Consumer Affairs

California approves measure to pass on wildfire costs

Sep 1, 2018

The California Legislature has approved a measure allowing higher electricity bills to help utilities pay off lawsuits stemming from last year's deadly wildfires

US government advocate for student loan borrowers resigns

Aug 28, 2018

The nation's roughly 44 million student loan borrowers have lost their advocate inside in the U.S. government

APNewsBreak: Nation's top student loan official resigns

Aug 27, 2018

Nation's top official overseeing student loan market resigns, citing White House hostility toward mission

Senate panel approves Trump's nominee for consumer watchdog

Aug 23, 2018

The Senate Banking Committee approved Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, despite protests from Senate Democrats who said Trump's nominee is unqualified to run the consumer watchdog

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

Aug 11, 2018

The cost of building a home has been rising, in part because of the tariffs President Donald Trump has imposed on imported lumber, nails and other construction material

New law may force small businesses to reveal data practices

Aug 8, 2018

Some small businesses outside California are preparing to comply with the state's law requiring them to disclose data practices

Auto group accused of deceptive practices to sell to Navajos

Aug 2, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission has accused an auto group in the U.S. Southwest of using deceptive and unlawful practices to sell vehicles to Navajos

Complaint filed over ketamine research without prior consent

Jul 25, 2018

Consumer rights advocates allege a Minneapolis health care provider ignored ethical practices and federal safeguards when it researched the effect of a powerful sedative on more than 100 participants without their prior consent

US probes complaints that some Ford Escapes overheat, stall

Jul 20, 2018

Federal safety investigators are looking into complaints that engines on some Ford Escape vehicles can overheat and suddenly stall while being driven

Trump's pick to run consumer watchdog faces skeptical Senate

Jul 19, 2018

Kathy Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, faces hostile questioning from Senate Democrats in her nomination hearing, but her nomination is likely to move forward

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