FCC to be led by Ajit Pai, staunch opponent of consumer protection rules
President Donald Trump will select Republican Ajit Pai to become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Politico reported today. "Two industry sources" who are familiar with the decision said an announcement could be made as soon as ...and more »
Somerset County Schools Compete in Consumer Bowl
BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater-Raritan High School and Somerville High School are among 77 high schools participating in the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs' annual Consumer Bowl. In the bowl, high school students demonstrate their ...
- Consumer Sector Update for 01/20/2017: PG,AAN,HLF
Consumer stocks were posting moderate gains Friday afternoon, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 increasing over 0.4% while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were advancing about 0.2%. In company news ...
Fox Taps DreamWorks Exec Jim Fielding For Top Consumer Products Post
Industry vet Jim Fielding has been named President of Consumer Products and Innovation for Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film. Related · Stacey Snider Names Dan Berger Fox Film's Chief Spokesman. In his new role, Fielding will ...
Jim Fielding To Head Fox Consumer ProductsTV News Checkall 3 news articles »
- Consumer Price Index: Wages Grow at Fast Clip While Index Declines
Salt Lake City—For the second month in a row, the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) surpassed the Fed's national inflation target of 2 percent. While the CPI decreased 0.2 percent from November to December on a non-seasonally ...
BC's Consumer Price Index rises 1.9% in DecemberMY PG NOWall 8 news articles »
Envestnet | Yodlee Partners With Various Fintech Firms to Establish Consumer Financial Data Rights Group - Crowdfund InsiderEnvestnet | Yodlee Partners With Various Fintech Firms to Establish Consumer Financial Data Rights Group
Envestnet | Yodlee announced on Thursday it has partnered with various fintech companies to establish a Consumer Financial Data Rights (CFDR) group. This organization will notably defend consumers' access to their data and fuels innovation in the ...
Blockchain startup Ripple cofounds Consumer Financial Data Rights group with other fintech firmsEconoTimesall 8 news articles
- Calhoun Times
CONSUMER ALERT: Joining a Health Club? Know Your Rights Before You Sign Up
ATLANTA—Attorney General Chris Carr is urging citizens to know their rights as the New Year creates an uptick in health club memberships. In Georgia, health clubs are required by law to have contracts with their members; however, each individual ...
Survey Shows Wide Partisan Gap Post-Trump in Consumer Sentiment
Republicans expect the U.S. economy to boom and Democrats see a bust following Donald Trump's election as president, a sharp reversal from sentiment a few months before the vote, according to a University of Michigan consumer survey. An index of ...and more »
- Buy the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) as the Economy Stabilizes
Buy the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) as the Economy Stabilizes First, it's in the right sector. Consumer spending has been increasing over the past couple months and consumer sentiment is rising. Consumer psychology is an important factor in ...and more »
Creator vs. Consumer and Where the Line Gets Fuzzy
In media, there is something called “the fourth wall,” and it's the invisible wall that separates the work and its creator from the audience, the line between fantasy and reality. Every once in a while, though, it is broken. The work becomes conscious ...
- Lackluster Canada Consumer Price Index (CPI) to Bolster USD/CAD Gains
Canada's Consumer Price Index (CPI) may derail the near-term advance in USD/CAD as the headline reading is projected to climb an annualized 1.7% in October, but a further slowdown in the three preferred measures for core inflation may dampen the ...and more »
- Consumer Reports lists best treadmills and ellipticals
FORT MYERS, Fla. (CONSUMER REPORTS) — If you've already given up on your new year's resolution to hit the gym, you can still get in shape by working out at home. Consumer Reports tested different treadmills and ellipticals to see which ones would be ...
Couture is getting crunched in an increasingly consumer fashion calendar
On Sunday, Versace was scheduled to show its couture collection at Paris Haute Couture Week, which kicked off the same day. But following an announcement from the atelier, the slot was left vacant. Versace has pulled out of Couture Week, citing one ...
Consumer Reports explains how home assistant speakers show promise
You may have seen ads for those home assistant speakers from Amazon and now Google. (KGO-TV). KGO. By Michael Finney. Thursday, January 19, 2017 07:36PM. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --. You may have seen ads for those home assistant speakers ...
- Safety Agency Closes Tesla Investigation Without Ordering Recall
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it closed its investigation of a fatal crash involving Tesla's Autopilot system, finding the technology in the Model S worked as it was designed. The crash occurred near Williston ...and more »
- How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances
Black stainless is the next big thing, or so appliance manufacturers say. It adds warmth to a kitchen, and smudges and fingerprints aren't supposed to be a problem. That might not sound like a big deal, but it is if you've lived with a kitchen full of ...and more »
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Student Debt Crisis Made Worse by Loan Servicers, Regulators Say
The student debt crisis in the U.S. is well-documented. But a lawsuit filed by federal regulators charges that borrowers' problems are made much worse by the companies who manage their payments. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau along with ...
