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  • Apple must refund customers for apps bought by children

    Apple must refund customers for apps bought by children
    Apple Inc. agreed to refund customers $32.5 million to settle a complaint over mobile phone apps bought by children, prompting consumer advocates to call for a broader crackdown against deceptive practices by big wireless companies. "This is a warning...
  • Weight-loss companies to eat $34 million in customer restitution for allegedly making deceptive claims

     
    Sensa and three other marketers of weight-loss products have settled allegations they deceptively advertised the capabilities of their products, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. The agency said the cases are part of a broader crackdown...
  • FTC opens inquiry into Herbalife

    FTC opens inquiry into Herbalife
    The rancorous battle over Herbalife's business practices took a critical turn as the company revealed that it is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. Herbalife did not reveal details of the probe, but the Los Angeles nutritional...
  • Know your rights if you're hounded by debt collectors

     
    The worst thing you can do if you get a call from a debt collector is to panic. Stand tough even if they call you a deadbeat, threaten to throw you in jail or tell you they'll rat you out......
  • Fallout from Target customer data breach shows in sentiment survey

    Fallout from Target customer data breach shows in sentiment survey
    Target continues to suffer blowback from the breach of as many as 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts it disclosed last week, as consumer perception of the chain plunges and calls for an investigation intensify. Consumers' perception of...
  • In fob we trust

     
    The blessing and curse of modern car keys Wednesday's print column Earlier this week, we traded my wife's old sedan for the key to a brand new car Literally. In the course of final negotiations with the salesman, I said......
  • Sentara has another records breach

    Sentara has another records breach
    Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...
  • NRG Energy agrees to buy most of Edison Mission for $2.64 billion

    NRG Energy Inc., the largest independent U.S. electricity producer, agreed to buy most of the assets of Edison International's bankrupt Edison Mission Energy for $2.64 billion to expand its coal and wind holdings. The purchase price consists of about...
  • Short sales tricky with two lenders involved

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We are doing a short sale with two loans. The first lender has agreed to the deal. The second lender (with the equity loan) is being a little more difficult. The second lender will get 10 percent of what is owed,...
  • Scam targets real estate agents, others with state licenses

    Scam targets real estate agents,  others with state  licenses
    A scam is sending e-mails to real estate agents, asking they call in with personal information because their professional license is being suspended, a state spokeswoman said Wednesday. However, the Florida Department of Business and Professional...
  • U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

    U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger
    After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history. The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
  • FTC warns hotels about 'drip pricing,' but is it enough?

    Consumers continue to get dinged and, worse, surprised by "resort" fees that often aren't quoted upfront in the hotel booking process. This one lump-sum fee often covers such items as phone calls, bottled water, Internet access, access to the pool or...