It was a historic event. Thousands of people came to the Washington state capital for the Women’s March on Saturday to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump, what he’s said in the past, and his possible policies.
TCF National Bank is being sued for tricking consumers into costly overdraft services. Banks can’t charge overdraft fees on debit purchases and ATM withdrawals without a consumer’s consent.
TCF designed its application process to hide the fees and make overdraft seem a requirement for new customers to open an account, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday. The bureau also said that TCF adopted a loose definition of consent for existing customers to opt into the service and pushed back on any customer who questioned the process.
“Today we are suing TCF for tricking consumers into costly overdraft services in order to preserve its bottom line,” said Richard Cordray, director of the bureau. "TCF bulldozed its way through protections against automatic overdraft enrollment and then celebrated its unusual sign-up success.”
Uber has agreed to a $20 million settlement related to charges that the company made false or unsupported claims about its drivers’ likely income and the benefits of its Vehicle Solutions Program, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.
The FTC said Uber made misleading claims about the annual and hourly wages its drivers were likely to earn. For example, Uber’s website claimed that the median yearly income for Uber drivers in New York is $90,000. In addition, Uber ads in Boston and Philadelphia claimed that the average driver would “make $25/hour,” while San Diego and Phoenix drivers could expect to make $20/hour.
Most of Uber’s drivers weren’t likely to earn the claimed annual and hourly wages, according to the FTC.
Western Union has known for years that scammers were using its system to commit huge amounts of fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Even when faced with evidence that many of its agents were committing fraud, Western Union kept taking people’s money and sending it to scammers. The company has sent billions in fraud-related transfers since January 2004.
About 200 people gathered Friday morning on the steps of the capitol in Olympia, Washington, to peacefully protest the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
High school and community college students and others urged the audience to organize and resist efforts to discriminate against immigrants, minorities, women, the disabled, and the elderly. Some spoke of treating people with love to get the best results and not give in to hate.
One high school student said:
We will not sit and complain. We will serve our communities. We will not isolate ourselves. We will reach out to our neighbors and friends who need us most. We will not cry and lie down, but instead we will smile and stand up. We will march on and find what we truly believe in and what we’re made of, whether we’re made of something flimsy and bendable or stubborn and strong. We are here to show the world the difference between right and wrong, and refuse to quit and be on the wrong side of history.
Hand-lettered signs saying, “Not my president,” were sprinkled throughout the crowd.
Navient, the nation’s largest servicer of federal and private student loans, is being sued for systematically and illegally failing borrowers at every stage of repayment.
For years, Navient, formerly part of Sallie Mae, created obstacles to repayment by providing bad information, processing payments incorrectly, and failing to act when borrowers complained, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday.
Through shortcuts and deception, the company also illegally cheated many struggling borrowers out of their rights to lower repayments, which caused them to pay much more than they had to for their loans.
Everyone agrees. It’s in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s My Plate food plan. It’s in Weight Watchers, the Biggest Loser Diet, the Atkins Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, vegetarian diets, and many other diets and food plans. Eat more vegetables.
Fortunately, I love most vegetables. However, due to a busy schedule, I don’t always get them prepared and eaten.
Here are some tips I’ve recently come up with for eating more vegetables:
Buy spinach that’s been washed and trimmed.
I used to buy spinach at my local co-op that needed to be washed and trimmed. Sometimes it didn’t get prepared, and I had to throw it away. The co-op also has organic bulk spinach that’s been washed. It’s much easier to use. I wash it again when I get home. I also buy 1 pound containers of organic spinach at Costco.
Last week, I had fun going to the Inaugural Ball for Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.
With Donald Trump set to be become president Friday, I appreciate so much that we have a governor in our state who supports consumer and environmental protection, health care insurance for all, education at all levels, clean energy, transportation funding, and more.
The ball was great celebration. I found a good spot to take photos during the program and got a lot of nice photos from the entire event.
In summoning a generation to recognize the universal threat of injustice anywhere, Dr. King's example has proven that those who love their country can change it.
A foot soldier for justice and a giant of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King lifted the quiet hopes of our nation with the powers of his voice and pen. Whether behind his pulpit in Montgomery, at a podium on the National Mall, or from his jail cell in Birmingham, he beckoned us toward justice through non-violent resistance and oratory skill.
Toyota is recalling another 543,000 vehicles in the United States due to defective airbags made by the Takata Corp., the company said Friday.
Honda announced Tuesday it’s recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. due to defective airbags.
Takata pled guilty to criminal charges Friday for failing to disclose problems with its airbag inflators. The inflators, which relied on ammonium nitrate as their primary propellant, had some failures, including ruptures, during testing. However, Takata submitted false information to auto manufacturers to cover up the defects, according to court documents.