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Consumer Advocates Fighting Bill That Discloses Recalled Cars At Used Dealerships

A bill meant to protect you from driving off the used car lot in a recalled car is one step closer to becoming law, but consumer groups are not happy.

04/14/2015

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Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused Of Targeting Children With Ads; Consumer Groups File Claim

Google launched YouTube Kids, their kid-friendly app, in February to much fanfare, but consumer and child advocacy groups are now filing a complaint against the app with the Federal Trade Commission, claiming they illegally target kids with ads.

04/07/2015

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Cheap Gas Likely To Last Next 20 Years As Global Oil Prices Continue Plummeting

California continues to have the highest prices among all 50 states with $3.20 per gallon — $ .80 above the national average — but it’s starting to come back down thanks to a drop in the price of crude oil globally.

03/30/2015

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Bay Area Customers Applaud Healthy Nail Salons

A growing number of nail salons in the Bay Area are adopting healthier products and practices intended to protect customers and workers.

03/19/2015

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Moldy Front-Load Washing Machines Bring Slew Of Lawsuits

Front-load washing machines may be triggering more service calls, more trouble, and more lawsuits than manufacturers ever expected.

02/20/2015

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Unauthorized Charges On Cell Phone Bills Prove Difficult To Reverse

Finding an unauthorized charge on your phone bill is easy – all you have to do is scan the bill. But some Sprint customers say getting those charges to stop is almost impossible, even after bringing them to Sprint’s attention.

02/17/2015

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Startups Challenge Traditional Flower Delivery Services For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there’s a new crop of flower companies vying for your order. Each say they offer better service and better prices than the big online flower delivery companies by cutting out the middlemen.

02/11/2015

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Mountain View Software Maker Intuit Resumes Processing TurboTax State Returns After Suspension Due To Reports Of Fraud

TurboTax, the country’s most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, halted processing state tax returns for about 24 hours because of a spike in fraudulent filings.

02/06/2015

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Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child’s Name

It’s called a credit freeze or security freeze and it’s the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your — or your child’s — name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.

02/04/2015

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Dates On Food: What Do They Actually Mean?

An advocacy group says those dates are confusing and many consumers are tossing out good food and money because of it.

02/03/2015

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