The seat can fall off

Trek is recalling about 27,000 Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles. The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing ...


Birmingham Financial Federal Credit Union Seized by Regulators

Normal services will continue in a new location, regulators say

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) today took control of Birmingham Financial Federal Credit Union of Birmingham, Ala. While continuing normal...


Viewing the Carnage, Big Banks Pass on Debit Card Fees

Bank of America finds itself abandoned on the field of battle

Like motorists viewing a grisly car wreck, big banks are slamming on the brakes and rethinking any plans they may have had to start charging customers for ...


Is Consumer Debt At The Root Of Our Economic Woes?

1970s credit standards might have prevented our problems

A Wall Street money manager for Pharo Capital Management, says our current economic problems are not caused by too much regulation or by Obama Administrati...


What's On Your Mind? United American Insurance, craigslist, Cipro, Capital One

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: United American Insurance, craigslist, Cipro, Capital One, Scam Alert, Side effects and Defending against abusive...


Airbnb Visit Goes Well, Despite Pesky Street Person

We try out an Airbnb rental in NYC and save big bucks

Airbnb got a big sour dose of bad publicity earlier this year when a couple of Northern Californians complained that their apartments had been trashed by m...


FTC: Debt Collectors Posed as Attorneys, Process Servers

Judge freezes Rincon Debt Management's assets

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted a debt collection operation that allegedly deceived and abused consumers &...


New Email Scam Purports To Be From Gaddafi Partner

A remake of the old African prince scam

Email scam using the death of Gaddafi to fleece the unsuspecting...


Thai Flooding Drowns Out Toyota Production, VW Surges

Toyota plants suffering a shortage of parts because of flooding in Thailand

Toyota just can't seem to catch a break lately.  First it was the charges of unintended acceleration, then the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.  ...


Credit Scores Go Behavioral

New scores seek to predict your behavior

Will you take your medicine tomorrow?  You may not know but Fair Isaac thinks it does.The company that invented the FICO credit score is now branchi...


What's On Your Mind? State Farm, Dish Network, TurboTax, PlanetRX

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: State Farm, Dish Network, TurboTax, PlanetRX, Oops, Seasonal, Missing drugs and automatic billing....


California Files 'Greenwashing' Lawsuit Against Water Bottlers

Companies falsely claim bottles are "100% biodegradable," suit charges

The cheapest, safest and "greenest" way to drink water is, of course, to get it out of the nearest faucet but Americans have somehow decided that water in ...


Six Charged in Alleged Sports Memorabilia Scams

Fans paid big bucks for phone "game used" jerseys, feds charge

Six men have been charged in fraud schemes involving the sports memorabilia business and the purchase and sale of equipment and uniforms used by profession...


Study Links Soda To Teen Violence

Researchers find correlation between number of sodas and violent acts

Study Links Soda To Teen Violence: Harvard researchers looking into causal relationships associated with teen violence have found what they call a shocking...


Feds To Help Students Make Better Student Loan Decisions

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to offer financial aid shopping sheet

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to offer financial aid shopping sheet...


Whats On Your Mind? Alamo Rent A Car, Pergo, SlimFast, Chase Mortgage

Our daily look at consumer reviews

The real cost of renting a car? It probably isn't just the daily rate that rental companies advertise. You almost have to figure taking the company's expen...


Do You Qualify For the Government's New Refinancing Plan?

Plan is limited in scope; fewer than 1 million may qualify

The government has announced a new plan to boost the housing market...


FAA Warns of Corrosion on Boeing 757 Tails

Pilots could lose control of the aircraft if maintenance is inadequate

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants airlines to take a very carerful look at the horizontal stabilizers on the tail sections of Boeing 757 jets...


Virgin America Flight Attendants May Unionize

Transport Workers Union seeks representation election

It's hard to find a more luxurious airline than Virgin America -- spiffy cabins, mood lighting, elaborate entertainment systems, on-demand snacks and food,...


Seafood Fraud Found in Boston

DNA tests confirms 1 in 5 fish samples were mislabeled

Talk about identity theft.  A conservancy group says its tests found that one in five seafood samples from Boston supermarkets were mislabeled.&ldqu...


