Top Consumer Reporters Share Their Top Stories
Aug 30 2016

Gizmo Rentals Help Prevent Buyer’s Remorse

Before you buy that new hi-tech gadget, you may want to rent it. That is the theory of several new businesses that allow you to try a high-tech device that you ultimately decide really is not for you. Here’s the story.

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Aug 30 2016

Epi-Pen to Release Cheaper Generic Version

After weeks of bad publicity, the maker of Epi-Pen announced yesterday that it will release a generic version of the life-saving device that will sell for half the price of the brand name. Here’s the story.

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Aug 29 2016

CA Passes Bill to Alert Policyholders of Unreasonably High Rate Increases

If a health insurance company wants to raise rates more than the state believes is justified, a bill on the Governor’s desk would mandate those companies to tell consumers of the state’s negative view. Here’s the story.

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Aug 29 2016

Homeowners kicked out of water line protection program

Homeowners across the country pay a little extra for protection plans to cover water and sewer line damage. One coupled faced two-and-a-half years of battle with their water company over coverage, and the fight isn’t over yet. See what happened.

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Aug 29 2016

Alert CVS Clerk Helps Senior Avoid Scam

When a New York senior citizen went to CVS to buy $1500 of gift cards, and alert clerk asked why she was buying them, and realized she was a victim of scam. Here’s the story.

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Aug 26 2016

17 Simple Home Repairs and Upgrades That Will Save You Bundles of Money

Touring your home with a purpose — and with a handful of tools — helps you cut household costs and maintain your home’s value. Here’s the story. 

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Aug 26 2016

Bluetooth Skimmers Found Inside Gas Pumps

The latest way that crooks are stealing credit card numbers is with skimmers INSIDE gas pumps that send your credit card information over the air via Bluetooth. Yikes. Here’s the story.

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Aug 25 2016

First National Bank of Omaha to Pay $32-mil for Illegal Credit Card Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered First National Bank of Omaha to provide $27.75 million in relief to roughly 257,000 consumers harmed by illegal practices with credit card add-on products. The bank used deceptive marketing to lure consumers into debt cancellation add-on products and it charged consumers for credit monitoring services they did not receive. Here are details.

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Aug 25 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Car Run Near Empty

If your gasoline gauge is very near the “E”… be careful. This could be doing damage to your car. Here’s why.

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Aug 24 2016

Gas Station Sues over WI Law Setting Minimum Gas Prices

This gas station wants to offer lower prices but state law won’t allow it. They are now suing Wisconsin to overturn the law. Here’s the story.

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Aug 24 2016

Android 7.1 on its Way

For those who want the latest and greatest operating system for your cellphone, Android Nouget 7.1 is on its way. Here’s the story.

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Aug 23 2016

Group Wants Better Regulation of Solar Leases

The group Public Citizen sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday describing a changing energy market in which third-party rooftop solar leasing companies are not subject to the same regulatory safeguards meant to protect ratepayers from unfair prices and costs. Here’s the story.

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Aug 22 2016

Sandy scammer loses again, but he’s still in business

A self-proclaimed “philanthropist/entrepreneur” who holds for-profit conferences in the wake of natural disasters was denied an appeal after he was booted out of New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy. He appears to be doing business elsewhere, and violating some state laws along the way. Find out where.

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Aug 22 2016

Security App Warns of Dangerous Apps

A new iOS app called Verify.ly says it can spot potentially dangerous or invasive apps even if the app store fails to. Here’s the story.

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Aug 20 2016

Just Mayo May Have Used Just Trickery to Boost Sales

The new(ish) mayonnaise, Just Mayo, apparently had professional shoppers buy up its own brand from local stores to make it appear that sales were booming (and maybe look more favorable in investors’ eyes and their wallets). Here are the allegations.

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