Posts Tagged ‘Consumers’

Consumer Confidence Sinks To New Low

April 11th, 2008
Americans are becoming less confident in the economy and more concerned about the mounting job losses, energy costs and record-high home foreclosures.  The RBC Cash Index suggests a lowly 29.5 mark in April, down from 33.1 in March.  This was the worst reading since the index first started measuring economic ...

AT&T Predatory Practices Aggravate Consumers

April 1st, 2008
The consumerist is a great website that often shares stories by people like you and me who struggle with corporate policies that are meant to put the squeeze on the little guy.  Corporate motivations have one thought in mind, profit!   One particular customer had a chat with customer service ...

Angry Sellers Boycotting Ebay

February 18th, 2008
I'm always intrigued by the direction of online politics and how far activists are willing to go to support their cause. eBay recently announced that it would do away with negative ratings for buyers. Some sellers are up in arms over this act, but in a way it ...

Law: “No Fat People Allowed”

February 6th, 2008
Mississippi Law: "No Fat People Allowed" If some Mississippi legislators had their way, they'd put forth a law that would ban obese people from being served at restaurants. State Rep. John Read, a Republican who is one of the bill's three authors, says he wasn't trying to offend anybody and never even ...

Countrywide Financial Scandal Emerges

January 8th, 2008
It looks like a scandal is developing with lending company Countrywide Financial. The company allegedly "recreated" letters that led to foreclosure and bankruptcy of several borrowers. Over 300 consumers are involved in bankruptcy cases that involve the home loan lender: The Countrywide Financial Corporation fabricated documents related to ...