Ancient Cold Remedy Makes a Comeback

This cold season, save money on cold treatments

Ancient cold remedy regains favor...


Consumers Don't Read Food Labels As Much As They Think

Label's position on package may influence how many people read it

Consumers don't read food labels as much as they say...


Apple's Next Frontier: A Single Remote

Steve Jobs' legacy may still be waiting to be introduced

Solving the puzzle of high-definition video, Internet packet protocols and other esoterica comes down to a single question for most consumers: how many rem...


Washington State Study Shows Declining Living Standard

More people find themselves falling behind

Study shows it takes more money to maintain minimal standard of living...


Danish Study Finds No Increased Cancer Risk in Cellphone Users

Risks could go up with longer-term usage, however

A Danish study said to be the largest of its kind finds no association between long-term cellphone use and tumors of the brain and central nervous system ....


New Legislation Forces Longtime Student Lender Out of Business

Access Group will service existing loans but won't write new ones

Thinking of going to law school?  Don't look to Access Group for a loan.The nonprofit company has been the largest single provider of loans to law s...


Clipped Spinach Sold in Los Angeles Recalled

Salmonella found in sample bad tested by USDA

Church Brothers, LLC is recalling 560 bags of clipped spinach as a precautionary measure after one bag tested positive for Salmonella during a random USDA ...


More Anti-Foreclosure Help May Be On The Way

But is it too little, too late?

Obama Administration set to offer more homeowner assistance...


Is 'Super-Sizing' A Search For Status?

Researcher sees the psychology behind large portions

Study says people who want large food portions are seeking greater status...


Lifestyle Changes May Be Key To Fountain Of Youth

More important than drugs and other health products

Noted cardiologist says live healthy and live longer...


What's On Your Mind? Winners International Sweepstakes,, Kirby Vacuums

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Winners International Sweepstakes,, Kirby Vacuums, Unnecessary detour and ...


Google Weighing a Bid for Yahoo?

Report says Google may try to snatch Yahoo out of the arms of Microsoft

So, if you ran a phenomenally successful company that completely dominated your niche, would you tempt fate (and the antitrust regulators) by buying one of...


Utah Credit Union Drops Payday Loans After Press Reports

But big banks and Indian tribes are still edging into the market

A Utah credit union has stopped selling payday loans after being featured prominently in news reports.  Mountain America Credit Union had been offerin...


Barbie Sports A Tattoo And Some Parents Aren't Happy

But doll is a collectors' edition, not designed for mass sales

We all know that Barbie, Mattel's iconic doll, has always been on the cutting edge of fashion and trends. So, should anyone be surprised when the new Barbi...


Electric Motion Recalls Lithium-poly Bicycle Batteries

The battery can overheat and catch fire

Electric Motion Systems  is recalling about 70 rechargeable lithium-poly batteries. The battery can overheat and catch fire.The company is awar...


FDA Chemist Pleads Guilty in Insider Trading Scheme

Defendant misused FDA data on new drug applications

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chemist has pleaded guilty in an insider trading scheme that relied on confidential FDA data.Cheng Yi Liang, 57, of ...


What's On Your Mind?, Priceline, Chase Mortgage

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today:, Priceline, Chase Mortgage, No changes and Slow response....


How To Break the Expensive Big-Screen TV Habit

Be cheap, think small and improvise, say our resident tinkerers

The Craig 15-inch HDTV is a $79 alternative to big screens that costs hundreds...


Clearer Food Labeling Proposed

Institute of Medicine thinks food packages could be a lot more informative

There's a lot of information on the front of food packages, but who useful is it? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) thinks it could be a lot more useful...


Facial Recognition Technology Raising Privacy Concerns

Sen. Rockefeller Wants FTC to recommend legislation

Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) sent a letter requesting that the Federal Trade Commission assess the use of facial recognition technology and...


Student Debt To Hit $1 Trillion By Year's End

Students strapped before they start a career

Student loan debt continues to rise...


