WASHINGTON | A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
File-This photo taken Jan. 23, 2014, shows General Motors CEO Mary Barra addressing the media during a roundtable meeting with journalists in Detroit. Barra will be asked by two Congressional subcommittees why it took GM a decade to recall cars with faulty ignition switches that the company …
The Federal Trade Commission warned consumers in an Aug. 3 “Tips for Consumers” publication to be wary of individuals who call claiming to be from the FTC and telling those called they have won a sweepstakes.
The Federal Trade Commission, in cooperation with the Appleseed Foundation, has issued a Consumer Alert on sending money to family and friends overseas.
If you are in the habit of making New Year's resolutions, consider including this year resolutions that make you a better consumer in 2012.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission seeks to protect consumers from fraud in the commodity futures and options markets.
Last month the Federal Trade Commission issued the Consumer Alert, "Listen Up: Tips to Help Avoid Cell Phone Radiation Scams," available at www.ftc.gov.
The Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General's Office has tips for consumers on timeshares and camping clubs.
The Federal Trade Commission offers consumers tips for spending money wisely.
The Federal Reserve Board offers tips on the better use of credit cards.
Last month the Federal Trade Commission published the annual report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2010.
With gasoline prices rising again, consumers can benefit by considering suggestions for gasoline savings from the U.S. Department of Energy.
HAMMOND | The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's next monthly luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. March 30 at the Federal Courthouse, 5400 Federal Plaza.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued a consumer alert on Feb. 15, warning consumers of numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC.
Consumers are receiving a boost this week and next through a national focus on consumer savings and consumer protection.
Several energy savings calculators exist online to help consumers estimate the amount of energy and money they can save through energy-efficient improvements to their homes.
The Federal Trade Commission wants consumers to know that a car dealer cannot void a car's warranty simply because you have someone else do routine maintenance on the vehicle.
Free File, an online tax preparation program, is available once more this tax season to taxpayers through the use of one of two options -- either brand-name software or an electronic version of the Internal Revenue Service paper forms.
A good source for consumer information on food safety is www.foodsafety.gov. Included at the site is information regarding food safety during and after an emergency.
The Federal Trade Commission has published "Putting a Lid on International Scams: 10 Tips for Being a Canny Consumer," available at www.ftc.gov.
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