(WASHINGTON) -- Biden administration Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar delivered a forceful defense of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday during a heated Supreme Court argument over the constitutionality of the agency's funding and its future as a bulwark against predatory financial services.She faced off... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Amid the high cost and rising popularity of drugs used for weight loss like Ozempic, Mounjaro and Wegovy, pharmacists and medical doctors are warning consumers about some websites that sell discounted versions of the drugs.When a consumer orders a drug online,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers about possible entrapment hazards in Baby Trend Sit N' Stand Double and Ultra strollers after one death was reported.The agency and stroller manufacturer announced Thursday that model numbers beginning with "SS76"... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Shoppers spent a record $5.29B this Thanksgiving, according to Adobe Analytics -- a figure up 2.9% year-over-year.Adobe Analytics’s report on record spending may be surprising to some, as the economy is at an inflation level not seen in the last 40... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The District of Columbia filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, team owner Daniel Snyder, the National Football League and league commissioner Roger Goodell, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced Thursday.The defendants are being sued "for collusion to deceive residents... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- U.S. consumer confidence rose more than expected this month, extending a rebound in sentiment that began with a jump in August.The growing confidence in the U.S. economy defies recession fears on Wall Street less than a week after the Federal Reserve... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A hotter-than-expected inflation report on Tuesday sent the stock market tumbling.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1,200 points, which amounted to a nearly 4% drop, making it the index's worst day since June 2020. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 —... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Inflation eased slightly last month, according to the latest figures released Wednesday by the Labor Department.The Consumer Price Index rose 8.3% in April compared to the same time period last year -- a drop from the 8.5% increase in March.Month-to-month, prices were... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When the Volkswagen ID. Buzz goes on sale in the U.S., consumers may be seduced by the microbus' nostalgic design and electric powertrain. They may also become enamored with its three passenger rows."It's a family hauler, a people mover ... a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Raising membership fees can generally be chalked up as "the price of doing business." But as inflation, demand and supply chain issues continue to dictate an increase in prices, consumers are left to consider the value of using services like grocery... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The prices Americans pay for a basket of goods and services continued to climb rapidly last month, according to new government data.The consumer price index -- a key measure of inflation -- surged 7.5% over the last 12 months, the Labor Department... Read More.
Many cities in Snohomish County currently have fireworks bans in place, including Brier, Goldbar, Everett and Edmonds, to name a few.For the tenth year in a row, South County Fire asked Snohomish County Council to consider a proposal on a ban of fireworks in... Read More.