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  • BOJ's Kuroda defends upbeat economic view despite soft data

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda came out fighting on Friday, giving a spirited defence of the economy's performance after a run of weak data, and reiterated his readiness to expand stimulus if inflation faltered on the path to his...
  • Food scare driving away Yum, McDonald's diners in China

    (Reuters) - A food safety scare in China is testing local consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc, which owns the KFC and Pizza Hut chains. Yum said on Wednesday that the scare, triggered by a TV...
  • ComEd liability in storm cases upheld

    ComEd liability in storm cases upheld
    About 35,000 ComEd customers who saw damage and spoiled groceries from massive storms in 2011 will be allowed to seek compensation, through a ruling Thursday by the Illinois Appellate Court. The ruling upholds a 2013 decision by the Illinois Commerce...
  • Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015

    Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015
    Defying an industry trend of double-digit rate hikes, California officials said the more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run Obamacare insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year. On Thursday, Covered...
  • More on the survey of top scams and consumer complaints

    If you've had a run-in with a car dealer, a lazy contractor or a credit card company, join the club. Those topics topped the list of consumer complaints reported to agencies nationwide. I mentioned the survey in today's Watchdog column (read it here)....
  • California exchange's health insurance rates to increase 4% in 2015

    California exchange's health insurance rates to increase 4% in 2015
    Heading into the second year of Obamacare healthcare coverage, California officials said more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year. Covered California on Thursday...
  • Banks rake in overdraft fees on small debit card purchases, CFPB finds

    Banks rake in overdraft fees on small debit card purchases, CFPB finds
    The majority of debit card overdrafts are caused by small purchases, resulting in many consumers paying more for overdraft protection than they spent on the transactions that triggered it, according to a study released Thursday by the Consumer Financial...
  • PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant

    PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant
    State utility regulators, after denying a pair of records requests from activists and reporters, released a controversial study from a scientist about the cause of the catastrophic failure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in early 2012. Late...
  • California exchange insurance rates for 2015 draw mixed reaction

    California exchange insurance rates for 2015 draw mixed reaction
    The 4.2% increase in Obamacare insurance rates in California for 2015 announced Thursday drew an enthusiastic reaction from activists and insurers. But there was also some skepticism. "This is a rebuke to all the Obamacare naysayers and political...
  • Woman Pulls Gun on Comcast Employee for Cable Fees

    It's no secret that America is often unhappy with Comcast customer service, as the cable provider has ranked dangerously low in recent surveys in the customer satisfaction department. Frustration with cable fees has heated to the point that one...
  • Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race

    Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE — Call it economic roulette: Despite the luck involved, governors get praised for economic recoveries and blasted for downturns. Florida's economy has been dominating debate in the governor's race this summer between Republican Gov....