Americans have been anxious about the contentious presidential election, and when they get fretful, they tend to stop shopping. While government reports show overall spending has held up, some analysts say they’re seeing signs that shoppers are being cautious. ...Read More »
Preserving competition is in the best interest of consumers, senators agree, but they question how antitrust laws are enforced. “Vigilant antitrust enforcement means more money in the pockets of American consumers,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., chair of the Judiciary ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — It's the last thing a nervous consumer and a fragile economy needed: a confidence-killing nosedive on Wall Street. Americans struggling with lean wages, job insecurity and high gasoline prices have seen a 15-percent plunge in stock prices ...Read More »
CHICAGO — Even after the jolt of the Great Recession, a new study finds that most Americans are not financially prepared for an emergency. A survey released Monday by financial data publisher Bankrate.com found that only 24 percent of consumers ...Read More »
In 2007, the public interest and policy problem solving organization, Pew Charitable Trusts, began its Safe Credit Card Project to help level the credit card playing field. “Originally, our idea was to find an industrywide solution,” Pew senior communications officer Kip Patrick said.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday made it harder for consumers to band together to fight corporations when they want to dispute their contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services.Read More »