• FEDS ACCUSE PAYPAL OF
    DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING
    • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges PayPal illegally signing up customers for its online credit service PayPal Credit (formerly known as Bill Me Later). The company agreed to pay $25 million in fines and refunds.


FEDS TARGET 'TROUBLING PRACTICES' IN COLLEGE DEBIT CARD MARKET
The U.S. Department of Education plans to regulate the growing use of debit cards by the nation's colleges and universities. Critics say these campus cards often have with a variety of steep fees.
 

FEDS LAUNCH INQUIRY INTO STUDENT LOAN DEBT
While many banks are doing a better job of disclosing account fees, terms and conditions, a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts finds that these documents are often extremely long and unintelligible.
 

PODCAST: YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS ARE AT RISK
Also: Dealing with debt collectors, and learn how your dog sees the world with the creator of Dognition.
 

BANKS HAVE ROOM TO IMPROVE CHECKING ACCOUNT FEE DISCLOSURES
While many banks are doing a better job of disclosing account fees, terms and conditions, a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts finds that these documents are often extremely long and unintelligible.
 

NEW REPORT: THE RISK OF MEDICAL IDENTITY THEFT GROWS
A surge in data breaches and criminal attacks is exposing millions of patients' medical records, according to a new study. The problem is getting worse, but the healthcare industry is not prepared to deal with it.
 

PODCAST: EXPERT LAWN AND GARDEN TIPS
Also: Food dyes and ADHD, the best time to buy airline tickets, how to crate-train your cat and gasoline credit cards.
 

WE'LL SPEND MORE ON MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY
Mothers across the country can expect to get a greeting card, a nice brunch and some special gifts on Sunday.
 

WHY HAS MOBILE BANKING GROWTH STALLED?
Those who don’t bank this way often cite security concerns, such as data interception, phone hacking or what might happen if the phone is lost or stolen.
 

PODCAST: SURVEY RATES U.S. AIRLINES & HOTELS
Also: Consumer Reports tests shrimp and finds some serious problems, the facts about Alzheimer’s, using pheromones to calm your pet & major bicycle recall.
 

MILLIONS OF CELL PHONES TRACKED WITH NO WAY TO OPT-OUT
The FTC alleges a retail tracking company violated their privacy policy. The company promised that it would always allow consumers to opt-out of being tracked at any retailer using its technology, but the FTC complaint says that wasn’t done.

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