Consumer Affairs

Not-so-golden years? Shielding seniors from financial fraud

Oct 19, 2017

Ways that seniors can protect themselves from financial fraud at the hands of scammers and, yes, even people they know

Airline delays and cancelations rise due to hurricane

Oct 17, 2017

The latest government figures show an increase in delayed and canceled flights, due partly to weather

Central Europe tackles issue of lower quality consumer goods

Oct 13, 2017

The leaders of four Central European countries have cautiously welcomed European Union proposals to address their concerns that multinationals sell lower-quality versions of their foods to consumers in Central and Eastern Europe

The Latest: Catalan parliament speaker slams session block

Oct 5, 2017

Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell says the suspension by Spanish courts of a planned plenary session to consider a declaration of independence is a "violation of freedom of speech"

Federal regulator clamps down on payday lending industry

Oct 5, 2017

Federal regulator announces new restrictions on payday lending industry, a move that is likely to face resistance in Congress

Business groups sue to stop rule opening them up to lawsuits

Sep 29, 2017

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an array of trade groups representing banks and businesses have filed a lawsuit targeting a rule that allows people to band together to sue banks or credit card companies

Dems wield Equifax, Wells Fargo in fight over arbitration

Sep 27, 2017

Democratic senators are highlighting scandals at Wells Fargo and Equifax in a bid to stop Republicans from overturning a federal rule that would let consumers join together to sue financial companies

Equifax CEO steps down in wake of huge personal data hack

Sep 26, 2017

Equifax CEO steps down, becomes 3rd executive to leave in wake of data hack

Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

Sep 22, 2017

Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans

GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo

Sep 20, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo more than $10 billion for its illegal sales practices scandal but instead settled for $100 million, according to documents released by Congressional Republicans on Tuesday

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