Report: Doctors Prescribe Too Many Stomach Drugs For Infants

Researcher says doctors are treating 'normal condition'

Researcher warns against over-prescribing stomach drugs for infants...


What's On Your Mind? Sony, Facebook, Fifth Third Bank, Wild Blue

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Sony, Facebook, Fifth Third Bank, Wild Blue, Crashing browser, New fee and Needs an alternative....


Feds Mandate Independent Safety Testing of Toys

Long overdue, consumer and parent groups say

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to implement rules that will require independent safety testing of toys and other children's produc...


New Recommendations to Guard Against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Pediatricians, federal agencies urge parents to stay up to date on safety procedures

Pediatricians, federal agencies urge parents to stay up to date on safety procedures...


FBI Tries to Identify Items Possibly Involved in Kidnappings

David Parker Ray died in prison, may have kidnapped, tortured missing women

The Albuquerque FBI has released hundreds of images of items that were collected during the investigation of David Parker Ray. The New Mexico man died in s...


Poll: Customers Ready To Switch Banks Over Debit Card Fees

Researcher find lower income customers more accepting of the fee

Researchers have confirmed bank customers are upset about new debit card fees...


Social Security To Pay 3.6 Percent More In 2012

First increase in two years

Social security benefits will go up next year...


Starbucks Goes 'Blonde' In Pursuit of 'Lite' Crowd

Don't want too much coffee in your coffee? Here's the answer

Starbucks originally modeled itself on the coffee houses of Europe, trying to conjure a world where patrons linger for hours sipping espresso and debating ...


What's On Your Mind? BMG Music Club, Government Grant Scam, Whirlpool, Samsung

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: BMG Music Club, Government Grant Scam, Whirlpool, Samsung, Glad we could be of help and No TV tonight....


Car Rental Companies Becoming More Aggressive in Pursuing Damage Claims

Consumers need to be proactive in documenting the condition of their car at turn-in time

Many rental car customers have lately complained the company charged them for alleged damage to the vehicle long after it was turned in. The case recounted...


What's On Your Mind? Wyndham Vacation Plus, Burlington Coat Factory, JK Harris, Capital One

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Wyndham Vacation Plus, Burlington Coat Factory, JK Harris, Capital One, Two left feet, No help and Haunted by cre...


Wall Street Protesters May Be Onto Something

Snicker all you want but the protests are drawing wide public support

For reasons that are a little hard to understand, it's been fashionable for TV's talking heads and the dead-tree columnists to denigrate the Occupy Wall St...


Wireless Providers To Provide 'Bill Shock' Warnings

Voluntary agreement between government and wireless providers

Wireless customers will get a heads up when they approach plan caps...


Lowes Closing 20 Stores, Cutting Nearly 2,000 Jobs

Sagging housing market takes its toll on home center chain

Lowes is closing 20 stores and cutting plans for new stores...


Looking For Job Killers? Look at Gas Prices, Study Suggests

"Needlessly high" gas prices draining $200 billion out of economy

The oil price spike of the past year, which saw gasoline prices increase by over $1 from the summer of 2010 to the summer of 2011, will drive household exp...


Not Much New With Broccoli, Study Finds

Researchers say things are about the same as always in the broccoli patch

Sometimes broccoli is just broccoli, which isn't necessarily bad news.  It means basically that your mother's advice to eat your broccoli is still wor...


Study: Cell Phones Exceed Exposure Limits For Children

Current standards for radiation set for large adults

Study says cell phones emit twice as much radiation as allowed for children...


Recession Fears Fading, So Oil Prices Are Rising (Again)

A classic good news, bad news scenario

A recession is looking less likely, so gas prices are going up again...


Are All Flat Screen TVs Fire Hazards?

There may not always be fire where there's smoke

TV repairman says smokey set doesn't always mean fire...


What's On Your Mind? Experian, Netflix

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Experian, Netflix,, and Unplayable....


Consumers Frustrated With Travel Booking Sites

Are there now better ways to plan trips?

Consumers are increasingly frustrated with online travel booking sites...


Where's the Fruit? Class Action Lawsuit Asks

Fruit Roll-Ups, other General Mills snacks are mostly sugar, the suit alleges

A class action lawsuit says there's something missing from General Mills' Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit by the Foot and Fruit Gushers. What do you think it is?Th...


