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  • 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...
  • GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan see auto sales zoom in July

    GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan see auto sales zoom in July
    Automakers posted one of the best months in years for auto sales in July, with General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all reporting big gains. By the time all the numbers are tallied Friday, automakers are expected to have sold around 1.5...
  • 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 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...
  • Early Start To Back-To-School Shopping Season

    Early Start To Back-To-School Shopping Season
    Back-to-school shopping isn't just an end-of-summer activity anymore. Deals on classroom supplies, clothes and electronics started before Fourth of July picnics and close to 40 percent of consumers have already made back-to-school purchases, according...
  • Consumer Reports: Staying Healthy While Traveling

    Travelers lay a lot of groundwork for summer vacations by researching locations, airfares and the best hotel deals, Consumer Reports notes. But planning how to stay healthy (and what to do if they get sick) usually isn't part of their preparation....
  • Consumer Reports: What to look for in luggage

    When it comes to luggage, figuring out what to buy isn't easy, since the selection is enormous, says Consumer Reports. According to the Travel Goods Association, U.S. consumers spent nearly $2.9 billion on luggage in 2013. With countless styles and a vast...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing

    TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing
    Time Warner Cable was patting itself on the back this week after saying it was willing to have a federal arbitrator step in to resolve its long-running dispute with other pay-TV companies over the cost of the new Dodgers channel. "We prefer to reach...