July 16, 2015—We’re aware that automobile finance companies discriminate against minorities when it comes to making loans. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Department of Justice smacked another big player for doing just that.
May 11, 2015—Keurig Green Mountain, which makes and sells single-serve coffee makers and coffee pods, will reintroduce a feature that was removed when its Keurig 2.0 coffee makers were introduced in 2014.
July 31, 2015—We’re skeptical when it comes to multibillion-dollar merger deals. Although they might be beneficial to the companies and shareholders, typically consumers get the short end of the stick as a result: less competition, less innovation and higher prices.
May 7, 2015—Flooring that contains potentially hazardous materials continues to draw scrutiny from chain retail stores, with the stores announcing plans to eliminate the sale of flooring that contains formaldehyde or phthalates.
May 1, 2015—Tesla Motors is ready to leave your garage and enter your home. Confirming reports, Tesla introduced the Powerwall, which is a lithium-ion battery that stores electricity that can be used to power your home.
July 28, 2015—Food and Drug Administration approved a medication to treat patients who have locally advanced basal cell carcinoma that has recurred after surgery or radiation therapy or who aren’t candidates for surgery or radiation therapy.
May 28, 2015—Ashworth College settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented to students that they would receive the necessary training and credentials to switch careers or get a new job and that the course credits that students earned would transfer to other schools.
Feb. 27, 2015—The company says its EXi Series lawnmower engine has improved air cleaner seals and operates at cooler temperatures than previous engines do. As a result, it never has to have its oil changed as long as consumers add oil as necessary.
Oct. 27, 2014—Toro says the TimeCutter SW Series will be available in January 2015 and the price range will be $2,999–$4,500. The ZTRs are Toro’s first that use a steering wheel rather than handlebars to turn on a dime.
July 24, 2015—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Discover Bank and its affiliates $18.5 million for illegal student-loan servicing practices. Of that amount, $16 million will go to consumer redress.