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New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, other chemical companies

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire has sued eight companies including 3M and the DuPont Co. for damage it says has been caused by...

Help coming on blocking scam calls for robocall-plagued US

NEW YORK (AP) - New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S.The Federal Communications...

US seeks new tools to counter unrelenting wave of robocalls

U.S. regulators are proposing new tools to counter the unrelenting waves of robocalls received each year in America.The rising volume of calls in the...

Sticker shock: Trump taking aim at ‘surprise medical bills’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will begin a push Thursday to fight health care sticker shock by limiting "surprise medical bills," the unexpected...

FTC urged by child advocates to investigate Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon met with skepticism from some privacy advocates and members of Congress last year when it introduced its first kid-oriented voice assistant , along...

US regulators get sympathy from Congress on powers, fines

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal privacy regulators got a sympathetic hearing from Congress on Wednesday for their request for greater powers and funding to police...

US regulators under scrutiny as they look to punish Facebook

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for...

Debt collectors to use email, texts under new Trump rules

NEW YORK (AP) - Debt collectors will be able to start contacting borrowers via text and email under new regulations proposed by the Consumer...

Possible $5B Facebook fine echoes European tech penalties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The possibility of a $5 billion federal privacy fine for Facebook suggests that U.S. regulators may be taking a cue...

US safety agency opens probes into Hyundai and Kia fires

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government's highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles after...