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  • Overdraft protection can add up to hefty fees on small purchases

    Overdraft protection can add up to hefty fees on small purchases
    Consumers who sign up for overdraft protection are paying hefty penalties when they go over their limit for the smallest of purchases, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In fact, most of the purchases that triggered...
  • Online insurers spend less to get new customers, report says

     Online insurers spend less to get new customers, report says
    Online car insurance companies such as Progressive and Geico typically spend significantly less to land new customers than more traditional players such as State Farm and Allstate, a new report from William Blair & Co. says. On average, insurers that...
  • Automakers post big July sales amid growing consumer confidence

    Automakers posted one of their best months in years in July. The car companies sold more than 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9.1% gain from the same month a year earlier, according to AutoData Corp. Most of the big automakers posted increases near...
  • Film Review: 'Patch Town'

    A gloriously ambitious, spectacularly misguided Frankenstein's monster of a movie that combines Soviet-era iconography, Eastern European folklore and Western consumer-culture critique with a dash of song and dance, "Patch Town" imagines a world where...
  • Art Center College of Design builds toward the future

    Art Center College of Design builds toward the future
    Brandon Mamone works on his science-fiction-themed paintings in a studio with a coveted feature: a window that lets in a lot of natural light. The Art Center College of Design student said he was lucky to get the space in the college's new building in...
  • Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms

    Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed two lawsuits Monday against debt-settlement firms that she claimed perpetrated “scams” against consumers trying to pay off their student loans. The two lawsuits filed Monday make Illinois the...
  • Fox's big shakeup: What does it mean?

    Fox's big shakeup: What does it mean?
    A big announcement Monday out out of 21st Century Fox, which is reorganizing its television business. A new unit, Fox Television Group, will combine Fox Broadcasting Co. and 20th Century Fox Television. The change means that Dana Walden and Gary Newman,...
  • Appeals Court Hands Dish Another Victory in Fox Fight

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of Dish's offering of a feature that allows subscribers to watch broadcast TV outside the home. A three-judge panel of the appeals court, which heard oral arguments in the...
  • Sit, lawmakers! Let Californians handle pet insurance on their own

    Sit, lawmakers! Let Californians handle pet insurance on their own
    At least 10 different insurers offer coverage for dogs, cats and other pets in California. That's more choices than Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, provides to (human) consumers. Yet virtually every member of the California...
  • Opera Software to buy Brentwood start-up AdColony

    Opera Software to buy Brentwood start-up AdColony
    Tap to watch a TV show clip on Lifetime's iPad app, and a high-definition video ad for the Home Depot begins playing, it seems, even before your finger has left the screen. Shaving milliseconds to get that and thousands of other video ads loaded...
  • Facebook to track users' TV habits

    Beginning this fall, when Facebook users watch a TV show on a cellphone or tablet, Facebook will probably know about it. The social network will scan its databases and send the age and gender of the viewer to Nielsen, the TV ratings measurement company,...