• BUSINESSES WANT CONGRESS
    TO WEAKEN ROBOCALL LAWS
    • We hate robocalls. Companies realize this – and yet, they're asking Congress to reduce the possible penalties for making illegal robocalls. Consumer groups vow that isn't going to happen with a fight.

PODCAST: CONSUMER REPORTS RATES SUNSCREENS
Also: Dealing with student loan debt, the facts about underwear, crooks target medical records and how to train your dog to stop jumping.
 
CYBER ATTACKS AND NEGLIGENCE LEAD TO RISE IN MEDICAL DATA BREACHES
America's healthcare organizations are not doing enough to deal with the growing threat, according to a new report. These breaches are increasingly costly and frequent, and continue to put patient data at risk for use by identity thieves.
 
PODCAST: TOP-RATED GARDEN CENTERS
Also: Scammers try to get paid via iTunes cards, TSA security delays, used car bargains, ways to waste less food & Consumer Reports looks at pet insurance.
 
NOW MIGHT BE THE RIGHT TIME TO BUY OR LEASE A USED CAR
Right now, you'll find a larger selection of late-model vehicles on the lot - and in some cases, pay less than expected. You might even be able to lease a fairly low-mileage pre-owned vehicle.
 
PODCAST: AMERICA'S OVERUSE OF ADDICTIVE PAIN PILLS
Also: Alaska Airlines merger with Virgin America, real estate title scams, mandatory arbitration clauses & helping dogs who don’t want to ride in the car.
 
AMERICANS ARE SAVING MORE, BUT CREDIT CARD DEBT IS GROWING
We’re doing a better job of saving, but more Americans are running up credit card debt that they can't pay off at the end of the month. Carrying a balance is costly and a warning sign that the family budget needs adjusting.
 
PODCAST: AMERICA'S TOP-RATED AIRLINES & HOTELS
Also: You don’t need to buy a hybrid vehicle to get great gas mileage, tips on buying Mother’s Day flowers, 2016 financial literacy survey, the dangers of powdered caffeine and top-rated lawnmowers.
 
ONLINE PAYDAY LOANS HAVE 'HIDDEN COSTS' REPORT SAYS
Payday lenders have opened shop online – and that's created a new set of problems for borrowers, according to a new federal report. The study found that bank penalty fees and account closures are a significant and hidden cost to payday loans.
 
PODCAST: WHY SO MANY FEEL FINANCIALLY INSECURE
Also: Cord cutting is not always that easy, preventing animal cruelty, author of A Big FAT Crisis says willpower alone is not enough and Washington’s CARE Act.
 
BEST PREPAID DEBIT CARDS AS RATED BY CONSUMER REPORTS
Prepaid cards have gotten much better in the last few years, but Consumer Reports says some still have high and unexpected fees. The editors looked at 20 cards to find the best.

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