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News Story
11/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday defended the Department of Water and Power’s ratepayer advocate amid a watchdog group’s demands that the mayor find a new person for the job. During a segment on KNX’s “Ask the Mayor,” Garcetti said that ratepayer Fred Pickel is “advocating” for ratepayers....
News Story
3/5/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made great strides in carrying out its mission, which is to ensure consumers are fairly treated in the financial marketplace, Director Richard Cordray said Tuesday in delivering the bureau's semiannual report at a House Financial Services hearing. The bureau's qualified mortgage...
News Story
12/8/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
When you buy something at an outlet mall, do you know what you’re getting? If you think it’s a top-quality, brand-name product at a deep discount, think again. Ten years ago, that may have been true. But most brands now sell lesser-quality merchandise made just for their outlets. Whether you’re still getting a good deal depends...
Video
9/12/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
A couple is facing a foreclosure proceeding that is not legal. Banks are foreclosing in ways that circumvent the law and are taking too many shortcuts. If you find yourself in this position, there are things you can do, consult a lawyer, a bank, and if you pay bills on time, you don't have anything to be worried about, you do have to assert...