Both Republicans and Democrats are pursuing laws to make it easier for people to fix cellphones, cars, even hospital ventilators. In Europe, the movement is further along.
Our columnist investigates whether there is any recourse for a canceled flight booked through STA Travel, which filed for bankruptcy in August.
The federal government’s lawsuit isn’t likely to derail the company’s market dominance.
She took on the drug and hospital industry as California attorney general, seeking consumer relief from anti-competitive pricing.
Pay-advance apps have been downloaded millions of times, and more employers are offering them as benefits to workers who need cash.
Some people don’t have credit or debit cards, so a growing number of state and local governments are requiring businesses to accept cash.
Congress sought to ensure that patients would not face costs connected to the virus. But rules are not always being followed.
Insurers, facing huge losses, have been pulling back from fire-prone areas across California. “The marketplace has largely collapsed,” an advocate for counties in the state said.
The payment platform, in partnership with Synchrony Bank, offers a way to pay tuition at for-profit schools — at terms that are being called “predatory.”
The agency has moved to keep several of the products, which it found to have inadequate concentrations of alcohol, from entering the United States.
The social media company said the agency was examining whether it had misused people’s personal information to serve ads.
Once federal benefits dry up, highly indebted consumers could be forced to file.
A new standard established by the Securities and Exchange Commission may sound better than it actually is, consumer advocates say.
Lenders spent years battling planned new rules that they said would gut a short-term lending market that often leaves borrowers trapped in debt.
Many home fireworks are dangerous for kids and even illegal.
Small businesses say the Twitter chief’s other company is holding on to 30 percent of their customers’ payments during the pandemic.
The warning applies to nine lines of hand sanitizer manufactured in Mexico that contain methanol, or wood alcohol, which can be dangerous, the agency said.
Algorithms that scan everything from terror watch lists to eviction records spit out flawed tenant screening reports. And almost nobody is watching.
Then our columnist intervened with the Boston-based tour operator Overseas Adventure Travel.
Call centers are short staffed, and employees are scattered. Mistakes are inevitable. Document any changes and offers of relief, just to be safe.
If Biden wants to win the White House and govern like a New Dealer, Warren is his indispensable partner.
A former economist at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused Trump appointees of steering the bureau’s reversal on payday lending rules to gut a key provision.
Sometimes products are in stock. Sometimes they aren’t. And delivery times vary widely. A virus-fueled surge in orders has created chaos behind the scenes, and confusion for customers.