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Consumers Paying More For Auto Insurance Because Of Distracted Driving

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 28, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Consumer News

According to federal statistics, about 8 Americans are killed and another 1,161 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver each day. Distracted driving is an epidemic that has affected thousands of people so far and it is poised to affect many millions more.

Consumers Hitting Wells Fargo Where It Hurts

POSTED: William PinilisJanuary 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Consumer News, Banking

Wells Fargo is being punished by more than the federal government for its bogus account scam. Consumers are also dishing out their own form of punishment: They’re taking their business elsewhere.

Takata To Pay $1B And Plead Guilty Over Defective Airbags

POSTED: William PinilisJanuary 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Consumer News, Auto Recalls

The United States Department of Justice announced Friday that Takata Corp has agreed to pay a $1 billion dollar settlement and plead guilty to criminal misconduct for its conduct in relation to the sales of defective airbags.

Lawsuit Alleges Coca-Cola Misled Consumers With Deceptive Marketing

POSTED: William PinilisJanuary 10, 2017 at 11:15 AM / Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association have been hit with a lawsuit alleging that the organizations have mislead consumers about the possible health problems associated with drinking sodas and other sugary beverages.

Report: Consumers Paying A Fortune In Hidden Fees

POSTED: William PinilisJanuary 9, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Consumer News

A new report finds that American consumers pay billions of dollars annually in hidden fees – fees that are tacked on after a purchase.

Comcast Loses Bid To Have Deceptive Charges Lawsuit Dismissed

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 30, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Consumer News

A Washington State judge has denied Comcast’s request to throw out a $100 million-dollar lawsuit accusing the cable company of 1.8 million violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act.

Federal Agencies Want New Rules For Connected Cars

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 22, 2016 at 11:26 AM / Consumer News

Federal safety regulators are proposing new standards for connected-cars.  They say fewer accidents would occur and traffic would flow more smoothly if cars and trucks could  “talk” to each other.

American Airlines Fined For Violating DOT’s Tarmac Rules

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 21, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Consumer News

The Department of Transportation has hit American Airlines with a hefty fine for tarmac delays. 

AT&T To Pay Out $88M in Refunds Over Mobile Craming Scam

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 9, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Fraud, Consumer News

AT&T is paying out $88 million in refunds to millions of customers over cramming charges.

Consumer Groups Raise Concerns About Internet-Connected Toys

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 7, 2016 at 11:25 AM / Consumer News

Does your child have a My Friend Cayla or I-Que Intelligent Robot on his or her Christmas list? If so, consumer groups say you should think twice before purchasing either item.

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