Inquiring Consumer Archive: June, 2010

Pa. Senate votes to regulate tanning salons

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The Pennsylvania Senate, heeding the advice of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, voted Tuesday to regulate the state's tanning business and... Read more

Lasting legacy from their son's horrible death

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I first met Boaz Keysar in 2001, three years after his son, Danny, died a horrible death, strangled in the collapsing top rail of a poorly... Read more

Cell phones, brain tumors, and Congo's barbaric war

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Two weekend columns turned a spotlight on the potential side-effects of some of consumers' favorite technologies. One centered on effects on... Read more

Consumer advocates hail new agency as key reform

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Consumer advocates such as Harvard's Elizabeth Warren - who first envisioned the proposed new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - hailed... Read more

Should new consumer agency govern car dealers?

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In the final deal between House and Senate negotiators announced this morning, auto dealers won the exemption they sought from oversight by... Read more

What the Twits at Twitter forgot

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If you've ever blown off warnings about the importance of computer-password security, the Federal Trade Commission's settlement today with... Read more

Is AT&T off the DL at Citizens Bank Park?

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I saw Friday's Phillies games against the Twins, and had an amazing experience: My iPhone actually worked. I sent a text message to my daughter... Read more

Telling gripe from Visa on debit-card deal

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If supporters are right, consumers will notice little obvious impact from the deal on debit-card fees reached Monday by House and Senate conferees... Read more