The settlement includes consumer refunds and a hefty fine
Consumers whose cell phone bills were allegedly crammed by Jesta Digital are in for a refund. In addition to the refunds, Jesta -- which also does business as Jamster -- will pay $1.2 million to the Federal Trade Commission.
UPS blames the UPS Store for misaddressing the package and refusing to help the consumer
Last March, a Long Island, N.Y., priest -- we'll call him Father Jim -- learned the hard way not to make assumptions with UPS — or at least not with its independent franchisees.
Critics charge some governments are trying to rig the odds to maximize revenue
Municipalities that install these cameras have discovered they are a lucrative source of revenue at a time of shrinking budgets. There is a growing suspicion that cities and towns are adjusting the timing of the lights to write more tickets.
Export yourself! Americans can save time and money at European universities
Writing in the Los Angeles Times today, Aaron Rosen, a lecturer in theology and the arts at King's College London, says it's gotten easier for American students to win admission to European Union schools.
Federal examiners also find lack of “robust compliance systems”
Banks and nonbanks just aren't getting it done when it comes to mortgage servicing and following federal laws. That's the conclusion drawn by a report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Time Warner has blacked out CBS in major markets in a contract dispute
While the struggle between CBS and Time Warner Cable over license fees is an inconvenience for millions of consumers, it's turning into an attractive opportunity for Time Warner's competitors.
Treat every accident as serious and make sure it is well documented
Call the police, even if it's a minor fender bender. The main reason is to create an official record of what happened. It could be important later on.
Obamacare's marriage of regulation and competition appears to be getting results
"From Bergdorf's to Filene's" is how one official described the cost of health insurance in New York under Obamacare. New Yorkers, traditionally hard to shock, are still assimilating the news that the average individual health insurance premium will fall 50 percent next year when the Affordable Care Act takes effect.
It could be good news if you are thinking about trading yours in
Industry sources report strong sales of used light trucks through the first six months of 2013, resulting in fewer bargains on the used car lot.
Music won't only strengthen your child's cognitive skills
The next time you have to apply some rubbing alcohol to your child's cut or scrape, try playing a little music. Researchers from both Canada and the United States found that music changes the way children view pain and helps them deal with pain much better.
The all-electric Leaf has just been one headache after another for Nissan. First, everybody laughed at the idea. Then nobody bought the cars. Now Nissan can't make them fast enough.
What to do when an adult child moves back home
When the World War II generation returned from war after 1945 America faced a housing shortage. Many ex-GIs and their wives moved in with parents or in-laws out of necessity. It wasn't until housing developments like Levittown, N.Y., sprang up that they began to move out and into homes of their own.
Arguments over finances are the biggest predictor of divorce
What do you and your significant other argue about? Which team to root for, what color to paint the living room, whether to serve Coke or Pepsi? If you mostly argue about money, chances are your relationship could be headed for the rocks.
Researchers say more and more parents are using their gadgets to distract their kids
If you're a parent and you've used your tablet or smartphone to babysit your child at some point, you're not alone. Many parents do the same.
The cause isn't always easy to pin down and treatment isn't always effective
Randy Travis was admitted to a hospital for an illness called viral cardiomyopathy, which happens when a virus attacks the heart muscle and causes the heart to become enlarged and weakened. Oftentimes the condition, which can lead to heart failure, is associated with things like high blood pressure and diabetes rather than a virus, medical authorities say.