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Dura Automotive files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The supplier's owner and CEO, Lynn Tilton, has proposed to purchase Dura's assets and take on all employee, customer and trade obligations as part of an expedited "going concern" sale. ... Read More »

FTC Releases FY 2019 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book

Imposter calls topped list of complaint categories in the past year The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2019. The FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry lets consumers choose not to receive...

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FTC Extends Deadline for Comments on COPPA Rule until December 9

The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline to submit comments on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed. The deadline was...

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GM strike hits supplier Faurecia

The monthlong strike cost the French supplier $25.5 million in the third quarter and the impact could reach $44.4 million to $50 million in October. ... Read More »

Ford launches two major EV charging initiatives

Ford laid out its charging infrastructure plans for the first time, roughly a month ahead of the planned introduction of a long-range EV crossover, expected to be called the Mach E. ... Read More »

Toyota unveils vision for electrified compact (very compact) personal mobility

The minicar, which Toyota calls a production-ready ultracompact BEV, is designed for short daily trips by drivers such as the elderly, drivers who are newly licensed or salespeople doing the rounds around town ... Read More »

New classroom resources available for middle school educators to teach financial literacy

Check out our new classroom activities for middle school educators to use in helping their students develop the building blocks of youth financial capability. ... Read More »

You might have heard that LIBOR is going away. Here’s what you need to know about LIBOR and adjustable-rate loans

LIBOR is expected to be discontinued sometime after 2021. Here is information to help consumers understand this market-wide change. ... Read More »

Typhoon flooding forces Subaru to suspend Japan production

The temporary shutdown in Japan does not affect operations at Subaru’s plant in Indiana, which will continue production as normal, a Subaru spokeswoman in Tokyo said.  ... Read More »

Consumers stay neutral on AVs and EVs, J.D. Power survey says

Over two-thirds of surveyed consumers said they have "little to no knowledge" about self-driving technology, and over half said they "are unlikely to ever purchase or lease" a self-driving vehicle. ... Read More »