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2016

February

05
  • How a huge insurance company screwed up on Obamacare. UnitedHealth Group is the nation's biggest private health insurer, so when its executives started whining last year about how it was losing millions on Affordable Care Act exchange plans and threatened to leave the ACA…
  • Obama to propose oil tax to fund rail and highway projects. President Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel oil tax, phased in over five years, to pay for a variety of transportation initiatives, including new rail corridors, highway projects, pilot projects for self-driving cars and other technologies…
04
  • Talk about breaking up big banks ignores reforms. IT HAS been eight years since the start of the Great Recession, and six years since the passage of Dodd-Frank, the landmark bill designed to protect the U.S. financial system from another disastrous buildup of…
  • A way to lock lost debit cards. More banks are now offering a simple tool to protect bank accounts quickly, while the customer figures out where the card might be and retrieves it — or decides it’s lost and requests a new…
02
  • Why is UC investing in payday lender ACE Cash Express?. The University of California makes money when American workers become trapped in endless cycles of high-interest debt. That's because the university has invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns one of the…
  • Bank tellers pose a rising security threat. As concerns over identity theft and foreign cyberattacks rise, customers are largely in the dark about a growing threat just around the corner: bank tellers and managers with instant access not only to their critical…
01
  • Cutting off those recurring charges you forgot about. Even the sick people like me who actually enjoy reading their credit and debit card statements each month would probably be surprised to see the total amount of recurring charges that they owe each month.…
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - February 2016. The February issue of Consumer Action INSIDER offers information on CFPB activities and class action lawsuits as well as updates on coalition activities (with highlights on our recent work to keep health care competitive, oppose bad changes to the Lifeline phone subsidy program, and fight for postal banking). This month we also give you the rundown on our FY 2015 annual report; tell you how one consumer fought an invalid “credit card minimum” requirement; offer our take on The Big Short movie (in theaters now); and provide advice on building a good credit score and getting the most from the Earned Income Tax Credit (just in time for tax season).

January

29
  • A $640 Uber ride is one expensive financial lesson. I read with interest the story about Bonnie Lieb, a Virginia woman who was shocked — shocked — to learn too late that her 30-minute Uber ride to Reagan National Airport from her home during…
27
  • How to tease the most out of this tax season. Tax time forces you to gather major documents that make up your financial life. Even if you don’t have to file a tax return, use this time of year as a reason — or push…
26
  • Older drivers hit the road for Uber and Lyft. When Carol Sue Johnson, 73, wheels her silver Mazda S.U.V. out of her driveway in suburban Minneapolis, she doesn’t know how much money she will make driving for the ride-hailing service Uber, but she’s sure…
 

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