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2019

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  • Florida company sued over sale of skimpy health plans. Consumers say they believed they were purchasing Affordable Care Act plans that include coverage guarantees. But they were sold much less comprehensive coverage that left them vulnerable to tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid
  • Zuckerberg knew of ‘problematic’ privacy practices. Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that seem to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was aware of potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The FTC
  • AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos. Top artificial-intelligence researchers across the country are racing to defuse an extraordinary political weapon: computer-generated fake videos that could undermine candidates and mislead voters during the 2020 presidential campaign.  And they have a message: We
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  • Help is almost here for retirement savers. With overwhelming bipartisan support and little public attention, the House of Representatives recently passed the most significant reforms to individual retirement accounts in more than a decade. But while support in the Senate is also
  • Landmark deal reached on NY rent protections. Newly empowered Democratic leaders in Albany announced a landmark agreement on Tuesday to strengthen New York’s rent laws and tenant protections, seeking to address concern about housing costs that is helping drive the
  • States sue over Sprint, T-Mobile merger. A $26 billion T-mobile/Sprint merger deal seemed to be moving forward in recent weeks, when the head of the Federal Communications Commission gave it his blessing. But on Tuesday, the plan hit a roadblock when
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  • Consumer watchdog delays payday lending rule. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it is once again extending the compliance date for an ability-to-repay provision of a rule cracking down on payday lenders. Payday firms will now have until Nov. 19, 2020
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  • Maine's strict new internet privacy protection. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2020, would require internet service providers to ask for permission before they sell or share any of their customers’ data to a third party. The law
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