| Oct 8, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Speaking to a group of seniors at the Adult Recreation Center about healthcare reform, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Monday also took the opportunity to join a growing chorus of elected officials calling for an investigation into what caused the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Remember those Skechers "toning shoes" that were supposed to make your butt firmer and help you "get in shape" without ever setting foot in a gym? Or how about the "Multi-Omega" pills that are allegedly great for everything from high blood pressure to...
| Sep 6, 2012
The mouthguard company Brain-Pad Inc. never claimed that its products prevent concussions. Instead, advertisements have long promised that the devices can "reduce the risk" of a head injury and create "brain safety space."
But even these nuanced...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:05 PM
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
| May 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
If you bought Skechers Shape-ups or the company’s other toning shoes but still, somehow, have a flabby rear end, here’s your chance to apply for a refund.
Skechers USA Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges by federal...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 11:38 AM
AeroShot Pure Energy, the inhalable caffeine product that went on sale last month, will be investigated by Food and Drug Administration officials concerned about whether it’s safe for consumers.
Breathable Foods, the company that makes the powder...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out.
It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet.
Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating.
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:06 AM
The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit accusing several California auto loan modification operations of deceiving consumers with false promises and then leaving their cars to be repossessed.
The agency alleged that Hope for Car Owners in Folsom and...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Computer virus warning -- The Federal Trade Commission has started mailing refunds to 300,000 consumers who were victims of a scam in which they were tricked......
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:37 PM
The chairman and top Republican on the Senate antitrust subcommittee have asked regulators to investigate Google Inc.'s search practices, saying they were concerned the company was biasing results to favor its own products. The senators -- panel...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:36 PM
President Obama may have friended Facebook. But he and First Lady Michelle Obama don't let their daughters Sasha and Malia use it....