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3/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Transamerica along with other insurers have upped costs on in-force policies as they've had to contend with persistently low interest rates Transamerica Life Insurance Co. has been sued for raising the cost of insurance on some universal life insurance contracts,...
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3/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Jamie Court with Consumer Watchdog explains how companies need to provide more protection for employees' personal and financial information after Lamps Plus employees' financial tax info was stolen.
News Story
3/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Insurance companies have the same problem everyone else does -- poor return on their investments. With their investment portfolios lagging, insurers are jacking up premiums, a tactic that is not going down well with consumers. In the latest skirmish, a federal lawsuit...
News Story
3/22/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Automated vehicles will learn everything about you—and influence your behavior in ways you might not even realize. Allow me to join you, if I may, on your morning commute sometime in the indeterminate future. Here we are, stepping off the curb and into the...
News Story
3/22/2016
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As corporate profit reports rolled in this winter from the gasoline refining industry, the case for gas price gouging grew steadily stronger. Start with the profits of the largest refiners operating in California. Then proceed to strange activities by an oil tanker,...
News Story
3/17/2016
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Nearly every American car would be equipped with automatic emergency braking within six years under an “unprecedented” pact announced Thursday between federal regulators and the auto industry. The agreement was reached between the U.S. National Highway...
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3/16/2016
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WASHINGTON: Google, Lyft and auto industry executives have urged lawmakers to help create a regulatory fast lane to help the deployment of self-driving cars. In testimony at a Senate hearing, representatives of General Motors and auto-equipment maker Delphi touted...
News Story
3/15/2016
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SAN BRUNO, CA -- Gov. Jerry Brown's top aide - a former PG&E executive - influenced the governor's decisions for appointments to the powerful and tarnished state Public Utilities Commission to prop up PG&E's stock, a consumer group claimed on Monday...
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3/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Gov. Jerry Brown has tried for many months to ignore the growing scent of corruption now afflicting his administration, instead pushing the worldwide battle against climate change even as he virtually ignored the world's largest methane leak while it spewed...
News Story
3/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Google, Lyft and industry executives are urging lawmakers to help create a 'regulatory fast lane' to help push through the development of self-driving cars - as experts warn they will kill. At a Senate hearing, representatives of General Motors and Delphi...