Inquiring Consumer Archive: October, 2011

Are banks crying uncle on new debit fees? Don't count on it

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JP Morgan Chase gave up on a new $3-a-month fee after a test in Wisconsin and Georgia, and the Wall Street Journal says other banks seem to... Read more

Win a Celek jersey! A signed Eagles football! Plus, um, an energy audit

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The Philadelphia utility will give five winners - one in each Philadelphia-area county - a free $400 energy audit, an autographed jersey from... Read more

Ford CEO on dip in reliability: We'll do better

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Credit where credit is due. After Consumer Reports announced a troubling dip in the projected reliability of Ford vehicles, based on its annual... Read more

CBO: In last 3 decades, top 1% took lion's share of income growth

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The Occupy Wall Street slogan, "We are the 99 percent," was partly a response to reports showing that recent economic growth has chiefly benefited... Read more

New models sink Ford in reliability ratings

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A year ago, Ford was riding high as the most-reliable U.S. automaker - 10th place overall among 28 major nameplates, including tough competition... Read more

Cell phones and cancer - end of story? Nope

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The headlines last week trumpeted the latest finding on the cell-phone and cancer front. "Study sees no cancer link," our AP story announced... Read more

A $201,000 T-Mobile bill? Easier than you think

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This video from South Florida's WSVN-TV tells the story of a truly mind-bending "wireless bill shock," which the FCC and the leading wireless... Read more

Obama's pick for CFPB gets GOP support - just not in Senate

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I'm often baffled at how deeply ideology has been allowed to intrude on something that was once relatively uncontroversial: basic consumer... Read more