Tag: Consumer affairs

Paycheck advance apps: What to know before you download

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Paycheck advance apps let users borrow a small amount of their expected earnings, usually in exchange for a small fee, and repay it on...

How to ease out of mortgage forbearance, avoid foreclosure

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American homeowners were given more opportunity to hit pause on their mortgage payments because of the financial ravages of the pandemic, but that relief...

Consumer watchdog agency rediscovers its teeth under Biden

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NEW YORK — The nation's consumer watchdog is signaling a more aggressive approach toward the financial services sectors after a few years of being...

Judge: Kushner’s apartment company violated consumer laws

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BALTIMORE — A judge in Maryland has ruled that an apartment company co-owned by Jared Kushner, former President Donald Trump's son-in-law, repeatedly violated state...

China probes takeout firm Meituan over antitrust behavior

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HONG KONG — China‚Äôs market regulator said Monday it has launched a probe into suspected monopolistic behavior by food delivery firm Meituan. ...

Apple’s iPhone privacy clampdown arrives after 7-month delay

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SAN RAMON, Calif. — Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on...

How struggling households can get federal rental assistance

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An estimated 8.8 million Americans are behind on their rent, according the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While relief efforts have staved off some of...

Florida House overwhelmingly approves consumer privacy bill

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the...

Florida House overwhelmingly approves consumer privacy bill

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the...

Consumer privacy push in Florida limps forward

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Big Data won a key concession from Florida lawmakers Tuesday when it persuaded a legislative committee to defang a proposal advertised...