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  • Young diners a fast-food challenge

    Most consumers will tell you they prefer fresh, tasty, healthy food over processed, greasy, assembly-line fare. Millennials, though, may be the first generation to back that up with their wallets. Fast-food operators say they are getting increasing...
  • Africa: an investment opportunity [Commentary]

    When President Barack Obama convenes nearly 50 African leaders in Washington next week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the grand scale of the event could fill television screens for days. The real action, however, will be the behind-the-scenes,...
  • 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...
  • Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares

    Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares
    Notice to anyone booking a flight: Airfares are in the spotlight this week in Washington, D.C., scrutinized over how they are presented in advertisements and on the Web as well as for a security fee hike that's baked into ticket prices. Consumer...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...