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Senate May Vote On Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill Without Knowing How Many People It Will Affectsenate2chrismorranconsumerist

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:14:54 +0000

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have only a short window of time to vote on the latest Republican legislation to gut and replace the Affordable Care Act, and if the GOP is going to push forward with a vote on this bill they will likely have to do so without having an idea of how many Americans will be affected, …


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Post Strays From Cereal Aisle, Picks Up Bob Evans Packaged Foods For $1.5Bbobevansfoodmarybethquirkconsumerist

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:57:28 +0000

When it comes to breakfast, Post wants to serve up more than cereal: The company says it’s paying $1.5 B for the Bob Evans packaged food business, so it can have a “presence in breakfast sausage.” Along with sausage, Bob Evans Farms — which also includes the Owens, Country Creek, and Pineland Farms brands — sells things like potato, pasta, …


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Some Kohl’s Stores Will Start Accepting Amazon Returns Next Monthkohlsbikeashleekielerconsumerist

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:51:49 +0000

Here’s the thing about online purchases and in-store returns: If you drive to the store to return your online purchase you might get your refund more quickly, but there’s a good chance you’ll stick around and buy something else. Kohl’s already offers this option, but the chain is upping its game, allowing customers to return their Amazon purchases to some …


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Toys ‘R’ Us Files For Bankruptcy But Plans To Keep Stores Open For Holiday Shoppingtoysrusmarybethquirkconsumerist

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:47:17 +0000

Well, that was quick: Soon after the rumor mill lit up with the news that Toys ‘R’ Us could be preparing to file for bankruptcy, the debt-strapped toy chain has gone ahead and done exactly that. The largest toy store chain in the country filed for Chapter 11 protection [PDF] late Monday night, and will also seek …


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Mysterious Cash-Flusher In Switzerland Remains At Largeeurobillsconsumerlaura

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:15:01 +0000

Why would someone need to dispose of a huge amount of cash — tens of thousands of euros — very quickly? That’s what authorities in Geneva, Switzerland, want to know, after finding wads of foreign cash clogging toilets at a bank and at restaurants around the city. The euro is a useful currency for stashing huge amounts of ill-gotten money, …


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Chipotle Ditching Chorizo To Focus On Quesocmg_chorizo_burrito_4x62ashleekielerconsumerist

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:06:27 +0000

Less than a year after Chipotle added chorizo sausage to its menu, the fast-causal Mexican chain is ditching the protein option and turning its focus toward its new — not entirely loved — queso. Chipotle confirmed to CNBC today that it would remove chorizo from its menu following speculation that it was considering cutting the item in light of …


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Frontier Fined $1.5M For Long Tarmac Delays, Will Only Pay $600Kfrontier_planeashleekielerconsumerist

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:45:02 +0000

Last December, Frontier canceled 275 flights after severe winter weather disrupted operations in and out of its hub at Denver International Airport. Still, the airline was slow to respond to the storm, federal aviation officials claim, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded on planes for hours. As a result, the company has been fined $1.5 million.  The Department of Transportation announced …


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Toys ‘R’ Us Expected To File For Bankruptcy This Weektoys r usconsumerlaura

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:58:25 +0000

UPDATE: The reports were true — Toys ‘R’ Us has indeed filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and says it hopes to keep its stores running through this holiday season. ===Original Story=== Do you have a Toys ‘R’ Us or Babies ‘R’ Us gift card sitting around? It might be time to use that up,just in case: The toys and …


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Student Lender, Debt Collector To Refund More Than $19M To Borrowersgraduateashleekielerconsumerist

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:51:57 +0000

Two months after private student loan lender National Collegiate Student Loan Trust came under scrutiny amid reports that the company, along with its debt collector TransWorld, filed illegal student loan debt collection lawsuits against defaulted borrowers without citing proper or correct paperwork, federal regulators have ordered the companies to pay $21.6 million in refunds and penalties, and revise their collection …


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California ISP Privacy Bill Stalls Out After Heavy Pushback From Industrycaliforniacapitolkcoxconsumer

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:49:47 +0000

There is no federal-level law protecting your private web data from your internet-providing company anymore, and there likely won’t be a replacement anytime soon. So some states are trying to take matters into their own hands. But the latest, last-ditch effort in the tech capital of the U.S. has failed, after strong pushback from the very companies it would regulate.…


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