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Watch out for scams if you want to donate to help people in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Due to Hurricane Fiona, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and nearby Caribbean islands have experienced floods, power outages, home damages, and lack of safe water and other necessities. After Hurricane Maria five years ago and the loss of 3,000 lives, many people want to help Hurricane Fiona victims. Read more →

Watch out for forced arbitration clauses in the fine print of financial contracts and transactions

Most consumers don’t know they have “agreed” to give up their rights when they sign a contract that requires arbitration, and that banks or companies nearly always win because arbitration favors business interests, a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB reports. Read more →

Did you enjoy the Emmy Awards Monday?

I don’t watch much television. Although I analyze the Academy Award nominated movies each year for violence and sexism, I think TV, generally, is a wasteland. I listen to National Public Radio during the day, then try to find something on cable TV to watch in the evening that isn’t too violent. Read more →

Best wishes on Labor Day

On Labor Day, the day when we recognize the value of American workers, it’s positive that things for workers are better right now. Covid-19 contributed to the Great Resignation of 2021, during which record numbers of people quit their jobs. A recent survey shows that one-third of workers are still looking for a new job. Read more →

Two PFAS, ‘forever chemicals,’ to be designated as hazardous by EPA

The EPA said Friday it will designate the two most commonly detected toxic “forever chemicals” – chemicals found in cookware, fast food wrappers, stain-resistant furniture and carpets, water-repellant clothing, and cosmetics that have been linked to cancer and other health problems – as hazardous substances. Read more →

The new Inflation Reduction Act will benefit consumers in many ways

It seems like a miracle. The Democrats finally came together and passed major legislation to benefit American consumers. It’s called the Inflation Reduction Act. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said the law will have a lasting impact on the planet and will help lower costs for Americans across our country. Read more →

Cars top the list of 2021 consumer complaints in a survey, again

Every year, consumer agencies and groups report on the top consumer complaints of the previous year. Often, auto complaints top the lists. That’s the result being reported by the Consumer Federation of America. Auto sales and repairs are the No. 1 category of complaints made to local and state consumer agencies in 2021. Read more →

Corporations are fighting to derail Biden’s inflation fighting measures while they continue excessive price hikes, watchdog group says

As the Senate considers the Inflation Reduction Act, corporations that have profiteered throughout the pandemic are getting worried that they may have to pay their fair share in taxes, a corporate watchdog group Accountable.US said in its weekly newsletter. Read more →

The unhealthiest chain restaurant meals for 2022 receive Xtreme Eating Awards

I haven’t been eating out during the pandemic. However, since my daughter and her family are visiting from Spain, I said I would go out to eat if we could eat outside. What struck me during the few meals we’ve had at restaurants is that they continue to serve such large portions. Read more →