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Stories with subject: Consumer protection and advocacy
  • Toyota Credit settles US discrimination allegations 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 5:43 pm

    DETROIT - Toyota Motor Credit Corp. will pay $21.9 million to black and Asian borrowers as part of a settlement over alleged discriminatory lending.

  • Regulators get input - sort of - on self-driving car rollout story has photos
    Updated: Jan-28-16 6:09 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing the technology that the state's current course will delay deployment of vehicles that promise huge safety benefits.

  • Kansas utility consumer advocate office without lawyer 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 8:54 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas agency that represents residential and small-business customers fired its interim consumer counsel Monday in a dustup over legislation that was introduced after the board discussed shifting its focus to fighting new federal clean air regulations.

  • Missouri consumer advocate to step down 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 8:01 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's chief advocate for residential customers in utility regulatory cases is stepping down from the job on Feb. 17.

  • Arizona court to rule on case involving consumers' rights 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 8:11 am

    PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to rule Thursday on an appeal in a lawsuit that raised broad consumer rights issues.

  • Oregon's former first lady Cylvia Hayes gets journalism job 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 12:01 pm

    BEND, Oregon - In a continued return to the public eye after leaving Salem under federal investigation, Oregon's former first lady Cylvia Hayes announced she's landed a new gig: freelance journalist.

  • Albuquerque man who helped carjacking victim gets job back 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 11:52 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An Albuquerque Walgreens employee who was fired after coming to the aid of a carjacking victim is back at work.

  • Fantasy sites raise concerns about Massachusetts regs 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 4:51 pm

    BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports operators raised objections Tuesday to some of the regulations proposed for the online contests in Massachusetts, including a minimum 21-year-old age and restrictions on how much players can spend each month.

  • Governor, Legislature explore health care transparency 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 6:21 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature have found common ground on one important issue that impacts most residents - protection from price gouging at health care facilities.

  • Nebraska AG backs bill to combat identity theft, fraud 
    Updated: Jan-08-16 6:36 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska attorney general is backing a piece of legislation he says is crucial to protecting consumer information.

  • Democrats, advocates eye California's booming revenues story has photos
    Updated: Jan-08-16 5:28 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $122.6 billion California budget plan would seem to please Democratic interests by pumping billions of tax dollars generated by the booming state economy into public schools and universities, health care for the poor and public infrastructure.

  • Arkansas AG files lawsuit against shuttered funeral home 
    Updated: Jan-07-16 7:12 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas' attorney general filed a civil lawsuit Thursday against a funeral home whose owners face criminal charges after regulators found bodies stacked on top of each other and some stored outside of a freezer.