March 6, 2017—We don’t doubt that a lack of online pricing information by funeral homes hurts consumers. Now we know just how much that it does.
Aug. 4, 2016—Mars Petcare, which makes Eukanuba brand dog food, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of false advertising.
Feb. 16, 2016—When we took a look at the emerging consumer market for 3-D printers, we came away unimpressed with the devices as a useful household tool for a variety of reasons, including price.
Feb. 16, 2016—Your kid’s birthday is coming and you don’t have a good idea for a gift? You can always buy him/her a Tesla. Seriously.
Oct. 30, 2015—Food and Drug Administration initiated its first attempt to ban retailers who violate rules on selling tobacco products from selling those products.
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.
March 17, 2015—Google, which famously differentiated itself from Apple by allowing developers of mobile applications to post apps without a review process, changed its policy.
March 2, 2015—If you believe that your child can’t buy electronic cigarettes online, you should think again.
Feb. 27, 2015—Toymaker Wicked Cool Toys baked up a contraption that could revolutionize the way that consumers enjoy Girl Scout Cookies.
Feb. 26, 2015—Nickelodeon will introduce a mobile subscription service that’s aimed at preschoolers on March 5, 2015.
Feb. 25, 2015—Consumer Product Safety Commission approved a federal safety standard for frame child carriers that will make a voluntary standard mandatory as early as summer 2016.
Feb. 24, 2015—A study found that introducing peanut products into the diet of infants who were at high risk of developing a peanut allergy led to an 81 percent reduction in the subsequent development of the allergy.
Feb. 23, 2015—Anyone who has free time and imagination can find himself/herself at the bottom of some interesting rabbit holes while he/she explores the depths of YouTube. This reality isn’t lost on Google, which unveiled its YouTube Kids mobile application.
Feb. 19, 2015—President Barack Obama unveiled an initiative that’s designed to encourage U.S. families to visit national parks.
Feb. 17, 2015—Mattel’s Barbie doll has held the attention of children around the world for nearly six decades. Soon, the iconic toy will be able to hold a conversation.
Feb. 16, 2015—Beginning today, electronics retailer Best Buy has a wedding registry for couples whose tastes might be a bit more technical than candlesticks and embroidered napkins.
Feb. 10, 2015—In a finding that doesn’t surprise us, energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in children.
Feb. 3, 2015—Borrowers who took out Corinthian Colleges’ high-cost loans will have an immediate 40 percent reduction in the outstanding amount that they owe. CFPB says eligible borrowers will be notified and will receive the relief automatically.
Jan. 23, 2015—Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant should be cautious about taking prescription painkillers, according to a report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dec. 2, 2014—Toy-related injuries to children increased nearly 40 percent since 1990, according to a study that was published online in Clinical Pediatrics.