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1/5/2017
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Uber moves its robot car testing to Arizona instead of getting the necessary permits to test them in California. Consumer Watchdog says Uber did it to avoid having to release its crash reports.
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1/5/2017
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A California lawmaker doesn’t want operators of self-driving vehicles sneaking their cars on the road without permission. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco Thursday proposed fines as high as $25,000 per vehicle per day for any company testing...
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1/5/2017
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Notwithstanding the fact that DWP kept the lights on in Los Angeles while Enron left the rest of the state in the dark back in 2000, there are a number of people who believe the city-owned utility sucks big time and is in dire need of a major overhaul. Among them is...
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1/5/2017
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California-based advocacy group Consumer Watchdog publicly asked Uber to release test data surrounding its autonomous vehicle program and called on the mobility giant to go on-record regarding its plans to address several challenges currently faced by driverless...
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1/4/2017
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Reporter Randy Paige talks with Consumer Watchdog's Jerry Flanagan about what consumers should know about the coming battle over changes with the Affordable Care Act.
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1/4/2017
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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power introduced a new "Customer Bill of Rights" on Tuesday. The so-called Bill of Rights still needs to be reviewed and approved by the department's board of commissioners (which should happen on January 17), but...
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1/3/2017
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Convenient stored passwords imperil privacy; Passwords on shared devices can be snooping spouses' best ally   James Phills uncovered details about his estranged wife's romance with his boss through private Facebook messages he wasn't meant to see. The...
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12/30/2016
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Embattled, embroiled and entangled, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is about to get a significant change at the top. Two of its five commissioners are stepping down after serving their respective six-year terms and Gov. Jerry Brown appointed their...
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12/30/2016
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Top Republicans say a medical malpractice crisis is threatening U.S. health care: Frivolous lawsuits are driving up malpractice insurance premiums and forcing physicians out of business. Doctors and hospitals live in fear of litigation, ordering excessive tests and...
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12/29/2016
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A banking scandal, exploding phones and the ongoing roller coaster of PG&E rate changes were among the top stories raising the ire of consumers this years. Perhaps the worst was the Wells Fargo bank scandal in which employees secretly opened millions of bogus...