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2014-09-11 08:20:50

The expert panel will lead a class at the 7th annual Innovate conference, hosted by AutoStar Solutions, where auto dealers will learn how to prepare for investigations from the CFPB, FTC and state

2014-09-10 23:04:24

Door-to-door home security sales agents have been using high-pressure or deceptive methods in locking homeowners into unethical contracts. DALLAS, TEXAS (PRWEB)

2014-09-10 16:29:13

Apple iPhone/mobile payments era poses threats and opportunities for consumers, especially those financially at risk WASHINGTON, Sept.

2014-09-08 12:29:59

Commission Alleges That AbbVie Inc. and Besins Healthcare Inc. Filed Sham Lawsuits; AbbVie and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

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2014-09-05 07:39:09

Google has agreed to refund 19 million dollars’ worth of in-app purchases made by children without their parents’ knowledge. The refunds will settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint similar to those against Apple and Amazon earlier this year.

2014-09-04 12:28:05

FTC Order Requires Google to Change its Mobile App Billing Practices to Ensure Consumers' Consent is Obtained Before Charges Levied WASHINGTON, Sept.

2014-08-06 08:41:33

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug.

2014-07-24 16:20:39

Absent Further Improvements, Settlement Still Not Ready for Preliminary Approval, They Say SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog attorneys representing

2014-07-22 12:27:48

Impact on Health Not the Only Issue in Unregulated Industry MADISON, Conn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers curious about trying e-cigarettes are being swindled


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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