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February 22, 2017
Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying
Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo ...
February 16, 2017
Appeals court will reconsider ruling on consumer agency
A federal appeals court said Thursday it will reconsider an earlier ruling that would have made it easier for President ...
February 16, 2017
Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case
The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding ...
February 04, 2017
Trump attacks restrictions on big banks, retirement advisers
President Donald Trump has launched his long-promised attack on banking rules that were rushed into law after the nation's ...
February 04, 2017
Trump launches his attack on banks' financial restraints
President Donald Trump launched his long-promised attack Friday on banking rules that were rushed into law after the nation's ...
February 01, 2017
Russell Simmons' RushCard fined $13 million for 2015 outage
RushCard, the debit card company founded by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, is being fined and forced to pay millions in ...
January 24, 2017
Democratic state AGs move to defend consumer watchdog
Attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia are seeking to defend a U.S. consumer watchdog agency in court ...
January 23, 2017
'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head
President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the ...
January 22, 2017
In debt and afraid: dealing with debt collectors
It's a scary place to be — in debt and afraid. A new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report found that more than one in ...
January 19, 2017
Federal watchdog sues TCF Financial over overdraft fees
Federal consumer finance regulators said Thursday they were suing TCF Financial Corp., alleging the bank deceived consumers ...
January 18, 2017
Consumer agency sues Navient over student loan repayments
Federal regulators have sued Navient, accusing the biggest U.S. student loan company of making it harder for borrowers to ...
January 07, 2017
Officials: Foreign government may have breached health data
A foreign government may have been behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised the records ...
January 04, 2017
Agency orders TransUnion, Equifax to pay $23M for false ads
Federal regulators have ordered credit-reporting agencies TransUnion and Equifax to pay about $23 million for falsely ...
November 29, 2016
Congress backs bill on customer rights for online review
Congress on Monday cleared legislation to ensure that customers who want to post negative reviews on websites like Yelp or ...
November 21, 2016
Liz Weston: President-elect Trump, save the CFPB
Editor's Note: This is a weekly personal-finance column provided by the website NerdWallet and distributed by The Associated ...
November 18, 2016
Consumer watchdog agency asks court to reconsider ruling
The government's consumer finance watchdog is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling that said the agency's ...
November 11, 2016
Clarence M. Ditlow III, long-time auto safety advocate, dies
Clarence M. Ditlow III, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety whose work over four decades forced the auto ...
October 19, 2016
Gov't announces new steps to protect airline consumers
Airlines would be required to refund fees when checked bags are "substantially delayed" under a proposal released Tuesday by ...
October 11, 2016
Consumer watchdog structure ruled unconstitutional
The U.S. consumer watchdog agency, enmeshed in partisan politics since its creation after the financial crisis, now has had ...
October 05, 2016
Regulators expand protections to prepaid debit card users
Federal regulators announced new rules Wednesday governing the quickly growing prepaid debit card industry, an effort more ...