Consumer Affairs

The Latest: States investigate Uber over massive data breach

Nov 22, 2017

More U.S. states say they're investigating Uber over the ride-hailing company's massive data breach

FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

Nov 22, 2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

Nov 21, 2017

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

Nov 21, 2017

The Justice Department sued AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner

AP source: Mulvaney to temporarily lead consumer agency

Nov 17, 2017

AP source: White House budget director Mick Mulvaney is expected to take on a second role in the Trump administration as acting director of a consumer financial agency created by the Obama administration

Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

Nov 16, 2017

Tens of millions of "robocalls" pester Americans every day. But some tools can help.

California may limit liability of self-driving carmakers

Nov 15, 2017

California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help automakers avoid paying for accidents and other trouble caused by self-driving cars, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners

Consumer chief resigning, expected to run for Ohio gov

Nov 15, 2017

Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and an appointee of former President Barack Obama, has announced his resignation

Richard Cordray, Obama-appointed director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announces resignation

Nov 15, 2017

Richard Cordray, Obama-appointed director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announces resignation

Consumer safety group unveils its 'worst toys' list

Nov 14, 2017

Fidget spinners, a Wonder Woman "battle sword" and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

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