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Sargento Recalls Several Cheese Products Over Listeria Fears

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 14, 2017 at 11:35 AM / Recalls, Food Recalls

One of the country’s largest cheesemakers has recalled seven sliced and shredded cheese products over listeria concerns.

Another Dog Food Maker Issues Recall Over Potential Health Risk

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:32 AM / Recalls

PetSmart has issued a voluntary recall of its house brand canned dog food over metal contamination concerns.

Arby's Suffers Data Breach; Hundreds of Thousands Accounts Compromised

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Data Breach

Arby's Restaurant Group is investigating a data breach that may have compromised hundreds of thousands of consumer accounts.

Judge Orders 5-hour Energy To Pay $4.3M For Deceptive Advertising

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 9, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Deceptive Advertising

A judge in Washington state has ordered the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® to pay $4.3. million in penalties and fees for misleading consumers with deceptive advertising.

FTC Says Vizio Smart TVs Were Spying On Consumers

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM / FTC, Privacy

Electronics maker Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle complaints that it monitored consumers’ TV viewing habits without their knowledge or consent.

Dog Food Recalled Over Deadly Contamination Threat

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Recalls

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. has issued a voluntary recall of some of its dog food after a drug that is used to put down pets was discovered in it.

2016 Was A Banner Year For Identity Theft

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 6, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Fraud, Identity theft

A new study finds that a record number of Americans were victims of identity theft in 2016. According to the 2017 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research, 15.4 million Americans were victims last year – up 16 percent from 2015.

How To Dispute Errors On Credit Reports

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 3, 2017 at 11:42 AM / Credit Score, Credit Scores

From buying a car to getting a job, your credit score can affect much of your life. But even though Americans can access their credit reports for free every 12 months, most don't. According to a 2015 survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, nearly two in three adults haven't reviewed their...

Diabetes Patients File Class Action Lawsuit Against Insulin Makers

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Class Action

Most consumers know the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act as a way to stop organized crime operations. However, a group of diabetes patients are using the law to sue a handful of pharmaceutical companies for allegedly carrying out a price fixing scheme.

NY State Reaches Settlement With DeVry Over Deceptive Advertising

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 1, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Deceptive Advertising

The New York Attorney General’s Office has announced a settlement with DeVry University that will provide $2.25 million in restitution for New York graduates. The settlement also requires the for-profit education company to stop making certain advertising claims and to pay an additional $500,000 in...

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