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WASHINGTON -- About one in 20 consumers had significant errors on their credit reports that could cause them to pay more for auto loans and other financial products, according to a Federal Trade Commission report released Monday. The study also found...
Federal regulators have warned the mobile-app industry that if it doesn't take people's privacy more seriously, lawmakers will likely lower the boom. The Federal Trade Commission is urging smartphone and tablet app developers to include "do not track"...
Tags: Computer Hardware, Consumers, Business
Watchdog with Paul MuschickIf you're hitting the road for the holidays and are booking a hotel room, make sure you know the full price you'll be paying before you arrive. Authorities recently warned several hotels they weren't being upfront with their online pricing.......
Anthem Blue Cross may be breaking California law by requiring some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy, according to the state attorney general's office. Anthem, the state's largest for-profit health insurer,...
The Hartford CourantIt's too late for a 2012 makeover. Here are a few ways to make yourself a better, bolder consumer in 2013: >> Fire your bank. Don't like all the charges and fees? Say goodbye. Then shop around. A local credit union might be the best place for big-bank...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal regulators have taken the first major step in nearly 15 years to strengthen the protection of kids’ online privacy. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it has given parents greater control over the information...
Tags: Sociology, Security, Culture, Consumers, Online Media Industry
VarietyCinemark, the nation's third largest theater chain, has entered into an agreement to acquire all 32 theaters from Rave Cinemas for a purchase price of approximately $240 million. The Rave acquisition comes just days after Carmike Cinemas finalized a...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Data brokers who collect vast amounts of information on Americans will be the ones turning over information this time. The Federal Trade Commission has ordered nine data brokerage companies to tell the agency how they harvest and use...
Google is denying reports online Friday that say the company started blocking Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps amid tension in its relationship with Microsoft. Nothing has changed with the Google Maps service, the company told The Times....
Google reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to make voluntary changes to its search practices to put an end to a 19-month antitrust probe, the FTC announced Thursday. Google also has settled an investigation into its handling of mobile...
My middle-school-age son has his face glued to his iPod Touch and I have no idea what games he's playing or what else he's doing with it. I know that's costing me points in the parenting scorebook, but that's just the way life is for us, and I'm...
After Jane Hatch selected the room rate she wanted at the West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor, Me., the hotel website delivered an unpleasant surprise on the next screen: The quoted price hadn't included a $25-per-day "resort and club fee" that gave Hatch...
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