Top Consumer Reporters Share Their Top Stories
Aug 29 2014

Ask Stacy: Will the $16.65B Bank of America Settlement Help Me With My Mortgage?

If you have a mortgage from Bank of America or Countrywide, you need to read this. Added bonus: If you don’t understand the financial crisis that caused the Great Recession, here’s a simple explanation.

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Aug 29 2014

“Zapping Rachel” Winners Named by FTC

Mad at phone The Federal Trade Commission has been seeking technological solutions to the pesky problem of robocalls. Last year, NoMoRobo.com won the contest. This year, three more winners were just selected.

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Aug 28 2014

Fees on Checking Accounts Rise to All-Time Highs

checking accountA new survey reveals that checking account fees are going up. The average monthly maintenance fees is now $12.69, and overdraft charges now exceed $32 on average. Here’s the story.

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Aug 28 2014

Coke Sued Over “Healthy” Claims

A group of Boston lawyers just sued Coca Cola in federal court claiming that the company made false and deceptive representations that Coca-Cola is not only a healthy product, but one free of artificial flavoring and chemical preservatives. Here’s the story.

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Aug 27 2014

Phone Fraud’s Price Tag: $8-Billion

From Herb Weisbaum, NBCNews.com:

A new Harris survey estimates that nearly 18 million Americans lost $8.6 billion dollars last year to telephone fraud. That puts the average loss at almost $500. Here’s the story.

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Aug 27 2014

Title Washing is a Growing Used Car Scam

car wreckAccording to Carfax, more and more cars that were totaled after major car accidents are finding their way back onto roads, often as taxis. How do they do it? Criminals manipulate the car’s title to remove the “salvage” designation. Here’s the story.

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Aug 27 2014

3D Printers Can Print Custom Prescription Drugs!

From the what will they think of next department… Researchers have discovered a method to “print” custom drugs using a common 3D printer. Here’s the story.

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Aug 26 2014

Customer Satisfaction with Carmakers Dropping

From Herb Weisbaum, NBC News:

For the second-straight year, satisfaction with the auto industry is down, according to a new American Customer Satisfaction Index report just released. Here’s the story.

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Aug 26 2014

Whole Foods Quietly Pulls Its Greek Yogurt Off Shelves

Following a Consumer Reports test, and two class action lawsuits alleging that Whole Foods’ own brand of plain Greek yogurt contained six times the amount of sugar listed on the container, Whole Foods has quietly pulled the product from its shelves.

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Aug 25 2014

65 Groups Ask FCC to Block Comcast Merger

The proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger will lead to higher prices and fewer choices according to a group of 65 organizations that just asked the FCC to “just say no” to the merger plan. Here’s the story.

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Aug 25 2014

From Mohu to Roku, a guide to becoming a cord cutter

We’ve all read stories about cord cutters gaining steam, but anyone who’s contemplated pulling out the snippers knows how daunting it can be. Here’s a guide explaining the most popular products cord cutters are using, and spelling out the pros and cons to ditching traditional cable/satellite television.

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Aug 25 2014

1 in 4 Millennials Don’t Have Health Insurance

Despite the federal mandate, a new study reveals that one in four people age 18-29 do not have health insurance. Here are the findings.

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Aug 24 2014

BEWARE OF PENSION ADVANCE PREDATORS

They offer to get you a lump-sump payment of your future pension benefits now. Sounds good, but there are a lot of downsides to this. Read the full story.

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Aug 22 2014

Can a Simple Phone Call Speed Up Your PC?

From John Matarese, WCPO-TV:

computerYou see these services advertised on TV that promise to speed up your sluggish computer. Do they really work? Are they a scam? Here’s the answer.

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Aug 21 2014

Can You Trust CarFax?

car insuranceIf you’re thinking about buying a vehicle and the CarFax report comes back clean, you’re good to go, right? Nope. Here’s why.

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