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2013-06-06 23:24:02

Donald J. Dymer, president and chief executive officer of SingleSource background screening says recent study from FTC provides compelling reasons for extra caution when hiring in Florida. Federal Trade Commission reports that the Sunshine State has the highest rates of identify theft and fraud in the United States. Jacksonville Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 “The Federal Trade Commission´s 2012 Consumer Sentinel Network* report recently was cited by the Business Journal of...

2013-05-30 23:04:36

Lexington Law´s credit repair specialists will field consumer questions during its first bi-monthly TweetChat on Friday, May 31st, 2013. (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 On Friday, May 31st Twitter users can submit a questions to the experts at Lexington Law, the nation's leading provider of consumer credit correction services. The TweetChat will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time and last for one hour. Access to this type of credit specialist on Twitter is unprecedented. This first bi-monthly event...

2013-05-30 16:25:00

Three Days of Discovery Delivering Authentic Cantonese Culture and World-class Sophistication LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 14 -16th, 2013 the Hong Kong Tourism Board will present "Hong Kong Live at The Grove" bringing excitement and splendor of Asia's World City to Los Angeles' premier retail and entertainment destination with an unforgettable three days of dynamic cultural immersion highlighting gourmet...

2013-05-29 08:25:50

Five Tips to Avoid Fee Traps and Moving Scams YONKERS, N.Y., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent Consumer Reports story found that last year, Massachusetts officials sued one moving company and New Jersey officials sued two for providing low-ball estimates and then grossly inflating fees after loading the trucks. One of the companies had threatened to auction the possessions of customers who didn't pay. The full article, more moving and storage tips and advice can be...

2013-05-14 20:23:15

AUSTIN, Texas, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Protect America, Inc., the largest provider of self-installed home security systems in the country, is cautioning homeowners in southern states about home security based door knocking scams. Door knocking scams are a common feature of American neighborhoods during the summer. People in Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana are warned to be especially vigilant. These scams are expected to hit the southern states...

2013-05-09 23:31:42

Debt Consolidation USA is rejoicing with the announcement that the Consumer Credit Fairness Act had been passed by the Assembly to protect New Yorkers from abusive debt collectors. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Debt Consolidation USA is happy with the announcement that the Assembly passed the recent consumer protection bill. Known as the Consumer Credit Fairness Act (A.2678/Weinstein), this bill seeks to protect consumers further against abusive debt collectors. The announcement was...

2013-05-08 20:22:37

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ruling released publicly on May 8, 2013, Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell firmly rejected the Federal Trade Commission's accusations that McWane, Inc. colluded or conspired with its competitors to fix prices in the water works fittings markets. Judge Chappell found that McWane priced independently at all times and routinely priced below rival suppliers "in order to beat prices being offered by its competitors, which is a...

2013-04-23 16:21:18

Complex Utility Case Latest Example of Uneven Playing Field Between Utility Cos. & Consumers, Highlights Need for Change POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A massive utility merger affecting people all the way from the suburbs of New York City to the Capitol Region could mean bad news for consumers. Today, AARP New York weighed in on the hotly contested merger proposal between Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company and Fortis, Inc., a Canadian company,...

US Antitrust Keeps Watchful Eye On Google, More Probes Possible
2013-04-17 13:03:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week a coalition composed of companies like Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle filed a complaint with European regulators about what they believe are Google´s anti-competitive behaviors. In short, the companies believe that Google´s Android is a “Trojan horse” which is used to steer more traffic towards their own sites and services. The FairSearch coalition likely filed their complaint with European...

2013-04-16 12:22:10

Groups Press for New Law to Level Playing Field for Consumers in Rate Hike Cases - Create Utility "Watchdog" Office ALBANY, N.Y., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers get hit with some of the highest utility bills in the nation, and according to AARP, this is exactly why the utility game needs to change in the Empire State. Today, a group of New York lawmakers, AARP New York, and a broad coalition of consumer groups are proposing legislation to do just that,...