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MSNBC Uses Term 'Impeachment' More Than Four Times as Often as Fox News

Judging from reports carried by the three mainstream networks' news programs and most of the low-rated cable news channels, it seems that the Fox News Channel and conservative Republicans are totally consumed by the concept of impeaching...Show More Summary

Johnson & Johnson Partners with CircleUp for Early Look at Startups

The comapny will give J&J market reports and proprietary data about products and categories of consumer goods that early-stage investors are interested in

CFPB Report: Typical Overdraft Situation Is Comparable To Small-Dollar Loan With 17,000% Interest Rate

If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of consumers who use a debit card you’ve likely found yourself on the receiving end of an overdraft fee when your account balance just wasn’t quite enough to make a desired purchase. While consumers might not necessarily question the occasional overdraft fee, a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau puts … [More]

Regulators Still Find Problems in Overdraft Fees

In a new report released on Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said fees for customers who overdraw their accounts continue to pile up, particularly among young people.

Startup launches free weekly credit reports — and it’s not a scam

Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is now offering consumers weekly credit reports and scores that are “actually free, not free,” writes TechCrunch’s Sarah Perez. As someone who plans to apply for a new mortgage soon, Perez says she’s been...

It’s Easy to Overdose on Tylenol, Study Warns

20 hours agoHealth : Healthland

A new analysis from Consumer Reports calls out the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for inconsistent and potentially dangerous labeling of acetaminophen painkillers

Consumer Reports calls on Toyota to recall older Camry Hybrid models

Consumer Reports is calling on Toyota to issue an official recall of 178,000 Camry Hybrid sedans from model years 2007 to 2011, claiming that a pair of issues affecting the brakes are so dire they demand a more official action than what...Show More Summary

Outstanding auto loans total higher than ever

It looks like Americans are feeling more confident about borrowing money again, at least when it comes to their cars. Credit reporting giant Equifax has released its latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, and the data suggests...Show More Summary

Update: General Electric's Synchrony Financial IPO Is Good To Go

ByAlbert Alfonso: According to various reports, General Electric (NYSE:GE) is getting ready to IPO its North America consumer lending division Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF). Synchrony is best known for offering private label consumer credit cards for many well-known brands such as Amazon, Walmart, and numerous other retailers. Show More Summary

Consumers Are More Receptive To Mobile Ads, Study Shows Mobile Ad Engagement Increasing by @mattsouthern

A new report from the 3rd Annual U.S. Mobile Path-to-Purchase Study was released by xAd and Telmetrics which shows today’s mobile shoppers are increasingly receptive to relevant ads. According to the report, nearly 50 percent of mobile shoppers say mobile ads are informative/helpful, up 113 percent from 22 percent in 2013. Show More Summary

Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)

Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam. Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After signing up for their free report, these misleading sites would then begin billing the unsuspecting users on a monthly basis… Read More

GM: Colorado, Canyon Aimed At Small Crossover, Pickup Shoppers

General Motors’ upcoming midsize truck twins — the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon — look to do more than attract those seeking a smaller pickup by also seeking out small crossover consumers. Autoblog reports GM wants to go after crossover shoppers for their new pickups, going as far as to bring a Ford Escape for […]

Report: You Could Be Overpaying For Your Data Plan

Internet providers are swapping their unlimited data plans for usage-based plans on both mobile and at-home Internet, but consumers aren't aware of how much data they're burning up

Best and Worst Cities for Delinquent Debt, from Texas to Minnesota

Cities in the southeastern U.S. have the biggest share of consumers with unpaid debt, a new report says.

Poverty Is Profitable: 1 out of 3 US Consumers in Debt Collection

A new report by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute shows 77 million Americans -- 35 percent of those with files at a major credit bureau -- have a debt in collection. Nevada has the worst record, with 47 percent of consumers with a credit file showing a debt in collections. Show More Summary

Poverty is Profitable: 1 out of 3 U.S. Consumers in Debt Collection Status

A new report by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group’s Consumer Credit Research Institute shows 77 million Americans– 35 percent of those with files at a major credit bureau– have a debt in collection. Nevada has the worst record, with 47 percent of consumers with a credit file showing a debt in collections. In [...]

Starbucks’ Q3 Earnings: Price Hike & Consumer Product Segment Drive Sales

The highlight of the company's impressive performance in this quarter was its U.S. comparable sales growth of 7%, despite increasing competition in the breakfast segment and rising commodity prices. Each of the company's reporting segments delivered excellent performance in Q3, leading to an 11% increase in revenues to $4.2 billion.

Look Out Chattanooga, Charlotte, And Raleigh, Atlanta Will Consume You

A new report by researchers at NC State says population growth up I-75 and I-85 will continue and by 2060, there will be essentially one giant city from Atlanta, through Chattanooga, TN. and up to Charlotte and Raleigh, NC. The researchers used not only population projections, but also calculations for “urban extent,” i.e. new development. […]

On the Move, 7/29/14

Randy McIlwain joins KNBC in Los Angeles as a consumer reporter. McIlwain previously worked at KXAS in Dallas. Melissa Mollet has been named traffic anchor at WRC in Washington, D.C. She had previously been a freelance reporter at the station. Show More Summary

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