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Time Warner Cable's Advertised $89.99 Triple Play: Now $190.77. What the F@$#X$!?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

You can never, ever get the advertised price because it doesn't include many of the fixed costs, like the set top box, not to mention it is littered with pass-throughs of the company's taxes and fees, including the cable franchise fees.

Show Me the Money: Verizon Opportunity New Jersey Fiber Optic Overcharging: Over $15 Billion and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Imagine if your business profits doubled or tripled in one year without you doing anything extra, and it stayed that way for years.

When Doctors Become Salesmen, Patients Pay the Price

David Magee | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
David Magee

I ran the numbers. My 20 percent co-pay on their inflated price was more than I would have paid had I bought it online and left my insurance company out of it. It gnawed at me.

How We Can Stop Hospitals From Over-Billing

David Belk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Belk

I think there's one thing everyone should agree on though: No matter how we end up paying for our health care, we can afford a lot more of it once we stop being overcharged so much for what we're getting.

What Safeway Doesn't Want You To Know

Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

One of the country's largest supermarket chains doesn't seem to be learning its lesson. Following multiple lawsuits, failed inspections and an unde...

AT&T's $14 Billion Dollar 'Bribe' to Get Rid of Telecom Regulations Is a Multi-Layered Hoax

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Kushnick's Law states: "A regulated company will always renege on promises to provide public benefits tomorrow in exchange for regulatory and financia...

$360 Billion Dollars in Customer Overcharging From Broadband -- and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Republican and Democratic parties should be investigating the caretakers of America's essential infrastructure, not kowtow to their whims.

Man Gets $6,000 Refund After Comcast Bill Mishap

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 09.05.2012 | Money

An 86-year-old man in Alabama is getting a $6,000-plus refund from Comcast after a mistake with his cable bill. While paying online, Joseph Azzem a...

Bank Fined For Overcharging Customers

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- A financial regulator has fined Merrill Lynch $2.8 million for overcharging customers with fees and for failing to provide timely trade co...