Consumer affairs

The "worst toys" for the holidays, according to safety group

BOSTON (AP) — A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 "worst...
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DOJ's lawsuit may delay California's new net neutrality law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit could delay the rollout of California's toughest-in-the country net neutrality law, which is set to take effect Jan. 1. Advocates hope California's new law to stop internet providers from favoring certain content or websites will push...
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Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers. The attackers gained the ability to "seize control" of those user accounts, Facebook said, by stealing digital keys the company uses to keep users logged in. They could do...
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APNewsBreak: Nation's top student loan official resigns

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest on Monday, citing what he says is the White House's open hostility toward protecting the nation's millions of student loan borrowers. Seth Frotman will be stepping down as student loan...
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Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs. The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing their...
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Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket. The current law authorizing operations...
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Outraged Shoppers Force Target To Discontinue 'Baby Daddy' Father's Day Cards

People are outraged after seeing a "Baby Daddy" Father's Day card while perusing the aisles in Target!
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