James R. Hood

James R. Hood

Jim is a publishing entrepreneur and journalist. He founded ConsumerAffairs in 1998 and earlier was the founder of Zapnews, after holding executive posts at the Associated Press.

NY Times Wirecutter Staff Prepares to Strike

NY Times Wirecutter Staff Prepares to Strike
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Reviewers write jaunty reviews about products but grumble about their pay

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Internet
Imposter Scam Calls Again Top FTC's Consumer Complaint List

Imposter Scam Calls Again Top FTC's Consumer Complaint List
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Most American adults are on the list, but with little apparent effect

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Scams
Name-Only Matching Not Enough for Credit Reporting Agencies, CFPB Cautions

Name-Only Matching Not Enough for Credit Reporting Agencies, CFPB Cautions
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Too many people have the same name, often resulting in reporting errors

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Money
Student Debt Scheme Netted $31 Million, Feds Charge

Student Debt Scheme Netted $31 Million, Feds Charge
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Payment processor collected money for phony debt relief programs, FTC alleges

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Money
Feds Plan Stronger Safety Rules for Window Blind Cords

Feds Plan Stronger Safety Rules for Window Blind Cords
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Children die quickly and silently in window cord strangulations

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Homeowners
Don't Drive Much? Consider Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance

Don't Drive Much? Consider Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance
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Consumers who don't drive much could save hundreds of dollars per year

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James R. Hood
Cars
FDA Orders 'Black Box' Warnings for Breast Implants

FDA Orders 'Black Box' Warnings for Breast Implants
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Though "better than nothing," the action could be stronger, a critic says

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James R. Hood
Health
Walmart Welcomes Chinese Sellers Booted Off Amazon

Walmart Welcomes Chinese Sellers Booted Off Amazon
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Immigration is a hot topic these days, and not just in politics. Online retailers are also staking out competing positions, with Walmart opening its platform to many Chinese sellers recently jettisoned from Amazon. Walmart announced in March that it would be expanding its borders, so to speak, and as the

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Family