Regulators are taking a look at five companies offering the fast-growing “buy now, pay later” credit. Orders to collect information on the risks and benefits of these loans went to Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna, PayPal, and Zip.
Walmart is being charged with illegal disposal of hazardous waste by the California Attorney General’s Office and 12 district attorneys. For six years, Walmart violated the state's environmental laws by disposing of hazardous waste products at local landfills that aren’t equipped or authorized to receive this waste.
Target is recalling about 174,300 letters to Santa decorative mailboxes. The mail slot on the mailbox can be sharp, posing a laceration hazard. Target has received nine reports of sharp mail slot openings and seven incidents of lacerations with three requiring medical attention.
Devastating tornadoes in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri have put thousands of people in need. If you’re looking for ways to help, make sure that scammers don’t trick you into wasting your money and good intentions.
If you’re shipping holiday cards and gifts for Christmas, Dec. 25, or Kwanzaa, Dec. 26–Jan. 1, or other holiday traditions, it’s a time to make a plan to get your packages mailed. The deadline for mailing packages through the U.S. Postal Service to arrive by Dec. 25 is tomorrow, Dec. 15.
E-filliate is recalling about 301,800 wireless earphones that can overheat while charging or in use, posing burn and fire hazards. E-filliate has received 61 reports of the earphones overheating during charging or use, including five reports of fire and four reports of minor burn injuries.
The Most Thoughtful Societies Index examines a range of factors related to thoughtfulness, such as volunteering rates, charitable donations, and support for the elderly to identify the most considerate societies in the world. It's prepared by the mypostcard.com.
Keep an eye on your financial institution because regulator found errors in examination of consumer transactions
In its role to check on financial institutions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that some violated federal law in the first half of 2021. “Today’s report reveals that irresponsible or mismanaged firms harmed Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic," said CFPB Director Rohit Chopra.
About 40,000 people reported losing $148 million in gift cards to scammers during the first nine months of 2021, a number that has increased each year for the past several years. Since 2018, gift cards have been the most frequently reported payment method for fraud.
Vyera Pharmaceuticals and a former CEO, Kevin Mulleady, entered into an agreement Tuesday with the New York Attorney General’s Office to end anticompetitive behavior in the pricing of a drug to treat toxoplasmosis. The agreement also requires the company to pay up to $40 million and bans Mulleady from the pharmaceutical industry for seven years.