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Kmart Apologizes For Layaway Debacle

The Consumerist | Mary Beth Quirk | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business

Yesterday, after we posted a story about Kmart customers who’d been told that many of the items they’d paid for on layaway had been canceled, with...

5 Websites You Should Be Glad Exist

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

It's a little hard to say, since most of my reading is via RSS feeds. But if I were to pick a few sites I couldn't live without, I'd have to go with the following.

Being a Material Girl Is All Right With Me

Shannon Bindler | Posted 07.28.2013 | Style
Shannon Bindler

I see fashion as a tool for healing. Like an acupuncturist using needles to heal her patients, I use shoes and unique life-coaching methods to work with the women who come to me for help.

Why This Pastor Tipped 50 Percent Today

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

For the record, we're not all like this pastor.So thank you for serving our food, parking our cars, steaming our milk, cleaning our rooms and doing all the stuff that many "pastors" probably couldn't or wouldn't do themselves.

Chase Bank Sent A Colorado Woman's Documents To Someone In Massachusetts

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

Thanks to JPMorgan Chase, a Colorado woman's personal information wound up in a stranger's mailbox halfway across the country. The bank sent the en...

Who's Worse: Walmart Or Paypal?

Loren Berlin | Posted 03.27.2012 | Money

While March Madness heats up and college basketball teams fight for the national title, so too are some of America's largest corporations -- except th...

WATCH: Luv's 'Poop! There It Is!' Commercial Voted Worst Ad

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.17.2011 | Parents

It turns out people don't enjoy watching animated diaper blowouts. Just announced, Luv's "Poop! There It Is!" commercial -- an ad featuring three cart...

California Man Arrested After IRS Mistakenly Deposits $110K In His Account

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.18.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected Last September, Laguna Beach resident Stephen McDow found $110,000 deposited in his bank account, courtesy of the IRS....

The Worst Company in America: The Final Four

Chris Morran | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
Chris Morran

For the third year in a row, three out of the four slots in Consumerist's Worst Company In America semifinals have been taken by the same three competitors: Bank of America, Ticketmaster and Comcast.

Jason Linkins

The Consumerist Returns For Another Year Of 'The Worst Company In America' Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hey everyone, it's March Madness time! You know what that means, right? First of all, it's the time of year where you loathe yourself for picking Du...

The Worst Ad in America

Chris Morran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Morran

On the verge of stardom is Flo, the heavily made-up, motor-mouthed ball of cheer whose bright white smile and manic love for Progressive Insurance has divided audiences.

Jason Linkins

Consumerist Launches 5th Annual 'Worst Company In America' Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Good news for people who love brackets and hate the wicked corporations of America! Consumerist, full of March Madness, has returned for a fifth year ...

Consumerist/Ctr for Media & Democracy Protect the US Against Front Groups

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

"Front groups," sometimes called "swiftboaters," are people paid by shady politicians or corporate executives to deceive citizens.

Consumerist: AIG Gets Worst Company In The World Award

Wcia 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We put AIG's Worst Company in American 2009 award in the mail today. Here is the congratulatory letter that accompanied their prize: Get HuffPost B...

Gawker Media Sells Consumerist.com To Consumer Union

New York Times | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, planned to announce on Wednesday that it had acquired Consumerist.com, a popula...