US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

...measured by a gauge tied to consumer spending edged up a slight...economists are optimistic about consumer spending in the coming months...Lower prices at the pump mean consumers will have more to spend on...incomes and more fuel to drive consumer spending.The government...

Study: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers

...From New York to New Orleans to Oregon, consumers are being misled about the shrimp they're...findings. In that report, Oceana said consumers routinely are misled into believing they're...among food purists because it cheats consumers and puts them at risk of tainted foods...

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter

...was instilling confidence in consumers and the business community that...the world.It's American consumers who drive the U.S. economy...prices frees up money for consumers to spend on other things...For the third quarter, consumer spending grew at a decent...

Government says Gerber made false claim that Good Start Gentle formula can prevent allergies

...Commission alleged that the company misled consumers by suggesting that its formula was the...the director of the FTC's bureau of consumer protection. "Gerber didn't have evidence...agency hasn't determined yet whether consumer refunds might be necessary.

U.S. Army, Cyber Security and Business Against a Common Foe conference set for Wednesday

...the talent needed for the industry and how it benefits businesses and consumers will only help towards our goal."The conference is targeted at technologists, consumers and business owners interested in protecting their information, said...

Toyota tops annual reliability ranking from 'Consumer Reports'

...Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings...over excitement," says Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports' head of auto testing. "They...Japanese brands generally fared well in Consumer Reports' survey, which predicts the...

Federal Reserve ends bond-buying stimulus

...short-term rate near zero "for a considerable time." Most economists predict it won't raise that rate, which affects many consumer and business loans, before mid-2015.The Fed's statement after its policy meeting Wednesday dropped a previous reference...

Feds pressure air bag maker at center of recalls

...that were sold outside high-humidity areas. Automakers have different boundaries for recall zones, which has confused consumers. NHTSA says the affected area includes Florida, Puerto Rico; limited areas near the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama...

US regulator sues AT&T, says company misled smartphone customers about unlimited data plans

...throttling, slowed web browsing, GPS navigation or streaming videos.According to the complaint, at least 3.5 million consumers have been affected. Some customers, the agency said, had data speeds slowed by nearly 90 percent."If you make a promise...

Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

...Ultimately if there's enough consumer demand for it in the long...payments providers will deprive consumers of their preferred method...and debit cards in American consumers' pockets, the future ubiquity...for their company and their consumer," he said.Travis Wacker...