Report: Net-Neutrality Rollback Effort Based on False Claims

By: July 11, 2017 9:03 am
Report: Net-Neutrality Rollback Effort Based on False Claims

WASHINGTON – As the FCC takes steps to reverse net neutrality, a term for a free and open internet, researchers say a key assumption for the move does not hold water. In his argument to revisit the Obama-era rule, current FCC chairman Ajit Pai cited a paper published in an academic journal […]

Paul Ryan Says ‘Death Tax’ Hurts Small Businesses. IRS Data Shows Otherwise.

By: June 7, 2017 11:16 am
Paul Ryan Says ‘Death Tax’ Hurts Small Businesses. IRS Data Shows Otherwise.

Does the estate tax really hurt small businesses? House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks so. He revived this longstanding debate in a May 17 column in the Kenosha News, in which he defended the Republican plan to abolish the levy on inherited wealth. Ryan wrote that the “death tax” can “result […]

A Federal Regulator Is Probing Wells Fargo’s Mortgage Practices

By: June 6, 2017 10:29 am
A Federal Regulator Is Probing Wells Fargo’s Mortgage Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is conducting an investigation into alleged improprieties in Wells Fargo’s mortgage fee practices. The CFPB is looking into allegations, first reported by ProPublica in January, that the bank inappropriately charged customers fees to extend their promised interest rates when their paperwork was delayed. The CFPB […]

Key to Hot Car Deals This Summer? A Financing Plan

A consumer advice writer says car manufacturers are throwing in a lot of incentives to buy a car this summer. (Pexels/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s nearly summertime, and that means deals for buying a car are rolling in. U.S. News and World Report consumer advice writer John Vincent is based in the Northwest and said this is a great year to invest in a car. Several years of solid car sales […]

Trump, Pence announce plan to privatize air traffic control

By: June 5, 2017 10:46 am
Trump, Pence announce plan to privatize air traffic control

WASHINGTON – Together at the White House on Monday Vice President Pence announced plans to privatize the air traffic control system of the United States. Donald Trump in an unusually scripted speech said “we’re still stuck with a horrible system that doesn’t work, other than that its quite good.” “This is […]

Are Your Kids’ Toys Spying On Your Family?

By: June 1, 2017 5:09 pm
Experts warn that internet-connected toys and devices may be recording data about you without your knowledge and distributing it without your consent. (Max Kohler/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A bill to make sure your kids’ toys aren’t spying on them will have its first hearing before the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The so-called Teddy Bears and Toasters Act would require manufacturers of smart toys and devices to install privacy protections and notify consumers […]