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YouTube Kids app criticized as deceiving

...mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-07/youtube-kids-app-criticize
Auto dealers in Ga. and S.C. attract scrutiny

...advertising, hidden fees and predatory payment plans are all ways shoppers can be tricked when buying a car.State consumer advocates and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are asking the public to report any fishy or deceptive advertisements and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-26/auto-dealers-ga-and-sc-attrac
Comcast says $45B Time Warner Cable deal to take longer

...Communications Commission and Justice Department are still reviewing the deal, which was announced in February 2014.Consumer advocates have expressed concern that Comcast would have control over too much of the country's Internet access.Comcast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-25/comcast-says-45b-time-warn
Comcast, long criticized on customer service, adding more online reps as it tries to improve

...of cable TV subscribers and more than half of high-speed Internet subscribers.That's raised an outcry from consumer advocates who say the combined company would have too much control over the country's Internet access.And the company's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-24/comcast-long-criticized-cu
Major credit agencies agree to changes sought by advocates

...three largest credit-reporting agencies will change the way they handle records in a major revamp long sought by consumer advocates.People who contest items in their credit reports will receive additional information concerning those disputes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-09/major-credit-agencies-agre
Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

...Wheeler.The 3-2 vote was expected to trigger industry lawsuits that could take several years to resolve. Still, consumer advocates cheered the regulations as a victory for smaller Internet-based companies which feared they would have to pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/regulators-ok-net-neutrali
After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

...their drug to federal health regulators, following a recent lobbying blitz by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates aimed at pushing it onto the market.Sprout Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday it is refiling its application for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-17/after-lobbying-push-drugma
New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

...The final rules being released Tuesday include all of them.The restaurant industry, along with nutrition and consumer advocates, has said any business that sells prepared foods should be included. If a rotisserie chicken is labeled with a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-25/new-fda-rules-will-put-cal
Business, consumer advocates push legislative issues

...the clearest example of merging interests between consumer advocates and businesses is legislation to streamline the...Georgia Council on Aging.Georgia Watch and other consumer advocates have at the top of their wish list legislative approval...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-17/business-co
Ga. health exchange enrollment nears 400,000

...Georgians picking a health plan in the first month were eligible for a subsidy that would lower their monthly premiums.Consumer advocates said Wednesday that they were excited about the surge in exchange enrollment."We're ecstatic,'' said Dante...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-15/ga-health-exchange-enrol