Consumer Affairs

US appeals court gives victory to consumer finance agency

Jan 31, 2018

A federal appeals court has handed a victory to the government's beleaguered consumer finance watchdog agency, ruling that its director's power isn't excessive and the president shouldn't have freer rein to fire that person.

Eurozone inflation falls despite buoyant economy

Jan 31, 2018

The eurozone economy may be enjoying its best growth spurt in a decade but there are precious few signs the recovery is fueling inflation

Outdoor gear sales slip as millennials drive shift in habits

Jan 26, 2018

Analysts say sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials drive changes in U.S. consumer habits, buying goods that are less specialized and more versatile

NY decrees net neutrality for web firms with state contracts

Jan 24, 2018

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered internet providers to observe net neutrality or lose eligibility for state contracts

Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers

Jan 23, 2018

A new lawsuit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against some of its Latino customers in Phoenix by giving their personal information to U.S. immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests

Court tosses out $210M deal over Hyundai, Kia gas mileage

Jan 23, 2018

A federal appeals court has tossed out a roughly $210 million deal to compensate owners and leaseholders of dozens of Hyundai and Kia vehicles with overstated gas mileage figures

Entire operation of federal consumer regulator under review

Jan 17, 2018

Acting director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calls for review of entire structure and approach of federal government's consumer watchdog agency

Consumer watchdog considering repeal of payday lending rule

Jan 16, 2018

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reconsidering a payday lending protections it enacted last year

Court rules in favor of Trump over fate of consumer watchdog

Jan 11, 2018

Federal judge rules in favor of Trump over control of consumer protection agency

States to US: Pass along utilities' tax savings to customers

Jan 10, 2018

Officials in more than a dozen states are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ensure that utility customers also benefit from windfalls utilities will reap from corporate tax cuts included in the federal tax overhaul

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