- Why credit bureau Experian has data on T-Mobile customers Updated: Oct-02-15 6:13 pm
NEW YORK - In the latest high-profile breach of a U.S. organization, hackers broke into Experian's database of information on 15 million T-Mobile customers and potential customers. But what is Experian, and why does the credit bureau keep data on a wireless carrier's customers?
- EU car tests unlike those in US - but have similar failings Updated: Oct-02-15 8:14 am
BRUSSELS - Here's the main thing the United States and the European Union's auto emissions tests have in common: holes so big that manufacturers could, so to speak, drive cars through them.
- Issue of 'surprise' medical bills stirs debate at hearing Updated: Oct-01-15 2:08 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Advocates for consumers, insurers, hospitals and doctors clashed at a state hearing on the issue of "surprise balance" bills for expensive out-of-network health-care services being sent to patients who thought their treatment was covered by their insurance network.
- Auto lender fined $48 million for deceiving customers Updated: Oct-01-15 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Los Angeles-based auto lender Westlake Services faces $48.35 million in cash relief and penalties for deceiving customers and falsely threatening criminal prosecution, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.
- Consumer agency hears about student loan servicing problems Updated: Sep-29-15 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says borrowers are reporting widespread problems with the companies servicing their student loans.
- State agency seeks consumers' views on utility bills Updated: Sep-29-15 3:50 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The state Office of Utility Consumer Counselor wants to hear from Indiana residents about the amount of detail that appears on utility bills.
- Arizona Supreme Court to review ruling on consumer rights Updated: Sep-25-15 7:05 am
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court's ruling on consumer rights.
- Audit finds slipshod cybersecurity at HealthCare.gov Updated: Sep-24-15 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON - The government stored sensitive personal information on millions of health insurance customers in a computer system with basic security flaws, according to an official audit that uncovered slipshod practices.
- $32.75 million mortgage discrimination settlement with bank Updated: Sep-24-15 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Mortgage discrimination against black and Hispanic communities has led to a proposed $32.75 million settlement between Hudson City Savings Bank and the federal government.
- NY attorney general probes Volkswagen emissions cheating Updated: Sep-22-15 5:49 pm
ALBANY, New York - The state's attorney general said Tuesday that his office will join investigations of Volkswagen following reports about how the automaker installed software in diesel-powered cars to cheat emissions tests.
- Comcast agrees to pay $33M in California privacy breach Updated: Sep-17-15 9:13 pm
LOS ANGELES - Cable operator Comcast has settled with California authorities and agreed to pay $33 million for accidentally publishing the names, phone numbers and addresses of about 75,000 people who paid to keep the information private.
- Russia fines French supermarket, Burger King Updated: Sep-15-15 12:52 pm
MOSCOW - Russian state news agencies say government officials have issued a total of $600,000 in fines for alleged food safety violations at Burger King and French supermarket chain Auchan.
- Edison opposes reopening nuclear plant settlement Updated: Sep-11-15 7:13 pm
LOS ANGELES - Southern California Edison is asking state regulators to reject consumer advocates' calls to reopen a settlement over the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
- W.Va. AG says Pa. rental company illegally charged fees Updated: Sep-11-15 3:20 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A Pennsylvania company that rents apartments to West Virginia University students in Morgantown has been accused of violating West Virginia consumer protection laws.