More Restaurant-Style Foods Offered For Home

Marketers push dining out taste on eat at home budget

Food marketers are emphasizing restaurant-style taste...


Walmart Shutters Its Marketside Stores

Massive chain's first experiment with smaller stores judged a flop

Marketside locationsWalmart has reportedly given up on Marketside, its experimental small grocery stores featuring prepared meals and f...


Gap Closing 200 North American Stores

Continues to shift emphasis overseas

Gap, Inc. is closing about 200 stores in North America mostly the U.S. - as it focuses more attention in building its brands internationally....


Penny Auction Deals May Not Be So Sweet

Consumer Reports find many bidders spend big bucks, leave empty-handed

Encouraged by TV and Web ads promising as much as 95 percent off of retail, swarms of people are signing up for the piece of auction action at sites like B...


Gas Prices Stop Falling, Head Higher

Price decline ends even though economic worries don't

Gas prices have begun to rise again...


Consumers Fried Over Fizzled TVs

Flat-screen TVs' longevity leaves a lot to be desired

Is the flat screen TV a disposable product? More and more consumers have come to the conclusion that it is.“I bought a plasma LG TV from...


Sony Recalls Flat-Screen TVs Because of Fire Risk

Recall of 1.6 million Bravia LCD TVs is latest in a long line of Sony blunders

Sony is recalling 1.6 million Bravia flat-panel TVs sold worldwide since 2007 because they may melt or catch fire.Sony said it instituted the recall afte...


Halloween Is a Scary Time for Allergy, Asthma Sufferers

Costumes, candy, decorations can all cause serious, unexpected problems

Halloween is supposed to be pretend scary -- but it's really scary for millions of children with asthma and allergies.  It's not just the candy and tr...


Beware The Fake Netflix Android App

Backdoor malware steals users' log-in information

A fake Netflix app for Android is causing problems...


Best Place to Buy an iPhone 4S?

Best Apple service doesn't fall far from the tree, mystery shoppers find

Looking to buy an iPhone 4S?  So are lots of other people and it's tempting to avoid the lines at Apple stores by buying online.  But just where ...


Some Praise For Bank Of America

Connecticut's Attorney General gives the bank some credit

Bank of America has earned some praise from an unlikely source...


What's On Your Mind? American Home Mortgage, TravelNow, Mitsubishi, Progressive Business Publications

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: American Home Mortgage, TravelNow, Mitsubishi, Progressive Business Publications and Case of mistaken identity....


Consumer Anger Isn't Netflix' Only Problem

Company beefing up its Washington presence as challenges mount

When the going gets tough, the tough ... well, they get going and hire some more "governmental affairs" representatives.  Lobbyists, in other words....


Study: Majority Of Medical Advisors Have Industry Ties

Researchers find more conflicts of interest among people setting health care guidelines

Many people involved in setting health care guidelines have conflicts of interest...


Overweight? Be Ready to Buy a Second Seat on AirTran

Low-fare carrier adopts the "customer of size" policy of its new parent

There's a paradox in air travel: the seats keep getting smaller and the passengers keep getting bigger.   This can make for some pretty uncomfortable...


Class Action Disputes Frontier Internet Fees

Suit claims Frontier defrauds Internet customers

A federal class action claims Frontier Communications defrauds its Internet customers by illegally collecting taxes and surcharges it falsely claims are go...


Cybersecurity Threats To Increase In 2012

Georgia Tech researcher predict current threats will expand

Cybersecurity issues may be more important in 2012...


Two Former Executives Of Bailed Out Bank Indicted

United Commerce took $300 million from taxpayers

Two Former Executives Of Bailed Out Bank Indicted: During the financial crises of 2008-09, many U.S. banks took government bailouts....


What's On Your Mind? Chase, Verizon Wireless, Your Baby Can Read

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Chase, Verizon Wireless, Your Baby Can Read, Cellular Shock and Another perspective....


