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April 2016

Firm churns out thousands of sketchy lawsuits to collect debts, agency says

Two companies, one that buys debts and another that is a debt collector, are required to stop issuing deceptive debt collection lawsuits based on flimsy or nonexistent evidence, under orders by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued Monday. The debt collection law firm Pressler & Pressler, two principal partners,... Read more →


Baby boomer bloggers write about energy, homes, fears, travel, and blogs

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #447. Sightings reports spring is finally arriving in earnest in the Northeast where he lives. With Earth Day on Friday and May Day coming up soon, boomers are writing about saving energy, designing homes,... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Chrysler cars and SUVs due to gear selection defect

Photo: FireHouseRock Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 1.1 million cars and SUVs. The gear selector is confusing, making it easy for drivers to forget to select “Park” before leaving the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle could roll away. Vehicles with electronic shift levers on their consoles have the problem.... Read more →


Volkswagen reaches ‘agreement in principle’ on diesel emissions scandal

Volkswagen will fix or buy back about 500,000 2-liter diesel cars in the United States that are equipped with faulty emission control software, under a preliminary agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board announced Thursday. Those who leased the cars will be able to cancel... Read more →


Evaluate your energy use on Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up Friday. If you need energy tips to cut your utility bills, here are suggestions from the National Resources Defense Council: Use energy efficient light bulbs When all of America's estimated 4 billion lighting sockets contain energy-saving bulbs that meet energy standards, American consumers and businesses... Read more →


Drug company to pay $125 million for health care fraud scheme

Warner Chilcott was sentenced Monday in a federal court to pay $125 million to resolve criminal and civil charges arising from the illegal promotion of some of its prescription drugs. “Doctors’ diagnoses must be based on the best interests of the patient and not swayed by lavish meals or cash... Read more →