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News

2017

September

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  • Demandan a EEUU por registrar laptops y teléfonos. Una demanda federal presentada el miércoles en Estados Unidos sostiene que la práctica creciente del gobierno de registrar laptops y teléfonos en la frontera es anticonstitucional porque los dispositivos electrónicos contienen información privada y de…
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  • Fifth Third Bank launches student loan repayment app. The Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank has introduced the Fifth Third Momentum app that is meant to assist student loan borrowers in repaying their student loans, according to a press release issued on September 5th.
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  • Uber will stop tracking riders after they are dropped off. Uber's controversial policy of tracking riders after the trip ends is officially over! The ride-hailing company confirmed the news on Tuesday, amid attempts to fix its reputation. The post-trip tracking feature was first enabled last…

August

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  • 3 myths that could tank your credit score. Myth No. 1: Closing out credit card accounts will boost your score Many people assume that if they close out a bunch of credit card accounts, their credit scores will rise. After all, having fewer…
  • The FCC moved to undo net neutrality. So what's next?. The Federal Communications Commission voted May 18 to begin undoing Obama-era Internet regulations that disallowed Internet providers from favoring or blocking websites. Here's what's next for the commission and your Internet.
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  • Meet the sometime streamer. Cost-conscious and empowered by the Internet's convenience-at-a-click mentality, these consumers take advantage of free trials, no-contract commitments and the media industry's own struggle in the face of technological change to help guard their wallets.
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  • Let consumers sue companies. When a data breach at Home Depot in 2014 led to losses for banks nationwide, a group of banks filed a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation. Companies have the choice of taking legal action together. Yet…
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  • Freedom from cable isn’t free. In the old days of video streaming — that is, not so long ago — consumers could cut the cable cord and subscribe to one or two services, enjoying a vast array of movies and…
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  • Congress should jump at chance to side with consumers. Fine print has never been the friend of consumers, and in recent years the perils have escalated as financial institutions have drawn up clauses that deny customers effective redress in disputes. To counteract that, the…
  • There's money to be made in taking complaints. A new breed of human resources start-ups is cropping up to help companies figure out how their employees feel. Like Glint, Convercent lets companies send customized “pulse” surveys, gather confidential responses in real time, and…

July

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  • 2017s most common travel scams & how to avoid them. Anyone who is well travelled will tell you that, regardless of how prepared you are for your journey, it’s likely that you’ll come across a scam or two here and there – it’s more common…
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  • Let consumers sue banks. In a dispute with your bank or credit card issuer, don’t assume you can seek justice by joining other aggrieved customers in a class action lawsuit. You probably surrendered your right to join a group suit when…
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  • Consumer Action opposes Congress's attack on class actions. Members of both the U.S. House and Senate took a hatchet to consumer protection today by introducing Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent arbitration rule. The rule restores…