Consumer Affairs

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

California court exposes drug makers to additional liability

Dec 22, 2017

A sharply divided California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for warning labels on generic versions of drugs they once made years after they've sold the drugs to other companies and stopped manufacturing them

California sues over Corinthian student debt relief claims

Dec 14, 2017

California's attorney general is among several states suing the Trump administration because the U.S. Department of Education is refusing to process debt relief claims from tens of thousands of students who had federal loans to attend Corinthian Colleges

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

Dec 14, 2017

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block

Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

Dec 13, 2017

Cellphone company T-Mobile says it is launching a TV service next year, the latest company to marry wireless and video

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