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  • FCC Receives More Than 677,000 Comments on Net Neutrality Proposal

    The FCC has collected more than a half million comments on its latest proposal to establish rules of the road for the Internet, with a deadline on Tuesday for weighing in on how or if the agency should adopt regulations prohibiting Internet providers from...
  • Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says

    Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says
    After injuring her back on the job and getting a stomach illness, Sharone Brown of Chicago had trouble making her student loan payments, even after she sold her condo. Then she heard a radio ad from a debt-settlement company. The firm told her it...
  • How to get the best deal on a new car

    How to get the best deal on a new car
    Can you afford to give away $5,000? That's the difference between what savvy and not-so-savvy buyers recently paid for the exact same Nissan Altima in Southern California. Those who paid too much, up to $25,800 for the popular family sedan, probably...
  • Obamacare: California details plan to cut Medi-Cal backlog to 350,000

    Obamacare: California details plan to cut Medi-Cal backlog to 350,000
    California will reduce the number of Medi-Cal applications it has pending under Obamacareby nearly half within six weeks, state officials pledged Monday. In a letter to the federal government's Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the...
  • Why Net Neutrality Doesn't Really Matter to Wall Street

    Net neutrality -- the idea that broadband operators should be barred from discriminating against content carried over their pipes -- is a cause célèbre among the Internet masses. The Federal Communications Commission received more than 677,000 comments...
  • Apple, IBM team up to develop apps for businesses

    Apple, IBM team up to develop apps for businesses
    Thirty years after Apple took thinly veiled potshots at IBM in the now-famous 1984 Super Bowlcommercial, the two companies are making nice. Tech giants Apple and IBM announced a partnership Tuesday to work together to provide business-centered apps...
  • 21st Century Fox made offer for Time Warner; ABC touts diversity

    After the coffee. Before what promises to be a very long day. The Skinny: Once again Derek Jeter delivers in the big moment. Anyone who wasn't teary watching him playing his last All-Star game doesn't have a heart. We've got some big news in Wednesday's...
  • Village Roadshow to Manage Fox World Korea Theme Park

    HONG KONG - Rides and environments based on film properties "Alien," "Ice Age" and "Planet of the Apes" will be among the attractions of the Twentieth Century Fox World Korea theme park. A MOU between Fox Consumer products and the governor of...
  • The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news you need to know

    The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news you need to know
    Happy Monday! If you're looking for good news, you've come to the wrong place. If you want the dirt on the latest scams, accusations of fraud, recalls and other consumer news, read on for a summary of what the Watchdog dug uplast week, from Facebook...
  • Automatically read the fine print on your contracts, or you could automatically renew terms you don't like

    The Watchdog has reminded you countless times about the need to read the fine print on all of your paperwork so you know what you're getting into, and how you can get out when you need to. Too many people still don't do that, and Pennsylvania Sen. Bob...
  • Feds allege Blue Mountain Consumer Discount manager used loan money for himself

    For the better part of three decades, Walter "Buddy" Lambert was a guy people in the Slate Belt could trust to make their nest eggs grow. Couples and widows gave Lambert shares of their inheritances, life insurance payouts, legal settlements and...