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Verizon Wireless Customers In New York Are Receiving Surprise Checks: Here’s Whyverizonwireless_darkconsumerlaura

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:42:21 +0000

If you’re a current or former Verizon Wireless customer in New York state, you may get a check in the mail soon from Verizon. It’s a refund of taxes paid on your wireless bill in the past, as far back as 2008. Unexpected tax refunds… from Verizon? People across New York state have started to receive mysterious checks from Verizon …

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Southwest Offering Frequent Flyers Reward Miles To Make Up For Ongoing Glitchsouthwestairlinesplanemarybethquirkconsumerist

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:00:54 +0000

While Southwest Airlines continues to grapple with a glitch that’s denying its top tier of frequent flyers prime boarding assignments, the carrier is offering up another apology by way of free rewards miles. Although Southwest has issued a fix and has been reassuring customers that things will be back to normal soon, a spokesperson for the company says the …

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Check This List Of Recently Shuttered Joe’s Crab Shacks Before Heading Out To Lunchjoescollageconsumeristcom

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:23:12 +0000

Dozens of Joe’s Crab Shack restaurants have closed without warning in the last week. Since the chain won’t provide a full list of shuttered locations, we’re keeping this updated list of locations that we now know have closed for good. …

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10,200 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Batteries Recalled Over Burn, Fire Risksuk-galaxy-note-4-n910f-sm-n910fzkebtu-000257967-front-pen-blackashleekielerconsumerist

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:06:16 +0000

Nearly a year after Samsung recalled and discontinued its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after the devices were found to overheat and explode, another phone in the company’s lineup is under recall: 10,000 Galaxy Note 4 devices have been recalled amid concerns they could overheat, posing a risk of fire or burns to users.  The recall involves about 10,200 batteries placed …

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AMC Not So Keen On MoviePass Price Cutmoviestadiumseatsconsumerlaura

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:45:32 +0000

Yesterday, MoviePass, a company that sells subscriptions that let customers see one movie per day in most theaters across the country, gained a lot of publicity by announcing that it was lowering the price of subscriptions to $10 per month. Someone wasn’t really a fan of this move, though: the country’s largest cinema chain, AMC. “Not welcome” Late on …

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FTC: Fake Discount Clubs Took $42M From People Who Never Signed Upcashmoneybillsmarybethquirkconsumerist

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:32:09 +0000

Discount clubs that give you savings on stuff you might want could be convenient, if you’re into that kind of thing. But not so much if you’ve never signed up for the service in the first place — and end up getting charged for it nonetheless. According to a complaint [PDF] filed by the Federal Trade Commission, starting …

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Trump Manufacturing Council Disbanded After Additional CEOs Resignwhitehousekcoxconsumer

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:59:39 +0000

The private sector fallout continues for President Trump’s widely excoriated remarks about the tragic events at a recent white nationalist rally in Virginia. Two presidential advisory groups have been disbanded following the exit of additional CEOs and labor leaders. The President announced his decision in a Tweet this afternoon, saying, “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing …

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Wells Fargo Board Gets Makeover Amid Continuing ScandalsWells fargoashleekielerconsumerist

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:41:10 +0000

Months after lawmakers urged the Federal Reserve to oust the 12 Wells Fargo board members who served during the bank’s fake account fiasco, the banking giant has taken it upon itself to revamp some board seats. Next year, Chairman Stephen Sanger will step down and two other members will retire. Wells Fargo’s “range of Board refreshment actions,” announced Tuesday, …

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Poland Spring Bottled Water Accused Of Being A “Colossal Fraud”polandspringmarybethquirkconsumerist

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:07:08 +0000

Would you be willing to shell out a few more bucks for a product marketed as “spring” water than you would for plain old groundwater? A group of consumers say in a class-action lawsuit they wouldn’t have paid a premium for Nestlé’s Poland Spring water had they been aware it allegedly doesn’t come from natural springs in Maine. A 325-page …

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Naloxone Is No Match For Strong Synthetic Opioidsnarcanconsumerlaura

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:48:08 +0000

As medicine and law enforcement fight different parts of a nationwide battle against the abuse of prescription opioids and the popularity of heroin, they’ve discovered a terrifying effect of new synthetic drugs used to make heroin cheaper and more powerful. People who have taken fentanyl or carfentanil sometimes need multiple doses of the life-saving drug naloxone to be revived, …

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