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Consumers Allege Venmo Swiped $3,000, Even Though They Never Had Accounts

Illustration by Sam Woolley The PayPal-owned app Venmo has grown tremendously in the past couple of years as a way to share money between friends. But as with all financial services, consumers have had a few complaints, according to documents recently obtained by Gizmodo. I received the complaints through a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the Federal Trade ...

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Bernie Sanders: Carrier’s Move To Mexico ‘Betrayal’ To Consumers, Workers

Bernie Sanders joined Carrier workers in Indianapolis on Friday to protest the company’s planned move to Monterrey, Mexico. The company is planning on laying off 1,400 workers in Indianapolis — and 2,100 overall — in order to save $ 65 million per year. United Technologies, which owns Carrier, met with United Steel Workers union representatives who attempted to negotiate away ...

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The Honest Company: Jessica Alba’s Company Sued By Organic Consumers Association Over Organic Formula Concerns

Jessica Alba’s company, The Honest Company, is being sued by the non-profit organization Organic Consumers Association over concerns about their organic infant formula. According to a press release, posted on the association’s website, The Honest Company and The Hain Celestial Group, the maker of Earth’s Best infant and toddler formula, are being sued for falsely labeling their products organic when ...

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Obama wants more choices for consumers using cable boxes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] President Obama threw his weight Friday behind an effort to give consumers more choice when it comes to the cable boxes. Daily News – Politics

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7 Spending Trends That Speak Volumes About U.S. Consumers

Filed under: Spending Getty By Krystal Steinmetz How we spend our hard-earned money can be quite revealing. “To some extent, we are what we buy,” explains Money. Some products experience surging sales after a strong marketing campaign, a dramatic shift in price or the endorsement of a popular celebrity – have you heard of the “Oprah Effect”? But often the ...

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7 Spending Trends That Speak Volumes About U.S. Consumers

Filed under: Spending Getty By Krystal Steinmetz How we spend our hard-earned money can be quite revealing. “To some extent, we are what we buy,” explains Money. Some products experience surging sales after a strong marketing campaign, a dramatic shift in price or the endorsement of a popular celebrity – have you heard of the “Oprah Effect”? But often the ...

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These Are U.S. Consumers’ Top 5 Complaints

Filed under: Consumer Issues Getty By Krystal Steinmetz Americans sure have a lot to gripe about these days – from problems with banks or their wireless provider to being victimized by scams run by impostors. The Federal Trade Commission received more than 3.08 million consumer complaints in 2015. For the first time in 15 years, the FTC received more debt-collection ...

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Consumers’ View of Economy Slips From 11-Year High

Filed under: Economic Indicators, GDP, Economy, This Built America Lynne Sladky/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly fell in February from an 11-year high amid worries over slowing economic growth, suggesting a recent weakness in spending might last for a while. The ebb in sentiment came despite strong job gains over the last three months, signs of ...

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