Stories tagged: consumer
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 5:41 p.m.
Mulvaney insists consumer watchdog still doing its job
Mick Mulvaney tried Wednesday to reassure Democrats on a House finance panel that he’s committed to punishing unscrupulous financial companies, while agreeing with Republicans that the watchdog agency he runs …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Under Trump, a voice for the American consumer goes silent
In the 135 days since the Trump administration took control of the nation’s consumer watchdog agency, it has not recorded a single enforcement action against banks, credit card companies, debt …
Wed., March 7, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
U.S. consumer borrowing growth slows to $13.9 billion
American consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in January, as the category that covers credit cards recorded the smallest increase in three years.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
DNA kits raise security concerns
As DNA tests proliferate, though, some experts worry that consumers may be getting a bad bargain. They say DNA data may fall into the wrong hands, betraying consumers and even …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Pfizer considers consumer business sale
Pfizer may be done selling ChapStick, Advil, Robitussin and other brands that people can buy without a prescription.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
U.S. retail sales hit seven-month high in July
Consumers went out shopping in a big way in July, pushing up retail sales by the largest amount in seven months.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Uber settles with FTC over allegations it failed to protect customer data
Uber has agreed to settle accusations by America’s top consumer protection agency that the ride-hailing company failed to protect consumers’ sensitive data, a misstep that allegedly allowed employees to access …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Consumer confidence highest since 2001
Consumers’ views on current conditions hit the highest level since July 2001, while expectations for the future rebounded after a slight dip in June.
Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Cheaper gas, wireless plans keep U.S. inflation in check
WASHINGTON – Lower costs for gas, airline tickets, new and used cars and wireless mobile phone plans kept U.S. consumer prices flat in June, evidence that inflation remains muted. The …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
China’s smaller cities fueling a $9.7 trillion consumer market
The lower-tier cities, as Morgan Stanley defines them, make up 59 percent of the nation’s nominal gross domestic product and 70 percent of total urban population by place of registration.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Trump’s America faces a $13 trillion consumer debt hangover
Americans faced with lackluster income growth have been financing more of their spending with debt instead. There are early signs that loan burdens are growing unsustainably large for borrowers with …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Senators push for detailed Wells Fargo investigation
Senate Democrats have written to Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressing the Justice Department to specifically investigate the actions of senior Wells Fargo officials in the recently revealed scandal about fake …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2010
Printer cartridge makers come under fire
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An ounce of filet mignon can cost you $1 at your grocery store, and the butcher won’t hesitate to quote you the price. But the cost …