As credit report errors climb, advocates urge consumers to conduct “credit checkups”

As complaints of errors on credit reports surge, two consumer advocacy groups have teamed up to encourage Americans to conduct regular “credit checkups” by accessing their free credit reports as…

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Fashion resale gives brands sustainability and revenue boost. Consumers win, too.

With an eye toward sustainability and also greater profits, an increasing number of mainstream brands are telling their customers to bring back their lightly worn and used goods for store…

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Why stubborn inflation is especially painful for California consumers

A small uptick in the nationwide inflation rate last month was an unwelcome glitch for many consumers and for Washington policymakers, but it may be a more serious development for…

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Consumers spent $5.6 billion on Thanksgiving Day — but not on turkey

Americans cracked open their wallet in a big way on Thanksgiving, spending $5.6 billion on things like clothes, electronics, jewelry and toys. That’s a 5.5% increase from how much shoppers…

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FDA warns consumers against using 26 eye drop products because of infection risk

Federal regulators are warning consumers to stop using a number of over-the-counter eye drops that may pose an infection risk, marking the latest of several alerts this year against artificial…

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Costco mattresses recalled after hundreds of consumers reported mold growing on them

About 48,000 mattresses sold at Costco are under recall after hundreds of consumers reported mold growing on them, the Consumer Safety Product Commission said on Thursday.  The mattresses, sold only…

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High utility bills? California regulators must do more to protect consumers, auditor says – Press Enterprise

Electric bill shocking? Natural gas bill igniting a slow burn? Folks love to blame all that on the California Public Utilities Commission, which critics say has rarely met a rate…

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