- Regulators pass higher electricity rates for most residents Updated: Jul-03-15 6:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Most California residential customers will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday that raises rates on more efficient users while giving a break to big energy users.
- Va. AG, home security company settle consumer complaint Updated: Jul-01-15 11:50 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Trio Alarm LLC have settled a complaint alleging the company tricked consumers.
- Agency posts thousands of complaints against banks, others Updated: Jun-25-15 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released thousands of complaints Thursday from disgruntled customers of banks, credit card companies and other providers of financial services.
- NYC: Whole Foods mislabels prepackaged items, overcharges Updated: Jun-24-15 5:01 pm
NEW YORK - Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City's consumer chief said Wednesday.
- Lawsuit: New Mexico AG staffer bullied nonprofit Updated: Jun-24-15 3:55 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An inexperienced New Mexico attorney general staffer bullied nonprofit employees and harassed a female worker on social media while using the name "Mr. Smooth," according to a new lawsuit.
- W.Va. reaches settlement with Va.-based car title lender Updated: Jun-24-15 2:58 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia's attorney general says a car title lender has agreed to forgive nearly $2.4 million in debt owed by 435 state residents.
- Senators: Safety agency must shape up to get more funding Updated: Jun-23-15 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Senators threatened Tuesday to withhold additional funding from the nation's top auto safety agency until it improves its ability to spot defective parts like Takata Corp.'s exploding air bags.
- Putin slams group warning Russians against visiting Crimea Updated: Jun-23-15 10:22 am
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin says a consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea is serving foreign interests.
- Commission allows transportation firm to expand into Lincoln Updated: Jun-22-15 5:44 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A transportation company that serves people who are handicapped is being allowed to expand its service to Lincoln, despite a number of consumer complaints.
- FCC to phone companies: You can stop unwanted robocalls Updated: Jun-18-15 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching you a cruise vacation? You can now tell your phone company that federal regulators say it's OK to block them.
- Q&A: EBay's security chief cites evolving cyberthreats Updated: Jun-16-15 11:10 am
NEW YORK - It seems there's nowhere to hide these days from cyberattacks.
- Vast data warehouse raises HealthCare.gov privacy concerns Updated: Jun-15-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of HealthCare.gov customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common.
- Duke Energy awaits decision on repair costs for new plant Updated: Jun-14-15 4:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's utility customer advocate is studying whether Duke Energy should be allowed to pass along costs of repairing its new $3.5 billion coal-gasification plant in southwestern Indiana to consumers.
- Vermont consumer protection chief announces retirement Updated: Jun-14-15 8:31 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The longtime chief of the consumer protection division in the Vermont attorney general's office has announced his retirement.
- Consumer group questions southern Illinois utility rate hike Updated: Jun-12-15 4:11 am
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - A consumer advocacy group has joined Illinois' top prosecutor in calling for a federal investigation of what they call excessive price hikes for electricity in southern Illinois.
- Federal regulators go after crowdfunding scam Updated: Jun-11-15 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don't follow through on their promises.
- Airline group suggests smaller carry-on bags to free up bins Updated: Jun-09-15 5:14 pm
NEW YORK - Millions of fliers might soon want to buy new carry-on suitcases.