Consumer Affairs

Judge dismisses opioid crisis lawsuits against drugmakers

Jan 9, 2019

A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and other drugmakers brought by 37 cities and towns in the state that blame the companies for the opioid crisis

Expect 2019 to be quiet in Congress _ for small business

Jan 2, 2019

Small business issues often win bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but given the divisions in the incoming 116th Congress, advocates for companies have low expectations

Prosecutors: Fires may mean PG&E violated criminal sentence

Jan 1, 2019

Federal prosecutors say a California utility's role in igniting wildfires last year could allow a judge to find that it violated terms of its criminal conviction in a deadly gas pipeline explosion

The Latest: Comcast says facts don't support Minnesota suit

Dec 21, 2018

Cable and internet provider Comcast is defending itself against a consumer fraud lawsuit filed by Minnesota's attorney general

Consumer financial watchdog abandons name change plan

Dec 19, 2018

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau abandons renaming plan, citing cost issues

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

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