Car Dealer Concealed GPS Devices in Cars, Florida Charges

GPS was then used to repossess cars, even when payments were current, state alleges

A Florida car dealer is accused of concealing GPS tracking devices to cars it sold to consumers, then using those devices to track the cars down and reposs...


Broccoli's Health Benefits Require The Whole Food, Not Supplements

And don't overcook it, either

Getting health benefit from broccoli requires whole food...


Survey: U.S. Has More Cell Phones Than People

And why consumers should prepare for higher bills

Survey shows there are more cell phones than people in the U.S....


Don't Fall For 'Smishing' Scams

Text-based scam shows up in Washington State

“Flip over your credit or ATM card and call the number on the back. If there’s a problem with your account, that’s the best way to find out.”...


What's On Your Mind? Verizon, Capital Accounts, Magic Chef, Allied Cash Advance

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Verizon, Capital Accounts, Magic Chef, Allied Cash Advance, Possible sign of identity theft, Mind of its own and ...


Class Action RICO Complaint Seeks to Swat Flycell

Monthly charges for ringtones amount to cramming, suit alleges

A RICO class action accuses Sony Entertainment and ringtone provider Flycell of cramming unasked-for "services" onto cell phone bills. The lead plaintiff,...


Banks Awash in Cash, Which Isn't Good News

Investors flee stock market, park money in banks which have no use for it

A huge problem in the United States is that we don't save enough money.  This is, of course, an enormous understatement as proven by the housing colla...


Cheaper Ways To Text Are Coming

New apps allow consumers to bypass costly text charges

New apps mean it will cost little or nothing to send and receive texts...


Netflix Reverses Course, Drops 'Qwikster' Name

But the separate fees for streaming and DVDs remain

Netflix drops Qwikster idea...


Data Shows 'Consumer Recession' Continues

Consumers actually fared better during the recession

The recession may be over but not for consumers...


Oregon Sues Loan Modification Firm, Settles With Another

States stepping up pressure on abusive modification consultants

Oregon takes action against mortgage modification companies...


What's On Your Mind? American Express, Just Flowers, Green Dot, Sears Optical

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: American Express, Just Flowers, Green Dot, Sears Optical, Cut out the middleman and Manage your card....


Free Debit Cards Aren't Extinct, Or Even Hard to Find

Banks large and small, as well as credit unions, are trying to win your business

With American consumers taking to the streets to protest the sluggish economy and moribund job market, it's not a good time for politicians, banks and big ...


Chemical Industry Asks FDA to 'Clarify' BPA Stance

Controversial chemical no longer used in baby bottles, sippy cups, industry says

Yielding to pressure from parents, health advocates, and lawmakers, the chemical industry has conceded that the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) s...


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Nominee Faces Senate Vote

Richard Cordray cleared by Banking Committee but now faces a vote in the full Senate

Except for some pesky environmental demonstrators outside the White House, Washington, D.C., has been relatively free of the Occupy Wall Street-style disru...


Feds May Divert Subsidies To Pay For Rural Broadband

Universal Service Fund could be used to build broadband facilities

The FCC proposes using subsidy funds to expand rural broadband services...


FDA Approves Cialis to Treat Prostate Enlargement

The drug was developed to treat erectile dysfunction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cialis to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate gland become...


What's On Your Mind? Bank of America, One Click Cash, US Fidelis, Avis

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Bank of America, One Click Cash, US Fidelis, Avis, Balance not budging, Less than full coverage and Bad news, goo...


Volkswagen Recalling VW, Audi Models to Fix Diesel Engines

Defect in fuel injection system could cause a fire

Volkswagen says that it will recall more than 168,000 VW and Audi models with diesel engines.There is a defect in the fuel injection system that could ca...


Beware of 'Google Team 2011' Scam

Email message asks you to update your payment information

Scam artists might want to scrub their email lists, to remove law enforcement officials.  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he was tipped ...


Feds Embark on Study to Learn Why People Smoke

Study will follow 40,000 smokers to try to understand their behavior

What is it about smoking?  Everybody knows it's really bad for you but millions of people old and young, dumb and smart, rich and poor continue to smo...


