Dec. 4, 2013—Consumer complaints about unwanted telemarketing calls in 2013 decreased from the previous year for just the second time since Federal Trade Commission began to track such data 10 years ago.
Dec. 6, 2013—A genetic-testing company that’s been hounded by Food and Drug Administration says it will continue to sell do-it-yourself DNA kits, but it no longer will provide an analysis of test results.
Dec. 4, 2013—Beauty balms and color-correcting cosmetic creams might expose users to fewer chemicals than do traditional makeup products, according to a report from Environmental Working Group, which is an environmental health research organization.
Sept. 26, 2013—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and seven other agencies issued guidelines to notify banks that reporting suspected financial elder exploitation to authorities doesn’t violate financial privacy laws.
Nov. 22, 2013—Three major wireless telecommunications companies will stop billing customers for third-party text-message services that can be used to bill consumers fraudulently and without their permission.