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