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7/17/2017
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Antitrust and labor issues stir discontent; retail analysts skeptical Amazon's plan to gobble up Whole Foods is causing indigestion on Capitol Hill and elsewhere as critics worry the plan would be too successful or, on the other hand, not successful enough. Rep....
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7/13/2017
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For example, where are the federal regulations covering these vehicles? Even though there has been little documented consumer sentiment asking for them, automakers are moving quickly to develop autonomous cars. Testing has already begun on public roads in California,...
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7/12/2017
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The debate over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s newly-issued arbitration rule is frequently billed as a fight for consumer advocacy or against byzantine bureaucracy. But behind each side of the argument, groups with vested interests have...
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7/11/2017
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You might get a good deal now, but the company is gobbling up market share and bludgeoning competitors. Today is Prime Day: Amazon’s bid to transform paying them $99 for an annual membership into a national holiday. The Internet oligarch is blanketing the Web...
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7/11/2017
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As Democrats gear up for the 2018 election, they confront big challenges: Polls in the last election showed a general electorate that deeply distrusted the party’s leaders, while new surveys show the Democratic base has lost faith in government — and...
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7/11/2017
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A consumer advocate says it’s time to shed some light on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s screwy spending priorities.  DWP customers have borne the brunt of under investment in infrastructure, what with two recent power outages in the...
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7/10/2017
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Amazon Exaggerations? Consumers getting ready for Prime Day may be disappointed by accusations it’s exaggerating discounts, by advertising "before sale" prices that were inflated sometimes up to 70 percent. A non-profit group called the Consumer...
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7/10/2017
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John Simpson tells KCBS TV-2, Los Angeles morning news that Amazon's "list prices" are bunk and often nothing more than a deceptive sales tactic.
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7/10/2017
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(NEWS 8/AP) —  Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 30 hours this year. For the third annual Prime Day, Amazon will offer discounts and other deals in an effort to boost sales during the slower summer months. The deals are open...
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7/10/2017
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A virtual grin arose on the face of Harvey Rosenfield with the mention of Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics. The mention was made during a phone call, but the overwhelming satisfaction of a smile was easily detectible in his voice during a conversation that...