Texting While Driving More Dangerous Than Previously Believed

Texas study finds it doubles reaction times

texting behind the wheel is more dangerous that first thought...


Mortgage Rate Falls Below Four Percent

But would-be buyers still can't qualify

Mortgage rates have hit an all time low...


Apple After Steve Jobs May Not Seem The Same

Tech titan's death casts shadow over latest product launch

How will Apple fare post Steve Jobs?...


What's On Your Mind? Eharmony, Microsoft, Providian, Apple

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Eharmony, Microsoft, Providian, Apple, Maybe not a software issue and Blast from the past....


Cantaloupe Listeria Death Toll Hits 18

Recalled cantaloupes should be off shelves by now

At least 18 persons have died from Listeria infections blamed on Jensen Farms cantaloupes.  Although the contaminated cantaloupes should be off store ...


Ford Kills Escape Hybrid Option

Three four-cylinder engines will be offered in 2013 models

Ford is eliminating the slow-selling Escape Hybrid for the 2013 model year.  It's also doing away with the V-6 engine option and will be offering the ...


New York Sues Bank Of New York Mellon

City and state claim pension funds were defrauded

New York claims Bank of New York Mellon defrauded pension funds...


Beware Of Chimney Repair Scams

They usually appear with the first sign of cold weather

NJ Attorney General Dow sued chimney cleaning & repair company accused of using high-pressure, deceptive tactics to mislead consumers into paying thousands...


What's On Your Mind? Experian, Geek Squad, Hertz, CoverGirl

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Experian, Geek Squad, Hertz, CoverGirl, Computer problems, Demand an inspection and Shaky foundation....


Apple Unveils Next Generation iPhone

iPhone 4S to be available on Sprint for the first time

Apple unveils its new iPhone...


Report: Fannie Mae Looked The Other Way On Robo-Signing

Agency may have been warned eight years ago

Fannie Mae may have known about, but failed to stop, foreclosure rob0-signing...


Despite a Constant Demand, Parents Cut Back on Diaper Purchases

Why don't manufacturers cut prices to boost sales? Good question. Read on ...

You know that times are tough when parents cut back on diaper purchases.  There's really no substitute for a diaper, after all.  The need, as eco...


Study Links Aspirin To Sight Problems

Aspirin users twice as likely to develop late-stage macular degeneration

Possible link between daily aspirin and macular degeneration...


Feds Require Changes to Four Loko Malt Beverage Packaging

Supersized, high-alcohol beverage will tone down its claims

The marketers of Four Loko have agreed to re-label and repackage the supersized, high-alcohol, fruit-flavored, carbonated malt beverage, to resol...


California's Reader Privacy Act Signed Into Law

Bill will protect Californians' reading habits

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the Reader Privacy Act, updating reader privacy law to cover new technologies like electronic books and online book...


Michigan Court Narrows State's Medical Marijuana Law

Limit on number of plants that can be possessed upheld

The Michigan Court of Appeals has issued a decision that further limits the state's medical marijuana law.The justices ruled that a caregiver's decision ...


What's On Your Mind? Dish Network, Quicken Loans, Frigidaire

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Dish Network, Quicken Loans, Frigidaire, Alone without a loan and Too much heat in the kitchen....


Google Update Gives Nod to Big Brands, Google's Own Properties

Latest rejiggering of search results raises questions about Big G's objectivity

Big G takes on the content farms in this satiric video It was just a few weeks ago that we wrote a rather mild little story headlined, "...


Bankers' Association Blames Government For New Fees

Says banks now losing money on debit transactions

The banking industry blames the government and retailers for banks' new debit card fees...


Consumers Have Alternatives to Big Banks

Don't like big banks' fees? Take your business somewhere else

Consumers Have Alternatives To Big Banks' Fees Bank of America's decision to impose a $5 a month fee on customers who make debit card purchases st...


What's On Your Mind? Bank of America,, Emerson, Target

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Bank of America,, Emerson, Target, Not in the mood, Sparks and Too many coupons?...


The Math Behind Bank Of America's New $5 Fee

Not a figure pulled out of thin air

Why Bank of America is charging $5 for debit card use...