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  • Dept. of Transportation: 'More protection, not less'

    Dept. of Transportation: 'More protection, not less'
    Apparently unfazed by the current congressional proposal to undo its earlier airline passenger protection rules, the Department of Transportation proposed a set of new, additional consumer protections. The most important deals with fees: DoT proposes that...
  • New York Times Adds Fuel to Fire Against Big Media Mergers

    Joining the chorus of critics railing against the tide of Big Media mergers, the New York Times published an editorial Tuesday opposing Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, concluding that the $45 billion deal will "concentrate too much...
  • Data brokers are profiling consumers online by race, other categories

    Data brokers are profiling consumers online by race, other categories
    The fact that advertisers track what consumers do online is common knowledge, but federal regulators raised alarms Tuesday about just how much data are being collected and how they are being used to profile consumers. Data brokers are grouping Americans...
  • FTC calls for curbs on consumer data collection

    The fact that advertisers track what consumers do online is common knowledge, but federal regulators raised alarms Tuesday about just how much data are being collected and how they're used to profile consumers. Data brokers are grouping Americans...
  • College is still worth it

    As the Class of 2014 throws their caps into the air during this graduation season, many families are facing the stark reality of a mound of education debt. Given the still-tough job market, is college worth it? The answer is yes, with a caveat. Let's...
  • Consumers Received 1.3 Million 'Copyright Alerts' in 2013 as Part of Anti-Piracy Initiative

    An anti-piracy program launched last year by movie studios, record companies and Internet providers sent out 1.3 million alerts to consumers that they were accessing infringing content. The figures for the first 10 months of the program, released on...
  • States set ambitious target for zero-emission vehicle sales

    States set ambitious target for zero-emission vehicle sales
    California and seven other states have unveiled a plan to put 3.3 million electric and fuel cell vehicles on the road by 2025 — a goal that seems out of reach, based on current market trends. The states have set a target that 15% of their new-...
  • Beats buy is Apple's play for new cool

     Beats buy is Apple's play for new cool
    In agreeing to pay $3 billion to acquire Beats, Apple Inc. is betting that two music industry insiders can help restore some of its fading cool among young consumers while also helping it reinvent a troubled digital music business. The largest deal in...
  • Thrown a curve by health networks

    Thrown a curve by health networks
    In December, Chuck Richmond switched to a new health plan that complies with the Affordable Care Act. But when the 63-year-old accountant from Tustin went to see his dermatologist last month, he was surprised to learn that the skin doctor wasn't in his...
  • Bans on pet shop sales of commercially-bred animals continue to stir debate

    I support laws in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and over 40 other communities around America that prohibit sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits, too) in pet stores. The presumption is that most of the animals sold at pet shops come from puppy...
  • Consumer fatigue blamed for decline in jeans sales

    Consumer fatigue blamed for decline in jeans sales
    Are consumers getting tired of jeans? One retail analyst thinks so. Changing the color and fit used to be enough to prompt shoppers to go out and buy something new, but "the lack of any real innovation in jeans has created consumer fatigue," Marshal...