Consumer Affairs

Consumer groups allege Google misleads kids in FTC complaint

Dec 19, 2018

Google faces allegations of distributing deceptive, potentially dangerous apps to children on Android smartphones

New head of consumer agency promises top focus on consumers

Dec 11, 2018

New head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau promises to put consumers first

Wells Fargo tops government report on fees paid by students

Dec 10, 2018

A government report is showing that Wells Fargo charges students the most in fees on average to have a bank account with them

CFPB investigates controversial writings of Trump appointee

Oct 18, 2018

Federal financial watchdog opens investigation into writings and comments of Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts

Safety group wants Hyundai and Kia to recall 2.9M vehicles

Oct 12, 2018

A nonprofit auto safety group is demanding that Hyundai and Kia recall 2.9 million cars and SUVs due to consumer complaints that they can catch fire

AP Exclusive: Tests show toxin in chain stores' jewelry

Oct 11, 2018

AP Exclusive: New testing shows jewelry loaded with the toxic metal cadmium is being sold by national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya.

Teachers union sues student loan servicer Navient

Oct 3, 2018

The American Federation of Teachers sues against Navient, one of the country's largest student loan servicing companies, alleging Navient failed to guide eligible borrowers through a critical student loan forgiveness program

DOJ's lawsuit may delay California's new net neutrality law

Oct 1, 2018

A U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit could delay the rollout of California's new net neutrality law, which is set to go into effect Jan. 1. Legal experts say it's possible a judge will put the law on hold while the litigation plays out

Medicare upgrades its website ahead of sign-up season

Oct 1, 2018

Medicare modernizes its website ahead of annual open enrollment season

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

Sep 29, 2018

Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts

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