The reputations of the two tech giants both took a significant hit this year, falling out of the top 20 for the first time since 2009, according to the poll by market research company Harris Insights.
The new direction affects agencies that touch nearly every aspect of consumer life, advocates say - from how Americans access credit and car loans to the safety of cribs and cellphones.
Utilities prioritize outage repairs by the number of customers affected. ABout 1,000 workers from utilities as far away as Texas were in our region Monday, helping Peco's 2,600 employees.
The partnership lets SeatGeek sell verified NFL tickets through its own marketplace starting this year. That could include primary tickets sold directly from clubs as well as resale tickets listed by fans, inventory simultaneously listed through the other companies.
If you own and insure your own car, your personal policy likely protects you against big losses you might incur when renting, so the quick answer is "probably not." But there are some important exceptions and caveats.
Fifty-seven percent of Costco members also pay for Amazon Prime, up from 13 percent in 2013, according to a survey of 2,500 consumers conducted last month for boutique research firm MoffettNathanson.
Teens and millennials use payment apps to send each other money. The most popular are Venmo, owned by PayPal; Cash App, owned by Square; and payment apps linked to Snapchat or the smartphone itself, such as ApplePay and SamsungPay.
A bill in N.J. would impose a $10,000 fine and up to 18 months in prison for those convicted of using bots to buy tickets online.
Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this - and more.
Monthly bills for a typical residential customer will increase by $5.22, from $55.63 to $60.85. The company, which has 650,000 customers - 44,000 of whom live in the Philadelphia suburbs - said it needed the rate hike to pay for infrastructure improvements.
The new rules would require more consumer disclosures and ban early termination fees after suppliers have notified customers their contracts are about to expire.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is encouraging electricity customers to shop for suppliers on Black Friday. Buyer beware.
Trump-appointed Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has done what he said he would: dismantling Obama-era rules on the internet for telecom companies, saying they aren't needed to protect consumers. Former FCC head Tom Wheeler says it's "shameful."