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Consumer protection and advocacy
February 22, 2020
Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses
Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to ...
February 20, 2020
Google updates terms in plain language after EU scrutiny
Google is attempting to make sure people know exactly what they're signing up for when they use its online services — though ...
February 15, 2020
AP Exclusive: Agency memo contradicts Greyhound on bus raids
A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not ...
February 11, 2020
Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile's Sprint deal
A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, citing T-Mobile's track record in ...
February 04, 2020
Walgreens to pay $7.5M in settlement over phony pharmacist
Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle with California authorities after an employee was criminally charged with ...
January 30, 2020
Census relying on social media, advocates to stop bad info
The U.S. Census Bureau is relying on outside help from social media companies, advocacy groups and other government agencies ...
December 26, 2019
You may have to give more personal data to get personal loan
Would you feel comfortable disclosing your bank account information on a personal loan application? What about your work ...
December 20, 2019
Health system pays $575 million to settle anti-trust lawsuit
One of Northern California's largest health systems will pay $575 million to settle claims that it used anti-competitive ...
December 18, 2019
Calif consumer privacy law can affect businesses across U.S.
If the thousands of Californians who use Josh Simons' app for musicians demand next month that Vampr delete their personal ...
December 10, 2019
California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle
California is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits ...
November 29, 2019
Black Friday frenzy goes global - and not everyone’s happy
People don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France, or Russia, or South Africa - but they do shop on Black Friday. The U.S.
November 06, 2019
Fewer protections come with digital payments like Apple Cash
My desperation to see Ariana Grande in concert created the perfect trap. Instead of seeing her sing about love and loss, I ...
October 18, 2019
Supreme Court steps into case over consumer agency
The Supreme Court is stepping into a yearslong, politically charged fight over the federal consumer finance watchdog agency ...
October 17, 2019
J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh ...
October 10, 2019
Apple has a lot to lose if it crosses China's party bosses
Under pressure from China, Apple has removed a smartphone app that enabled Hong Kong protesters to track police. It has cut ...
October 09, 2019
Overhaul is proposed for decades-old Medicare fraud rules
The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and ...
September 20, 2019
House votes to end forced arbitration in business disputes
The House approved a bill Friday to end forced arbitration clauses that prevent workers and consumers from filing lawsuits ...
September 20, 2019
Senate tech critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate's ...
September 04, 2019
The Latest: FTC official disputes criticism of Google fine
The Latest on U.S. fine against YouTube (all times local): 3 p.m. A Federal Trade Commission official is disputing criticism ...
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