U.S. consumer protection bureau sues student loan firm NavientOmaha World-Herald
Consumer agency sues Navient over student loan repaymentsW
Consumer Reports: Shopping for eyeglasses online
Shopping for eyeglasses isn't what it used to be - sometimes it doesn't even involve trying on the frames. (WPVI). WPVI. By Nydia Han. Thursday, January 19, 2017 05:28PM. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --. Shopping for eyeglasses isn't what it used to be ...
- Low-Priced Smartphones With High-End Features
If you're holding your breath for the iPhone 8 or the next flagship phone from Samsung, you might want to take a gander at the new, low-priced smartphones from Asus, Huawei, and other little-guy companies. These phones and others being launched in 2017 ...and more »
Google struggling to meet consumer demand for iPhone 7 rival Pixel - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Google struggling to meet consumer demand for iPhone 7 rival Pixel
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Google is having a hard time matching production to demand for its rival to Apple's iPhone 7, the Pixel —and particularly 5.5-inch Pixel XL models, according to a report. All colors and configurations of the XL —sold in 32- and 128-gigabyte ...and more »
- As Trump Takes Office, What's on Consumers' Minds? - Consumer ...
As Donald Trump prepares to take office, CR's new Consumer Voices Survey finds concern on issues from healthcare to digital privacy to student debt.and more »
Higher gasoline, rental costs boost US consumer inflation
WASHINGTON U.S. consumer prices increased in December as households paid more for gasoline and rental accommodation, leading to the largest year-on-year increase in 2-1/2 years and signaling that inflation pressures could be building. The rise in ...
Consumer Prices in U.S. Rise for Fifth Month on Shelter, GasBloomberg
Mark Carney warns of consumer slowdown this yearBBC News
Denver-area consumer prices rise as pricie
Consumer Reports retests MacBook Pro, adds it to 'Recommended' list of laptops
Consumer Reports gave Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops its envied "Recommended" label last week after retesting the notebooks, ending a month-long dust-up between the magazine and some Apple defenders. "Now that we've factored in the new ...
New 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Kaby Lake and 32GB of Desktop-Class RAM Coming Later This YearMac Rumors
Apple to offer 32GB of desktop RAM in top
- Turn to 10
Consumer Reports checks out IKEA appliances
Turn to 10
If you like, you can buy an entire kitchen there, right down to the appliances. But should you? NBC 10 I-Team Consumer Advocate Emily Volz shows us how to know. close. News In Pictures. Children kidnapped in Warwick in 1985 found in Texas; Mother ...and more »
Aussie Dollar Retraces Despite Westpac Consumer Confidence Uptick
The Australian Dollar all-but ignored an uptick in its home country's consumer confidence on Thursday, with broader themes in play. The consumer confidence index from Westpac bank rose by 0.1% in January. Looked at on its own that's obviously no great ...
Australia Westpac Consumer Confidence Edges Up Slightly in JanuaryEconomic Calendar
Australia consumer sentiment flat in Jan - surveyReuters
- Dean Nishina named State's Consumer Advocate
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Dean Nishina has been named executive director for Department of Commerce and Consumer Affair's Division of Consumer Advocacy (DCA), effective January 1. He has been serving as acting executive director since September 1, following the departure of ...
- 5 Doctors Most Likely to Stick You With Surprise Medical Bills
It seems so unfair. You're most likely to get hit with a big medical expense your insurance won't cover when you're most powerless to do anything to avoid it. These surprise medical bills usually result from emergency situations or when your doctor ...and more »
Guide to buying glasses online: Consumer Reports
Shopping for eyeglasses isn't what it used to be. Sometimes it doesn't even involve trying on the frames. Online retailers offer convenience and discount pricing, but there can be risks. Consumer Reports recently surveyed its readers and did its own ...
Medtronic veteran raises $1.2M to bring consumer-centric diabetes management device to market - MedCity NewsMedCity News
Medtronic veteran raises $1.2M to bring consumer-centric diabetes management device to market
Stillwater, Minnesota-based POPS! Diabetes Care has raised more than $1.2 million to bring what Lonny Stormo, CEO and cofounder of the business, believes is a more consumer-focused approach to a diabetes management device to market. Stormo ...
Consumer Reports Annual Car Owner Satisfaction Survey
Driving a brand new car off the lot can be pretty exciting. Unfortunately, that new-car honeymoon can sometimes be short-lived. Barry Levy has today's Consumer Report and the results from their annual satisfaction survey of new car owners. People love ...
Consumer Reports: Should you buy Ikea appliances?
