What Wall Street Did To Earn The Ire  Of Those Occupying It

What Wall Street Did To Earn The Ire Of Those Occupying It

If you need a catchup-slash-refresher on why those folks down at Occupy Wall Street are so mad at the street they’re occupying, ProPublica has put together a nice juicy primer. [More]

Help Us Find Consumer Reports' Most Famous Test Subject

Help Us Find Consumer Reports' Most Famous Test Subject

Back in 1938, Consumer Reports, publisher of Consumerist, snapped this famous photo of a little girl testing this device intended to give her a perm. Now, CR is looking to get in touch with the girl in the photo or her family. [More]

Where Are They Now? Adam And The Nonexistent Home Warranty

Where Are They Now? Adam And The Nonexistent Home Warranty

Back in November 2009, we featured the story of Adam and his wife, who bought a house and were under the impression that this house included a one-year warranty. You can’t blame them for having this impression, since it was included in the purchase and was supposed to be paid for by the listing agent. When the house’s heat pump broke and they actually needed the warranty, they learned that the paperwork was never filed, and the promised warranty didn’t exist. He asked the Consumerist Hive Mind for advice, and the Hive Mind delivered. But how did things turn out? [More]

Where Are They Now? The First-Time Homebuyers And The Secret Room Filled With Moldy Garbage

Where Are They Now? The First-Time Homebuyers And The Secret Room Filled With Moldy Garbage

Last June, we shared the story of Jeannine and her husband, who discovered all kinds of exciting surprises in their home after purchasing it. These included a sealed room filled with garbage coated in a fuzzy white mold and a shower literally patched up with duct tape. None of these issues were disclosed by the sellers, or noticed by the inspector that the couple hired. Consumerist readers had 266 comments’ worth of advice for Jeannine and Mr. Jeannine, but we never heard back from them. So where are they now? Things have actually gotten worse. [More]

Super Bowl Ads From Cash4Gold And GE: Where Are They Now?

Super Bowl Ads From Cash4Gold And GE: Where Are They Now?

Sure, Super Bowl ads are a great way to generate a lot of buzz for your company or product. But how do you fare in the long term? Consumer Reports Home took a look at two stars of Super Ad Bowl 2009: Cash4Gold and General Electric.

http://consumerist.com/2008/03/30/ousted-jetblue-ceo-david-mortified/

Ousted Jetblue CEO David “Mortified” Neeleman is starting a new airline in Brazil that will feature “leather seats and live television in each seat back.” When asked why he chose Brazil, Neeleman angrily muttered something about the “favorable climate.” [AP]