Sure they are free, but some of the most popular mobile apps could be tracking your every move and revealing your personal and financial data.
A federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money passed a second Senate vote Thursday
One of the most maddening things you can deal with as a consumer is what to do when you have a complaint. Who do you turn to? It turns out there’s a growing industry that is making it much easier for consumers to finally get some action when they’ve been wronged.
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly today to endorse levying Internet sales taxes on American shoppers, despite warnings from a handful of senators that the proposal is antibusiness, harmful to taxpayers, and will be a “bureaucratic nightmare.”
A report Friday in The New York Times says more and more Americans are choosing to eat at full service, or sit down, restaurants. The report cites the data as an indicator that the economy is improving.
CBS4 Investigates the power defects that could affect as many as seven-and-a-half million Samsung TV owners.
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Consumers looking to apply for more credit may find lenders now have a lot more information at their disposal to help with that decision. That’s thanks to a new kind of credit report now available that’s packed with information about you and how you handle everything from electric payments to rent.
The top 10 consumer complaints filed during 2011 were released Thursday by The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and many repeated complaints topped the list this year.
It probably didn’t show in the massive crowds that swamped South Florida stores on Thanksgiving, but according to the University of Florida, consumer confidence in the Sunshine State remained poor through November.