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Improving Economy Further Imperils Tea Party

With consumer confidence up, more people going back to work, and the stock market surging, blaming President Obama and Democrats for the economy isn’t working anymore. The latest evidence of strength came in a report on Tuesday showing growth expanded at a robust 5 percent pace in the third quarter of 2014, the fastest speed [...]

BMW Debuting i3 EV With Remote Valet Parking System At The Consumer Electronics Show

BMW is apparently taking a somewhat different route than is normal in the promotion of its i3 electric car, based on recent reports. The company will reportedly be debuting an i3 outfitted with a “Remote Valet Parking” system that can...Show More Summary

Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart, Marshall’s Caught Selling Used Lingerie, Rossen Report Discovers

In 2010, NBC journalist Jeff Rossen revealed that specific retailers continued to resell returned underwear as if new to consumers. Today noted that the report discovered that “certain Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom, Wal-Mart, Macy’s,Show More Summary

Ssangyong Making Moves Towards US Market Launch

Ssangyong has trademarked two nameplates in America, ostensibly in preparation for an American launch. Consumer Reports claims that the two models will be known as the Tivoli (the small SUV shown above) and the Luvent (a compact car based on the same platform). Show More Summary

Ba humbug! PayPal narcs on Scottish consumers who bought Cuban coffee online

PayPal is playing the role of Scrooge in Scotland,  making enemies of a number of consumers and at least one merchant by  on this pre-Christmas week. As first reported Monday by the Independent, the San Jose-based payments giant hasShow More Summary

Ssangyong takes another baby step towads US sales, registers 'Tivoli'

Ssangyong files applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the names "Tivoli" and "Luvent." Consumer Reports says the brand eyes a return to the US market in the next two years with a subcompact crossover that will launch in other global markets next year, and a hatchback built on the same platform. Show More Summary

Family Sues Safeway After Mother Death’s Linked To Listeria-Contaminated Caramel Apple Sold At Store

Last week officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned consumers to avoid eating prepackaged caramel apples left over from the fall following reports that 29 people fell ill and three died after consuming the sweet treats that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly bacteria listeria. Show More Summary

Keurig recalls more than 7 million coffee makers after burns reported

If you purchased a Keurig coffee maker for the holidays, you may want to give that serial number another look. The company is recalling more than 7 million Keurig Mini Plus Brewing Systems after nearly 100 consumers reported burn-related injuries from the coffee makers.

Keurig recalls more than 7 million coffee makers after burns reported

If you purchased a Keurig coffee maker for the holidays, you may want to give that serial number another look. The company is recalling more than 7 million Keurig Mini Plus Brewing Systems after nearly 100 consumers reported burn-related injuries from the coffee makers.

An LG Exec Could Miss CES Because He Allegedly Sabotaged A Washing Machine

The head of LG's home appliance division may be forced to miss the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2015 because of a bizarre incident in which he was accused of sabotaging a rival's washing machine. CNET reports that...Show More Summary

Keurig Just Recalled 7 Million Coffeemakers

The sputterer. Because they've received "about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer," the makers of Keurig's Mini Plus coffeemakers have issued a broad recall just in time for the holidays. The Consumer Product Safety Commission...Show More Summary

Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Hearing Aid Compatibility Proceeding

A couple of weeks ago we reported on a request from the Wireless Telecommunications and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureaus for comments to refresh the record in a couple of proceedings relating to hearing aid compatibility regulations. Show More Summary

Will digital currency go mainstream?

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Money has evolved from coins to credit cards to digital currencies, but will consumers buy in to the latest trend? CBS News' Ines Novacic reports.

Why businesses are more excited than consumers about wearables

While much of the wearable hype tends to focus on consumers, a new report argues that businesses may be far more critical in driving adoption.

Do You Have Cold Symptoms? Don’t Reach For Vitamin C

Our colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports, armed with actual facts, are out to debunk everything that I do when I think I might be coming down with a cold. First, they explained why taking zinc supplements isn’t a good idea, and now they’ve pointed out that taking Vitamin C supplements isn’t all that helpful either. If they … [More]

Sony’s Data Hack Delivers Huge Blow to Its Brand

The data hack on Sony Pictures has pushed the Sony brand's consumer perception to its lowest level in at least six years, according to a report from YouGov BrandIndex.

Procter & Gamble Reports Big Moves in 16th Annual Sustainability Report

The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) is serious about environmental stewardship, as its 16th annual sustainability report reveals. The multinational consumer goods company even met several environmental goals ahead of schedule.

Changes Ahead for the Fair Credit Improvement Act

Drastic changes are in the works for the Fair Credit Reporting Act and if they are passed, they could dramatically improve consumers’ credit scores. Rep. Maxine Walters, a democrat that serves on the House Financial Services Committee...Show More Summary

How to Avoid Credit Score and Credit Report Scams

Consumers' interest in their credit scores, and their credit in general, is yet another hook for those crooks looking to scam you. There are legitimate sites that offer your credit score for free and others that charge a fee that are not scams. It's seeing the difference between the real ones and the slimy ones that's key.

Da Vinci fire follow-up: Good urbanism not just architecture and bars

6 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Federal investigators have concluded that the massive downtown Los Angeles fire that consumed much of the Da Vinci apartment complex was arson, as The Times reported earlier this week. Which means that the Da Vinci and its developer, G.H. Palmer Associates, will continue to generate headlines...

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