ConsumerWatch: E-mailed Receipts Can Cost Your Privacy

The Consumer Federation of California says once a store gets your email address, it can, and likely will, send you more emails, use it for marketing purposes, and possibly sell it to data aggregators.


Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar Benjamin (Port of Oakland)

Oakland Port Official Steps Down Amid Strip Club Scandal

The executive director of the Port of Oakland has stepped down, amid a scandal involving the use of public money at a strip club.


Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar Benjamin (Port of Oakland)

Phil Matier: New Questions Raised About Oakland Port Director

The saga of Omar Benjamin, the suspended Executive Director of the Port of Oakland, continues to grow murkier with each passing day.


Walmart Worker (2007)

ConsumerWatch: Walmart Accused Of Shortchanging Gift Receipts

Consumers who return gifts usually need a gift receipt to get a full refund. But some Walmart shoppers say they are only getting a fraction of the purchase price despite having the receipt.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/24/2011

Chemical BPA Found on Cash Register Receipts

OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS) _ A dangerous toxic chemical already known to be in certain kinds of food and drink packaging has turned up in another everyday item: cash register receipts.


Toxic Receipts

Senior Scientist at the Environmental Working Group, Anila Jacob, on a new study that finds consumers are exposed to a toxic chemical “bisphenol A,” just by receiving receipts at the register. Click to Listen