Inquiring Consumer Archive: July, 2010

What happened with those dire warnings on credit cards?

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Remember all those warnings that the new credit-card law would just muck things up for consumers - that without the ability to make money... Read more

Time for transparency on cell phones and dropped calls

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In a call for more accountability from phone manufacturers and network operators, Slate's Farhad Manjoo focuses on a little-remarked aspect... Read more

Site offers directory of 100 million Facebook users

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A Canadian computer sleuth says he created a downloadable directory with personal information about 100 million Facebook users who have failed... Read more

Mail-order pharmacy: Savings and discontents

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I'd like to hear from consumers about their experiences - good or bad - using mail-order pharmacies. I'm especially interested in hearing... Read more

Report: Bogus ‘Obama Mom’ grants lure students into debt

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Back in May, my Inquirer colleague Susan Snyder reported about how loans for for-profit colleges were leaving some students with crushing debt... Read more

Pew: Law vanquished many credit-card ills, not all

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There's good news for credit-card users, according to a report today from the Pew Charitable Trusts: As promised, many of the credit-card industry's... Read more

How long can you be 'Going Out of Business'?

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How long can you claim to be "Going Out of Business"? According to my colleague Monica Yant Kinney, who wrote Sunday about a long-running... Read more

Did 'old-media tester' conquer Apple's hubris?

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For weeks, Apple kept balking at even admitting there was a genuine signal-interference problem with the iPhone 4 - the so-called "grip... Read more