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FTC Investigating Claims Of Amazon's Deceptive Bargain Prices

3 hours agoNews : The Cutline

The FTC is probing claims made in a nonprofit report that says Amazon is misleading consumers about price bargains. Could this put the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods in question?

Pass the Salt: The Myth of the Low-Salt Diet

Go ahead, eat that pickle! Pass the salt. Eat a pickle! Add more anchovies to your salad! According to a new book by James DiNicolantonio, you can freely consume salt without worrying about your blood pressure and heart. In fact, too little salt can endanger your health. Show More Summary

Haberman on whether Trump reads: ‘He says he reads’

10 hours agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

" He’s a consumer of information, but not in the written form."

Cloud and data science now driving food industry, say analysts

The same technology dynamics that drive other industries are impacting how we grow, distribute and consume food as well. That was one of the key messages to emerge from this year’s FOOD IT: From Fork to Farm event in Mountain View, California. Show More Summary

American, Delta and Frontier airlines all slapped with fines for consumer rule violations — nothing for United

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have been fined for violating U.S. Transportation Department airline consumer protection rules, the department said on Friday. Frontier Airlines was fined $400,000 for violating oversales and disability rules, American Airlines $250,000 for...

How financing a vacation with credit cards could ruin your fun

Charging a vacation you haven’t budgeted for is somewhat common. About 46% of consumers surveyed said they had paid for a vacation by credit card.        

Tourists to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico suspect they received tainted alcohol

17 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

A report finds that 43% of all alcohol consumed in the nation is illegal, produced under unregulated circumstances resulting in potentially dangerous concoctions.        

Will tech tools give us cooking superpowers?

When the first Internet-connected refrigerator was introduced, it cost $20,000 and consumers greeted the new product more as an oddity than a practical device for the home. But now that price points have come down and home technologies are becoming standard, consumers are warming up quickly to what the digitized kitchen can provide. Show More Summary

Burn pits are the new ‘Agent Orange’ for cancer-stricken veterans

A decade ago, Marine Sgt. Brian Alvarado patrolled and supervised burn pits in Iraq, getting rid of everything from plastics and metals to chemicals and human waste. Today, he consumes food through a stomach tube,

Global pizza brands battle for Russia's far-flung regions

18 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

MOSCOW, July 21 (Reuters) - Global pizza brands Domino's and Papa John's are preparing an assault on Russia's provinces, betting they can turn a profit far from Moscow as online card payments become more widespread and consumers get to know foreign brands better. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Tech-enabled consumer will drive food producers, say analysts

The balance of power in the food industry is shifting to tech-driven consumers, a major theme that was on full display during the opening day of this year’s FOOD IT: Fork to Farm event in Mountain View, California. “It’s really now the...Show More Summary

New Way to Reprogram Macrophages Helps Immune System Kill Tumors

19 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Macrophages, as their greek-derived name implies, are hungry white blood cells that consume all kinds of foreign and unwanted objects within the body. They are one of the primary methods that the immune system uses to fight off disease, and they work by checking the protein content on the exterior of cells to identify whether […]

Mobile Video Ad Spend To Surpass Computer Spend For First Time Next Year (Report)

19 hours agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

As of last year, viewers began consuming more video content on mobile devices than computers -- and next year, overall ad spend will calibrate to reflect this shift. Global mobile video ad spend will grow 49% to roughly $18 billion in...Show More Summary

GIVEAWAY: Win Four Hogwarts House Patches from PBTeen!

A set of four special-edition Hogwarts House patches have been created by PBTeen to celebrate the release of their Harry Potter themed home décor, in partnership with Warner Bros Consumer Producers. These patches are available to those attending San Diego Comic Con this weekend, and Leaky are hosting an exclusive giveaway of TEN sets of these special-edition patches...read more!

Meet the Teen Who Created Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

When people carelessly discard litter on roadsides and beaches, the trash suffocates and poisons animals who accidentally consume it. The post Meet the Teen Who Created Plastic Pollution Awareness Day appeared first on PETA.

Is Amazon lying to you about its deals? The federal government wants to find out.

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

A consumer group claims the online retailer lies about the savings it offers.

FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting amidst Whole Foods Merger

Consumer Watchdog argued that the deceptive list prices make Amazon prices look like a bargain, and asked the FTC to stop Amazon from buying Whole Foods while the deceptive discounting is occurring....The FTC's "Guide Against Deceptive Pricing" warns against using a "fictitious" or "inflated" list price for the purpose of making the price charged look like a bargain.

The Lexus LC 500h is a mega-Prius that takes hybrid tech to a new level

When you think of hybrids, you think of Toyota. The Prius reset expectations for what consumers could expect from fuel-economy and emissions when it arrived on the scene nearly 20 years ago. The Prius reset expectations for what consumers...Show More Summary

Facebook’s new patent hints at a modular smartphone

Facebook yesterday filed a patent detailing plans for a modular smart device. The patent shows off a design that would allow consumers to mix and match different hardware components compatible with a base frame. Information gleaned from the patent doesn’t make it clear whether this device is meant to be a smart phone or not. Show More Summary

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