Consumer protection and advocacy
UK watchdog probes Amazon, Google for fake reviews of goods
By Kelvin Chan Jun. 25, 2021 05:16 AM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Iowa
By The Associated Press May. 24, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Des Moines Register. May 20, 2021. Editorial: Law banning face mask requirements caps off months of pandering, reactionary government by...
How to ease out of mortgage forbearance, avoid foreclosure
By Sarah Skidmore Sell May. 19, 2021 08:16 AM EDT
Consumer watchdog agency rediscovers its teeth under Biden
By Ken Sweet May. 10, 2021 03:59 PM EDT
How struggling households can get federal rental assistance
By Sarah Skidmore Sell Apr. 23, 2021 07:42 AM EDT
US consumer watchdog eyes rules to prevent foreclosures
By Alex Veiga Apr. 05, 2021 06:52 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday it is considering new rules aimed at averting a wave of foreclosures later this year...
Some businesses want masks on, even as states drop mandates
By Joyce M. Rosenberg Apr. 05, 2021 10:28 AM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Texas
By The Associated Press Apr. 05, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Houston Chronicle. March 30, 2021. Editorial: Dan Patrick declares revolution for power grid. Texans must hold him to it ...
Omaha firms settle with state over COVID antibody tests
Mar. 26, 2021 11:45 AM EDT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha health care companies have agreed to settle with the Nebraska attorney general's office on charges of misleading advertising,...
Lawmakers: Require nursing homes to disclose vaccine data
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Mar. 25, 2021 12:27 AM EDT
Arizona bill would shield businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits
By Jonathan J. Cooper Mar. 17, 2021 07:39 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday advanced legislation offering a broad shield from lawsuits related to COVID-19, saying businesses and health care...
Insurance, K9s and weed among Cabinet legislative priorities
By Brendan Farrington Mar. 12, 2021 01:47 PM EST
Florida House votes to shield businesses from COVID lawsuits
By Brendan Farrington Mar. 05, 2021 02:04 PM EST
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida businesses would be protected from coronavirus lawsuits if they made a good effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread...
Your credit report may be wrong; here’s what to do about it
By Bev O'shea Of Nerdwallet Mar. 03, 2021 06:33 AM EST
Editorial Roundup: Missouri
By The Associated Press Feb. 09, 2021 10:00 AM EST
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. February 7, 2021. Editorial: To get kids back in class, teachers need to move to front of vaccine line ...
Wisconsin hospital files 200 debt lawsuits during pandemic
By Bram Sable-Smith Of Wisconsin Watch Dec. 26, 2020 01:01 AM EST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alysa Gummow didn’t know what to think in October when the letters from law firms arrived in the mail. She had filed for bankruptcy in...
High court takes on Fannie, Freddie presidential power case
By Jessica Gresko Dec. 09, 2020 01:05 AM EST
Massachusetts alleges gym chain illegally charged fees
Nov. 24, 2020 03:47 PM EST
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Sports Clubs gym chain continued to charge membership fees even after closing its facilities in March because of the coronavirus...
Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania
By The Associated Press Nov. 05, 2020 10:36 AM EST
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Rally sets bad example for public health ...
Struggling Mexican airline Interjet resumes its flights
Nov. 04, 2020 04:50 PM EST