Consumer Affairs

Texas law easing insurer penalties takes effect amid Harvey

Sep 1, 2017

A new Texas law that took effect a week after Harvey made landfall lowers the penalty for insurers that take too long to pay a claim

Lawmaker, Consumer chief spar over 'political ambitions'

Aug 30, 2017

Under pressure to announce his intentions in next year's race for Ohio governor, Democrat Richard Cordray says he can provide 'no further insights' on when he'll resign as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Officials: AmEx discriminated against Puerto Rico customers

Aug 23, 2017

Officials say two American Express subsidiaries have paid $95 million for discriminating against more than 220,000 consumers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories for at least a decade

The Latest: France issues list of products with tainted eggs

Aug 17, 2017

France's government, facing pressure for more transparency amid Europe's egg scandal, has released a list of products pulled from supermarkets because they were made with pesticide-tainted eggs

Pressured by government, Uber agrees to protect rider data

Aug 15, 2017

Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the federal government that it deceived customers

A look at credit card skimmers and how to prevent fraud

Aug 10, 2017

A look at credit card skimming, how authorities are trying to prevent this fraud, and what consumers can do

Consumers Reports pulls Microsoft laptop recommendation

Aug 10, 2017

Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after a survey found that users were complaining about problems with the devices

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Aug 9, 2017

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the US and abroad

Casino industry in US has new rules for responsible gambling

Aug 4, 2017

The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. has unveiled a new code of conduct with consumer protection measures that it says are meant to promote responsible gambling

Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

Aug 2, 2017

Tens of millions of "robocalls" pester Americans every day. But some tools can help.

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