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FTC Economic Issue Paper Examines the Impact of Disclosing Mandatory Hotel Resort Fees Separately From Room Rates

Concludes consumers likely harmed in the cost of searching and choosing accommodations if a total price is not presented first A new issue paper authored by an FTC staff economist concludes that consumers are likely being harmed by the hotel industry practice...

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FTC Economic Issue Paper Examines the Impact of Disclosing Mandatory Hotel Resort Fees Separately From Room Rates

Concludes consumers likely harmed in the cost of searching and choosing accommodations if a total price is not presented first A new issue paper authored by an FTC staff economist concludes that consumers are likely being harmed by the hotel industry practice...

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FTC Charges D-Link Put Consumers’ Privacy at Risk Due to the Inadequate Security of Its Computer Routers and Cameras

Device-maker’s alleged failures to reasonably secure software created malware risks and other vulnerabilities The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer D-Link Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary,...

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Toyota, Ford Form Organization to Improve Phone to Car Connectivity

LAS VEGAS — Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Co. are forming a nonprofit organization that will manage an open source software platform with the goal of providing consumers access to smartphone apps using voice commands and in-vehicle displays.The SmartDeviceLink...

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Four tips to help older student loan borrowers navigate common problems with their student loans

As the number of older Americans with student debt has quadrupled, older borrowers complain about many problems with lenders, loan servicers, and debt collectors that exacerbate their financial challenges. ... Read More »

Four tips to help older student loan borrowers navigate common problems with their student loans

As the number of older Americans with student debt has quadrupled, older borrowers complain about many problems with lenders, loan servicers, and debt collectors that exacerbate their financial challenges. ... Read More »

Ford’s updated Sync taps into driver’s phones

Now drivers can project their smartphone maps onto the car infotainment screen, potentially reducing distracted driving risk. ... Read More »

Panasonic teams with Google, Qualcomm on infotainment

Panasonic's concept anticipates demand for a more flexible system, and is based on the latest version of Android Auto and Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip. ... Read More »

Toyota’s cute Concept-i wants to be your friend

The intelligent assistant uses artificial intelligence to build a 'driver-vehicle relationship', the automaker said. ... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes recaptures crown after 2-year hiatus

Mercedes took the 2016 U.S. luxury title even though its sales for the year declined, but the results were still strong enough to beat Lexus and last year's winner, BMW. ... Read More »