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Marketers selling food to children and teens spent 20% less in 2009 than they did in 2006 and are making "modest nutritional improvements" to the products they promote, according to a new government report. Advertisers shelled out nearly $1.8 billion to...
About 10 million consumers, through no fault of their own, have serious errors on their credit reports, raising troubling questions about people's ability to secure loans and the fairness of interest rates they're charged. In the first study of its...
Tags: Finance, Sales, Equifax Incorporated, Mortgages, Consumers
A young Poconos man nearly was in tears when we talked about his credit reports. He said his father's medical debts mistakenly were showing up on his reports, and no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get them removed. He was trying to get loans to...
WASHINGTON -- About one in 20 consumers had significant errors on their credit reports that could cause them to pay more for auto loans and other financial products, according to a Federal Trade Commission report released Monday. The study also found...
Federal regulators have warned the mobile-app industry that if it doesn't take people's privacy more seriously, lawmakers will likely lower the boom. The Federal Trade Commission is urging smartphone and tablet app developers to include "do not track"...
Tags: Consumers, Computer Hardware, Business
Anthem Blue Cross may be breaking California law by requiring some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy, according to the state attorney general's office. Anthem, the state's largest for-profit health insurer,...
The Hartford CourantIt's too late for a 2012 makeover. Here are a few ways to make yourself a better, bolder consumer in 2013: >> Fire your bank. Don't like all the charges and fees? Say goodbye. Then shop around. A local credit union might be the best place for big-bank...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal regulators have taken the first major step in nearly 15 years to strengthen the protection of kids’ online privacy. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it has given parents greater control over the information...
Tags: Google+, Sociology, Arts and Culture, Security, Consumers
For two years, Microsoft Corp. has urged antitrust regulators to crack down on arch rival Google Inc. Now that the Federal Trade Commission is poised to allow Google to emerge from the antitrust probe without having to make major changes, Microsoft is...
The end of the Federal Trade Commission's 19-month investigation into Google was a win for the search giant, but only a partial victory for those who want clear limits on the commission's role in policing competition. The only binding action that...
Google is denying reports online Friday that say the company started blocking Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps amid tension in its relationship with Microsoft. Nothing has changed with the Google Maps service, the company told The Times....
Google reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to make voluntary changes to its search practices to put an end to a 19-month antitrust probe, the FTC announced Thursday. Google also has settled an investigation into its handling of mobile...
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