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The Consumerist

Whether in Cookies or Cars: Buyer Beware

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.22.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The stuff we buy has been shrinking, shrinking, shrinking over the years.The more companies tell consumers they love us, the more they show us that they don't. Some say that modern retail is really a 'war to con consumers.'

How to Be Your Own Consumer Advocate in Pursuit of Products and Services Promised, Speak to the Supervisor, and Still Be Nice

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Mary Crescenzo

Have you ever gotten nowhere over the phone with a manager, consumer relations person, or an automated help-line and just given up? Next time, be nice but determined on your quest for quality on the road to consumer power.

Florida Woman Camps Out More Than A Week Early For Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

One Florida woman is hoping that the earliest bird gets the worm -- or a flat screen TV as the case may be. Christine Orta of Tampa is ready to ta...

Atlanta Mayor Plans To Offer Police, Firefighters Reduced Rates On Foreclosures

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

The foreclosure crisis has left scores of U.S. homes vacant. As a result, state and federal government officials are rushing to come up with ways to ...