Consumer Reports bought a number of Ikea appliances and put them through rigorous tests. (WPVI). WPVI. By Nydia Han. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 05:06PM. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --. Ikea is known for selling all kinds of home goods at affordable prices ...and more »
- Consumer Sector Update for 01/17/2017: SNOW,FIG,LUX,CBK
Consumer stocks were broadly higher today, with shares of consumer staples companies outpacing the 10 other sectors in the S&P 500 with a 1.2% gain while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 have dropped back to just a 0.1% advance ...and more »
Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering - InformationWeek
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by ...and more »
Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers. In today's world, the differences between consumer-friendly software and software used by ...and more »
Schumer to Trump: Don't fire US consumer agency's head
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks with reporters after the weekly Senate Democratic caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Washington, U.S. January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. 1/2. left. right. U.S. President-elect Donald ...
Dem senators to Trump: Don't tell consumer bureau chief 'you're fired'The Hill
Democrats urge Trump to keep Cordray as head of consumer watchdogColumbus Dispatch
Section of Vine Street closed for Consumer's Energy maintenance
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, two blocks of Vine Street between Jasper Street and John Street and a portion Boerman Avenue will be closed. City Right-of-Way Coordinator Joe Stark said Consumer's Energy will be installing a new transformer at its ...
- Consumer Sector Update for 01/17/2017: EVC,LUX,CBK
Consumer stocks were broadly higher Tuesday, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 racing to a nearly 1.3% gain while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were advancing around 0.3% this afternoon. In company ...and more »
Trump's FCC makeover proposal could inhibit consumer protections, impact rural areas, says Public Knowledge - FierceTelecomFierceTelecom
Trump's FCC makeover proposal could inhibit consumer protections, impact rural areas, says Public Knowledge
Harold Feld, SVP of consumer advocacy for Public Knowledge, called Trump's FCC plan an "act of war" on the Communications Act. ShareFacebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print. President-elect Donald Trump's proposal to realign the FCC's role in overseeing ...
How Trump's FCC Team Could Cut Consumer Protection EffortsFortune
Trump Plan Will Strip FCC of Consumer
Consumer Reports Finally Signs Off On The New MacBook Pro
After initially failing to recommend new MacBook Pros in December due to inconsistent battery life results, Consumer Reports has revised and upgraded its rating for the laptops to "recommended." The new rating was announced after Consumer Reports ...and more »
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Consumer Needs Now Driving Motion Technology
Consumer apps are demanding lower cost and higher integration for motion controllers, leading to opportunity for everyone. Not that long ago, only high-end applications had the resources to implement precision, high-speed motion control. Rising ...
Fed's Dudley says consumers haven't shaken recession fears, yet
Consumers still see value in buying and owning homes. Yet with memories of the recession still fresh in their minds, the recent lift in real estate prices hasn't been enough to persuade them to spend against that growing value. In a keynote speech at ...
Fed's Dudley Speaks: US Economy, Consumer SpendingBloombergall 27 news articles »
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ASTA forms Consumer Awareness Committee
ASTA has formed a Consumer Awareness Committee that will help the Society develop a campaign for consumer awareness of travel agents. The committee has 13 members who the Society says have expertise in marketing, social media and building ...
ASTA Creates Consumer Awareness Committee to Promote Travel AgentsTravel Agentall 4 news articles »
- How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
Storage In Consumer Electronics
The 2017 CES show featured the latest in consumer products and services. The CES show featured Virtual and Augments Reality, 3D printing, Artificial intelligence with voice recognition and automated vehicles, high resolution and high dynamic range ...
Carney Sees Brexit Consumer Slowdown Ahead After Strength
Consumers, the backbone of U.K. economic resilience after the Brexit vote, face fresh headwinds in 2017 that are likely to curb growth, according to Mark Carney. Bank of England policy makers will be monitoring developments closely as the impact of the ...
Mark Carney warns of consumer slowdown this yearBBC News
Bank of England 'keeping close eye on consumer spending', says CarneyThe Guardian
Sharp inflation rise
- Christian Science Monitor
Consumer watchdog is a Trump target ... eventually - CSMonitor.com
Christian Science Monitor
Republicans are eager to replace the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But Trump has higher economic priorities, and Democrats are poised ...and more »
- Ars Technica
Trump team reportedly wants to strip FCC of consumer protection ...
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is reportedly pushing a proposal to strip the Federal Communications Commission of its role in overseeing ...and more »
Consumer Reports: Superfood myths debunked
If you vowed to eat better in 2017,you may think about adding a serving of so-called "super foods" to your diet. But watch out, because Consumer Reports reveals some super foods are not as super as they seem. The claims are they they promote weight ...and more »
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How Consumer Electronics Are Radically Redesigning Our Cars
Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
Volkswagen's retro van design is driven by consumer electronics, including electric drive and autonomous driving. Stop thinking of cars as a motor and wheels. Instead, think of them in terms of computer chips, graphic cards and batteries. It is ...and more »
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Consumer financial protection is under attack by phony claims
The Hill (blog)
Hold onto your wallets, America. Members of Congress wants to kill vital protections that help keep you from being ripped off. Some lawmakers have long had their knives out for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Now, with a seemingly ...and more »
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