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One of the most vocal lawmakers opposing the planned merger between media giants Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is now looking to Netflix for help bringing down the Comcast proposal. (Getty Images)

Franken Urges Netflix To Join Fight Against Comcast, Time Warner Cable Merger

One of the most vocal lawmakers opposing the planned merger between media giants Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is now looking to Netflix for help bringing down the Comcast proposal.

04/17/2014

File photo of people shopping in a mall. (Photo by ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Practice Of ‘Showrooming’ Affecting Brick-And-Mortar Sales

A recent study shows that the practice of “showrooming” – the act of looking at an item in person at a store before completing the purchase online – is affecting business for brick-and-mortar operations.

11/22/2013

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Consumer Confidence Plunges, Feds Given Worst Feedback In Survey History

Americans’ confidence in the economy fell this month to the lowest level since April, as many worried about the impact of a 16-day partial government shutdown. The decline could weigh on spending and economic growth.

10/29/2013

It's not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too — or at least your merchandise returns. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Teen Vogue)

Retailers Keeping ‘Return Profiles’ Of Consumers’ Habits

It’s not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too — or at least your merchandise returns.

08/11/2013

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Study: 9 Percent of Americans Have Used Their Smartphone During Sex

In a recent Mobile Con­sumer Habits study, 12 percent of respon­dents who were in a relationship said their smart phone use has an effect on that relationship. And no wonder. Nine percent of respondents admitted to using their smart phone during sex!

07/11/2013

Big data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Apple Apologizes To China After State-Run Media Accusations Of Company Greed, Western Arrogance

Apple apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism.

04/02/2013

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