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  • Making a settlement with debt collectors

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: A while ago, I found myself between a rock and a hard place in my finances. After my child support payments increased, I found that I did not have enough to pay my credit card minimum monthly payments. And then 10...
  • U.S. needs to add student online privacy rules

    As more of our children's education moves online, there are increased opportunities for abusing the collection of their personal data. Last month, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced a bill that would help close a loophole in...
  • Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion

    Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion
    Albertsons is making a play for the top spot in the U.S. grocery industry with the purchase of rival Safeway for more than $9 billion in cash and stock. Safeway, now the second-largest chain behind Kroger Co., owns the Vons and Pavilions brands in...
  • Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013

    Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013
    Scammers don't have to file annual reports. The Federal Trade Commission does it for them. The FTC received more than 2 million complaints in 2013, most frequently about identity theft (290,056). American consumers reported $1.6 billion in fraud losses,...
  • Galaxy sponsorship won't be affected, Herbalife says of FTC probe

    Galaxy sponsorship won't be affected, Herbalife says of FTC probe
    Herbalife Ltd. said Thursday a new U.S. probe of the nutritional products maker would not affect its sponsorship of the Galaxy and other teams and athletes. The company, whose business practices have been publicly attacked by a Wall Street investment...
  • Abusive debt collector "took deception to new lows," authorities say

     
    There is no shortage of debt collection scams out there. I've written about many of them. But this one is particularly egregious, authorities say. The scam was run out of New York by a network of companies and individuals that......
  • A reminder to think twice about buying health products that promise amazing results

     
    The old adage about offers sounding too good to be true should be on your mind all the time, but especially when you see products advertised as cures for your ailments. The Federal Trade Commission said a court recently ordered......
  • Kevin Hunt: Review: TaskOne iPhone Case: It Slices! It Dices!

    Kevin Hunt: Review: TaskOne iPhone Case: It Slices! It Dices!
    Imagine getting lost in the deep woods, naked (it happens) and afraid, with only an iPhone that's beyond the range of distant cell towers. Don't be a defeatist and sit on a tree stump playing "Angry Birds" offline while waiting for clothed rescuers....
  • Herbalife marketing practices said to be target of FBI probe

    Herbalife Ltd,, the company that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has accused of being a pyramid scheme, is being probed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter. Federal authorities are looking into the...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws

    WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4% apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool...
  • Henry Waxman leads another quixotic charge for 'net neutrality'

    Henry Waxman leads another quixotic charge for 'net neutrality'
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. Entering the home stretch of his congressional career, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) is trying again to let the federal government regulate the Internet just enough to preserve the status quo. And...