Consumers

(Source: CBS)

The Secret Science That Gets You To Shop Till You Drop

Shoppers beware: retailers are increasingly using psychological tricks to get you to make more, and in some cases, different purchases.

11/22/2013

(Source: healthcare.gov)

Excitement, Frustration Over “Obamacare” In Florida

The federal website that offers a key provision of president Obama’s health law launched this week with a sputter, a crash and a lot more web traffic than anyone expected. But by week’s end, with most Floridians still unable to access the online marketplace and sign up for health insurance, organizations were trying to build on momentum even though there was little they could do.

10/05/2013

(CBS4)

The Hidden Cost Of Some Free Apps

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.

CBS4–05/03/2013

A federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money passed a second Senate vote Thursday. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Online Sales Tax Bill Passes Second Senate Vote

A federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money passed a second Senate vote Thursday

CBS4–04/12/2013

(Source: CBS)

Consumers Look To Internet To Solve Complaints

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.

CBS4–04/11/2013

House Speaker John Boehner (R), R-OH, and Rep. Eric Cantor (L), R-VA, walk to a meeting with House Republicans at the US Capitol on January 1, 2013 in Washington, DC.        (Photo credit: MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Internet Tax Bill Sails Past Senate Vote

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.”

CBS4–03/23/2013

(Source: AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)

Report: More Americans Dining At Full Service Restaurants

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.

CBS4–03/16/2012

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More Than 7 Million Samsung TVs Plagued By Possible Power Defect

CBS4 Investigates the power defects that could affect as many as seven-and-a-half million Samsung TV owners.

CBS4–02/09/2012

(CBS4)

Is Credit Reporting Going Too Far?

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.

CBS4–01/12/2012

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