Tag: consumers

Federal, Policy

U.S. retail sales surge in May but remain well below normal levels

June 16, 2020

Via: Fortune

American consumers began returning to the national pastime in May—going shopping and spending much more money than economists had expected. The U.S. government’s report on Tuesday morning buoyed Wall Street, which surged 4% on the upbeat news. The 17.7% growth […]

Policy, State & Local

Here Comes America’s First Privacy Law: What the CCPA Means for Business and Consumers

September 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

Friday, Sept. 13, marks the end of California’s legislative calendar and, with it, the last opportunity for the tech industry to halt the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), a landmark privacy law set to go in effect next year. Despite […]

Policy, State & Local

If You Live in California You’ll Soon be Able to Sue Your Bank

September 6, 2017

Via: Fortune

The bill, passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature, now requires the approval of Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, who is expected to sign it into law shortly. Under the bill, judges could override contract clauses that require customers to settle disputes […]