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Stories with subject: Consumer protection and advocacy
  • Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 6:48 pm

    Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

  • North Carolina considers law regulating virtual currencies 
    Updated: May-25-15 11:19 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Legislators in America's second-largest banking center are considering regulations for Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

  • Nevada utility regulators facing big decision on Switch bid 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:46 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Power industry experts are challenging a Public Utilities Commission of Nevada legal memo issued this month that critiques a Las Vegas tech company for wanting to sever its ties with the main power supplier in the state, NV Energy.

  • Judge won't reopen RadioShack intellectual property auction 
    Updated: May-20-15 6:11 pm

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday refused to reopen a disputed auction for the sale of RadioShack's intellectual property, including trademarks and data on some 67 million customers of the electronics retailer.

  • House panel votes to repeal country-origin meat labeling law story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 4:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

  • USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 5:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.

  • Sally Beauty confirms second data breach 
    Updated: May-14-15 8:13 am

    DENTON, Texas - The Sally Beauty chain confirmed Thursday that it has suffered its second data breach in just over two years.

  • AG sues landlord for unsafe homes, some rented to refugees 
    Updated: May-12-15 6:58 pm

    PITTSBURGH - A western Pennsylvania landlord rented unsafe and uninhabitable apartments, many of them to Bhutanese refugees, and violated state consumer protection laws in the process, the state attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

  • Kilmartin warns consumers of fake tech support scam 
    Updated: May-09-15 1:40 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's attorney general is warning about the resurgence of a scam where consumers receive unsolicited phone calls from individuals claiming to be technical support staff from a virus protection software company.

  • New York issues 1st charter for virtual currency exchange 
    Updated: May-07-15 4:02 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York regulators have granted their first charter under the state's banking law for a commercial exchange for virtual currency to itBit Trust Company LLC. It can begin operating immediately.

  • Oxfam America presses SEC on drafting disclosure regulations 
    Updated: May-06-15 8:53 pm

    BOSTON - The aid group Oxfam America is pressing federal officials to draft regulations aimed at requiring U.S.-listed oil, gas, and mining companies to publish what they pay to governments for access to natural resources in foreign countries.

  • EU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 10:32 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.