Consumer

Michelle Singletary: After data breach, more questions than answers

I finally made it in. After numerous checks of my email, spam folder and a very unhelpful call with a customer representative, I was able to register for the free credit monitoring service offered by Equifax following its massive data breach, which affected 143 million consumers. Through its service TrustedID Premier, I can view my Equifax credit report as well ...

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Consumer commission directs Unitech to refund Rs 41 lakh to buyer

New Delhi: The top consumer commission has asked real estate firm Unitech Ltd to refund over Rs 41 lakh to a buyer, who had booked a property in one of its projects, saying the realtor had indulged in unfair trade practice. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has asked the company to refund Rs 41,15,320, to Haryana resident D K Mathur, saying “the allottee ...

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UK private sector growth eases as consumer-facing businesses battle tightening purse strings

Growth in the UK’s private sector eased slightly during the three months to September, according to the latest Growth Indicator from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The composite measure based on 728 respondents across the distribution, manufacturing and service sectors showed a balance of +11 per cent of firms reporting a rise in output, compared to +14 per cent ...

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Is Alexa spying on us? We’re too busy to care – and we might regret that – Tech News

WASHINGTON: It’s an experience every computer or smartphone user has had. After downloading new software or an app, a window pops up with a legal agreement.  At the bottom is an “I agree” button. One click, and it’s gone.  Most users have no clue what they’ve agreed to.  That single action can empower software developers to extract reams of personal ...

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A more consumer-friendly way to get food facts

By LAUREN SMITHHave you ever looked at the nutrition facts on your favorite food item and felt a little overwhelmed with all the small words and numbers? I know I have!With this in mind, the over-20-year-old panel has been given a makeover. The Food and Drug Administration has made changes to the panel to be more consumer friendly.The new design ...

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Ethan Allen Interiors Inc Risk Points versus Consumer Staples

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc Risk Points versus Consumer Staples Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (NYSE:ETH) Risk Points versus Consumer Staples (XLP) Date Published: 2017-10-1 PREFACE This is a scatter plot analysis of the critical risk points from the option market for Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (NYSE:ETH) compared to its own past and the Consumer Staples ETF. ...

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Consumer Reports: How to pick safer cleaning supplies | Business

Cleaning is meant to make your home a healthier place, getting rid of accumulated dust, mold and mildew. But some of the sprays, powders and foams you use to get the job done may not be so good for you, notes Consumer Reports. One reason: Many household-cleaning products now incorporate ingredients once reserved for hospitals and health care institutions. But ...

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Govt committed to protecting consumers’ rights — Agricultural Ministry

Govt committed to protecting consumers’ rights — Agricultural Ministry Saturday, September 30, 2017 ‘); } else { $(“.fotorama-caption”).addClass(“remove_caption”); } }) .fotorama(); KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, says the Government remains committed to creating the legislative framework to protect consumers’ rights, while increasing their confidence in the business environment. ...

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