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Ann Fisher

FTC Investigation Finds 23% Of Funeral Homes Don’t Provide Price Lists

The Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule is a bit of consumer protection that one doesn’t think about much unless until shopping for funeral services. Fortunately, the FTC sends undercover investigators out across the country to check whether individual funeral homes are treating customers in a way that complies with the rule. [More]

Ruth’s Pimento Spread, Cream Cheese Recalled Due To Potential Listeria

Ruth’s Pimento Spread, Cream Cheese Recalled Due To Potential Listeria

Listeria is a potentially deadly pathogen that can lurk in food products, and it’s especially dangerous in foods that don’t get cooked before eating, like soft cheese, deli meats, and cold salads. Pimento spread from Ruth’s Salads in North Carolina may contain the bacteria, and has been recalled. [More]

Great Beyond

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are five of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

Rick Pineiro

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are seven of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

Great Beyond

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are nine of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

Bjarne Winkler

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are seven of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

J.G. Park

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are seven of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last two weeks, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

Karamellzucker

Can You Get Bird Flu From Your Cat?

At first glance, the above headline might seem like a no-brainer — “Cats aren’t birds, silly!” you might be thinking. But what if your favorite feline caught bird flu — would that mean you’re at risk for catching the bug, too? [More]

Show Your Support For Consumerist This Giving Tuesday; Donations Will Be Matched

Show Your Support For Consumerist This Giving Tuesday; Donations Will Be Matched

Consumerist doesn’t take advertising. We answer to consumers, not corporations. That’s why on this Giving Tuesday we need consumers like you to support our work, and all the work done at Consumer Reports. Show your support today and your gift will be matched up to $20,000. [More]

Karen Chappell

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are five of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

cookedphotos

Airbnb Sues New York Over New Short-Term Rentals Law, State Won’t Enforce It Yet

The latest govermnent to impose rules on short-term rental site Airnbnb is New York: while the law is statewide, it’s mostly intended to clamp down on whole-apartment rentals that critics say are affecting the supply and prices of housing in New York City. The governor signed the law on Friday, and Airbnb immediately sued. Now the state won’t enforce the law until the lawsuit has been resolved. [More]

Keoni Cabral

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are five of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

ChristinaEatsBrains

More Than 150 People Were Sick From Bacteria In Refried Beans At Mighty Taco

Bacteria in refried beans sold at a regional taco chain has been blamed for gastrointestinal illness in around 150 customers, and now state officials have confirmed the pathogen to blame and the food that it was in. It’s Bacillus cereus, bacteria that builds up in food that has sat out for too long at room temperature. It causes diarrhea or vomiting, and has a short incubation period: you can start barfing within half an hour. [More]

We Live In A World Where There’s A Wait List For A $3,000 Set Of Colored Pencils

We Live In A World Where There’s A Wait List For A $3,000 Set Of Colored Pencils

Coloring: it’s not just for kids anymore. Adult coloring books have become trendy in the last year or so as an easy way for grownups to unwind and pretend they’re five again and don’t have to deal with things like jobs and bills. And what could be more enticing to a kid with a coloring book than a deluxe set of colored pencils? [More]

frankieleon

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are six of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

WGAL

Cemetery’s New Owners Ban Mourners From Visiting Graves

Allowing mourners to visit the graves of their dearly departed might seem like the sole function of a cemetery, but that is exactly what the new owners of a graveyard in Pennsylvania don’t want happening on their property. [More]

frankieleon

Who Am I Supposed To Call When My Credit Card Info Is Stolen?

You just found out your credit or debit card info has been used by someone else to make a fraudulent purchase. There are so many different people you can call, each involved in some aspect of this theft. There’s your bank that issued the card, the credit card network the issuer uses for that card, the retailer or website that processed the payment, the police, the FBI… Do you need to call all of these or just one or two? What if you think your incident might be a sign of a larger breach? [More]

Nestle Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Due To Risk Of Listeria

Nestle Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Due To Risk Of Listeria

It’s the end of the traditional ice cream season, but people still enjoy cones year-round, like Nestle’s Drumstick pre-made sundae cones. They’ve been recalled for a potentially serious problem: the company found Listeria bacteria in the facility where the cones are made, and has recalled some boxes of cones that may have been contaminated. [More]