Ariel Dovas

Congress Looking At New, “Simplified” Way For States To Collect Online Sales Tax

With billions of state and local tax dollars going un-collected each year because a number of online retailers either aren’t required to collect the taxes or are shirking their responsibilities, a proposal circulating around Congress takes a new “simplified” (but really kind of complex) approach to get more e-tailers collecting sales tax. [More]

I’m An ITT Student, What Are My Options Now?

I’m An ITT Student, What Are My Options Now?

Now that the Department of Education has barred ITT Technical Institutes from enrolling new students who receive federal financial aid, the future is decidedly not bright for the for-profit college chain. With a potential shutdown looming, what are the options available to current ITT students? [More]

Amazon Wants To Show You Cars Online, But Won’t Actually Sell One To You

Amazon Wants To Show You Cars Online, But Won’t Actually Sell One To You

In yet another effort to strengthen its grip on e-commerce and infiltrate shoppers’ lives even more deeply, Amazon.com has just launched a new online car-browsing tool. [More]

David Menidrey

Use an iPhone? Install The New Security Update Right Now.

Apple’s pushing a major iOS security update today that iPhone users will want to download and install as soon as they can.

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ITT Tech Banned From Enrolling New Students Using Federal Financial Aid

ITT Tech Banned From Enrolling New Students Using Federal Financial Aid

And just like that the foundation of ITT Education Services is beginning to crumble. Today, the Department of Education took a series of actions that bans the company behind the for-profit chain of ITT Technical Institutes from enrolling new students using federal financial aid funds.  [More]

Lawsuits Claim “100% Natural” Label On Nature Valley Granola Bars Is Deceptive

Lawsuits Claim “100% Natural” Label On Nature Valley Granola Bars Is Deceptive

What exactly constitutes a “100% natural” food is a matter of much debate, but four new lawsuits argue that granola shouldn’t claim to be 100% natural because if contain small amounts of a common pesticide.
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VW Reaches Tentative Agreement To Compensate Dealers For Dirty Diesels

Volkswagen took another step in putting that whole “Dieselgate” thing behind it Thursday, filing a settlement agreement that would compensate dealers affected by the carmaker’s decision to equip more than 500,000 vehicles equipped with “defeat devices” used to skirt emission standards. [More]

Jason Mrachina

Oakland Raiders File Trademark Applications For “Las Vegas Raiders”

Even though the Oakland Raiders have not yet received the NFL’s blessing to relocate (again), the team appears to be protecting a potential Las Vegas future from potential trademark raiders. [More]

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Nation’s Largest Privately-Owned Bank Must Return $28M To Credit Card Customers

The nation’s largest privately held bank sold its credit card customers on add-on programs intended to help cover their accounts when they faced unexpected hardships. However, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the bank deceived customers about the reality of these and other programs and has ordered it to provide nearly $28 million in relief to hundreds of thousands of affected cardholders. [More]

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Police On The Lookout For Guy Who Stole Beer While Dressed As Batman/Captain America

If you’ve seen a guy around town wearing a Batman suit paired with a Captain America mask, you might want to give police in Salamanca, NY, a call. [More]

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Credit Card Numbers Aren’t Worth Much Now, So Hackers Want Your Mobile Banking Info

If you’re worried about the security of mobile banking, you’re not alone. Mobile banking apps use a wide array of complicated passwords, biometric tools (like thumbprint or facial scanning), and two-factor authentication to make sure you’re you before “you” try to mess with your money. But preventing anyone from being able to guess how to log in to your account does no good if your phone’s got malware on it that gives would-be baddies a wide-open back door.

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Google Fiber Is Now Signing Up Customers For Service In Salt Lake City

Google Fiber Is Now Signing Up Customers For Service In Salt Lake City

Almost a year and a half after Google announced it would be bringing its new fiber service to Salt Lake City, the company has started the sign-up process for the city’s residents. [More]

United Airlines Updates Login Protections With Pre-Selected Security Question Answers

United Airlines Updates Login Protections With Pre-Selected Security Question Answers

Earlier this year a man was accused of hacking United Airlines in order to steal travel vouchers from some frequents fliers. In an attempt to better protect loyal customers’ vouchers, mileage points, and other information, the carrier recently unveiled a slew of updates to its website, including employing a security question section with pre-selected answers. Wait, what?  [More]

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Burger King Manager Facing Assault Charge For Allegedly Throwing Sauce At Customer

It can be frustrating for both customers and fast food employees alike when something about an order isn’t right, but that’s no excuse for chucking things at each other. One such tense situation is why a Burger King manager was arrested recently, after allegedly throwing sauce at an unhappy customer. [More]

As Sales Continue To Drop, Sears Borrows $300 Million From Its Own CEO

Scott Miller

As more shoppers go online — or turn to retailers that don’t feel like they’ve just given up — same-store sales at Sears and its corporate kin Kmart have continued to sink, leading the once-great department store chain to borrow $300 million from the hedge fund owned by none other than Sears Holdings CEO Eddie Lampert. [More]

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Under Fire Over EpiPen Price Hike, Mylan Expands Savings Card Program

After receiving intense backlash from consumers, lawmakers, and health advocates over the skyrocketing price of emergency allergy treatment EpiPen — the costs increased as much as 600% in just nine years — pharmaceutical giant Mylan plans to cover some of that cost for certain patients.  [More]

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Report: Apple Working On Video Editing, Sharing App In A Push Towards Social

Instead of just making the hardware that allows folks to use social media, Apple is reportedly working on a video sharing and editing application of its own, and testing out new features for it on its iOS. This way, it can be/ the social tool instead of just the means to an end. [More]

Eric BEAUME

It’s The Little Things That Often Make Travelers Happy With Airlines These Days

In an era of add-on fees, crunched-up knees, and general dissatisfaction with air travel, what does it take for an airline to stand out with customers? Apparently not much. [More]