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4/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An automaker trade association warned Friday that U.S. auto safety regulators' timetable for unveiling guidance on the deployment of self-driving cars may be too aggressive. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on...
News Story
4/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

WASHINGTON, DC -- Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators to speed government approval. Even a trade association...
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4/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Consumer Watchdog on Friday called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require a steering wheel, brake and accelerator in all autonomous vehicles so a human driver can take control of a self-driving vehicle when necessary. The group asked...
News Story
4/7/2016
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As federal officials prepare to hold a public hearing Friday on self-driving cars, a consumer-advocacy group is demanding that Google explain how safe – and unsafe – its self-driving cars are. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
News Story
4/5/2016
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Arguing that broadband Internet services are increasingly necessary for everyday life, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said those services should be clearly labeled so customers know exactly what they're paying for. Service providers can make their...
News Story
4/5/2016
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The merger "would create the nation's largest insurer, which could have a significant impact on California's consumers, businesses, and the healthcare marketplace," says on consumer advocate. But few studies show "higher insurer market...
News Story
4/1/2016
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For a year, Los Angeles area motorists have seen their gasoline prices soar as high as $1.50 a gallon more than the rest of the nation following an explosion at Exxon Mobil's Torrance refinery that destroyed the plant's pollution control system and constrained...
Video
4/1/2016
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Consumer advocates support a new bill that would allow consumers to cancel their cable TV service via one click online instead of having to struggle through long calls with customer service.
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3/30/2016
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Consumer advocates say federal authorities should investigate potential price gouging of consumers by oil companies.
News Story
3/30/2016
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SAN FRANCISCO — State insurance commissioner Dave Jones continued to make his skepticism clear regarding Anthem Inc.’s proposed $54.2 billion acquisition of Cigna Corp. during a hearing here on Tuesday. Company executives faced Jones and a panel of...