Consumer Affairs

Italian court finds link between cell phone use and tumor

Apr 20, 2017

A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone

Report says Mondelez could replace longtime CEO Rosenfeld

Apr 9, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Oreo, Cadbury and Trident maker Mondelez may replace CEO Irene Rosenfeld as it deals with changing consumer appetites and pressure from activist investors

Nuclear plant owners expand search for rescue to more states

Apr 9, 2017

Nuclear power plant owners are pressing policymakers in Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania for a financial rescue

Trump signs bill blocking online privacy regulation

Apr 4, 2017

President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits

Illinois moves to implement internet privacy safeguards

Mar 30, 2017

With Republicans in Washington set to roll back Obama-era internet privacy protections that were to take effect later this year, lawmakers in Illinois are considering implementing their own internet safeguards at the state level

Haier boss looks far beyond appliances

Mar 30, 2017

Haier Group paid $5.4 billion for GE Appliances, but the Chinese company's chairman says the legendary American brand's managers will be left alone to run it

AP Explains: What the death of broadband privacy rules means

Mar 29, 2017

Both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era rules that would have put tough restrictions on what companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T can do with information such as your internet history

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

Mar 29, 2017

A regulation the Obama administration put in place to give online users protection against the sharing of their browsing habits is headed for extinction

House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rule

Mar 28, 2017

The House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

Mar 23, 2017

The Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before using or selling much of their personal information

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