1. bajisima

    SC rules online retailer can collect sales taxes

    Online shopping will soon become more expensive, after the U.S. Supreme court ruled Thursday that states can require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes. The justices broke with 50 years' worth of legal rulings that barred the states from imposing sales taxes on most of the purchases...
  2. cpicturetaker12

    AAA AVG gallon of gas $2.97 5/25 as 54% of consumers see NO increase in take home pay

    So that would mean that the 54% of all Americans who have seen NO RAISE in their paychecks after the tax cuts (the much touted tax cuts) are in the hole by at least the amount of gas they pump each month. 600 gals a year is the average. JAN 1, gas was 2.45 a gal. x .51 a gal--that's $306...
  3. DemoWhip

    The Republican war on consumers. It's real, and Democrats must campaign against it th

    The Republican war on consumers. It's real, and Democrats must campaign against it this fall. By Ian Reifowitz ==================================================== Again, this is a great Wake-Up Call! Republicans are not on the side of the Middle Class, the Poor, the Elderly, the...
  4. DemoWhip

    How the T-Mobile and Sprint merger could impact consumers

    How the T-Mobile and Sprint merger could impact consumers By Meghan Keneally ==================================================== That is something to become well aware of if you use those two cellphone providers!
  5. HayJenn

    Senate Votes To Screw Over Consumers

    Oh yeah, this is really "draining" the swamp Senate Republicans voted on Tuesday to strike down a sweeping new rule that would have allowed millions of Americans to band together in class-action lawsuits against financial institutions. The overturning of the rule, with Vice President Mike...
  6. DemoWhip

    How the new Trumpcare bill could affect health care consumers

    In a nutshell, Trumpcare (AHCA) is going to cost a hell of a lot more than Obamacare (ACA) ever would! Consider that most Americans are not wealthy enough to be able to afford the new costs and you will quickly see why this bill is an utter failure and disaster for the American people. Of...
  7. KnotaFrayed

    Competition is GOOD for consumers.......

    So used to be the rally cry for capitalism....... Now it seems monopolies are least for those who own them. "Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism When winners are taking all, it's often time to buy the winners" Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism - MoneyBeat...
  8. MaryAnne

    Ginsburg Sides With Consumers

    Justice Ginsburg Hands Surprise Victory To Consumers Over Big Business | ThinkProgress
  9. meridian5455

    Obamacare’s Bait and Switch Has Left Consumers Scrambling in 2016

    The nine most dreadful words in the English language are, We’re from the government, and we’re here to help. The Affordable Care Act has proven this time and again since the very beginning. Every promise made to promote this program has turned out to be a lie. Politifact declared Barack Obama’s...
  10. bajisima

    Consumers shutting down as economy deflates

    "Consumers are growing increasingly uncertain regarding their future income streams and are less willing to finance today's spending with the prospect of tomorrow's improved, future earnings," Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stifel Fixed Income, said in a note to clients. "With gasoline...
  11. bajisima

    Health insurers consolidation is bad for consumers

    Very interesting op-ed in our local paper this morning by Reich. "The Supreme Court’s recent blessing of Obamacare has precipitated a rush among the nation’s biggest health insurers to consolidate into two or three behemoths. The result will be good for their shareholders and executives, but...
  12. Nicnam

    Sunscreen: Study finds consumers confused about protection

    Sunscreen: Study finds consumers confused about protection I can't stress enough how important proper sunscreen/sunblock can be...Be sure to use it yourself, on your kids and grand babies and often. I like to use Neutrogena Sunblock SPF 100, because I'm worth it and you are also.
  13. bajisima

    House votes unamimously to allow consumers to unlock cell phones

    The House unamimously voted to allow consumers the ability to unlock their cell phones which will allow them to keep a phone or purchase a phone without a designated provider. The bill heads to the Presidents desk. Yay! Cellphone unlocking bill passes Congress and heads to Obama's desk - LA...
  14. bajisima

    Rising food prices pinching consumers

    Over the past 3 months Americans have noticed food prices soaring. Various costs are being passed onto consumers. Could slow the economy come fall. "Beef, pork, poultry, eggs and milk have had the most dramatic price increases as drought, a virus outbreak and rising exports have thinned...
  15. meridian5455

    Frustrated by, some consumers buy off exchange

    NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Americans hitting roadblocks on the new U.S. government-run healthcare website have been contacting insurers directly and enrolling in plans away from the federal marketplace, representing a lost opportunity for President Barack Obama's landmark reform. Since its...
  16. Devil505

    Obamacare Is Shaping Up as a Good Deal for Consumers

    Obamacare Is Shaping Up as a Good Deal for Consumers By Rick Newman | The Exchange – 23 hours ago It might still turn out to be too complex, disruptive or dependent on government coercion. But so far, Obamacare is looking like a good deal for people who enroll. With the first phase of...
  17. meridian5455

    Banks Seen as Aid in Fraud Against Older Consumers The pitch arrived, as so many do, with a friendly cold call. Bruno Koch, 83, told the telemarketer on the line that, yes, of course he would like to update his health insurance card. Then Mr. Koch, of Newport...
  18. ptif219

    Regulation Nation: FDA rules could drive up costs for farmers, consumers Read more:

    More regulations to hurt the lower and middle class. this will hurt farmers and cause produce to become unaffordable for many Regulation Nation: FDA rules could drive up costs for farmers, consumers | Fox News
  19. Bluegrass

    Media Matters and Fox News: A Valentine's Day Story

    It has been evident for a long time now that Media Matters, a Democrat-funded "media analysis" organization, analyses Fox News far more than other mass media. And of course, they generally evade the real issues that envelope the entire U.S. mass media. One does not need a partisan organization...
  20. G

    Red states biggest consumers of Internet porn

    Is red the new green for the porn industry? A new study suggests so. Turns out the conservative “red” states might now be labeled the “red light” states because they are consuming more online porn than traditionally “blue” states. A study by the Harvard Business School found eight out of 10...