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Australia mulls tougher cybersecurity laws after data breach

Today News || CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government said on Monday it is considering tougher cybersecurity rules for telecommunications…

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As ‘buy now, pay later’ plans grow, so do delinquencies

Today News || NEW YORK — Americans have grown fond of “buy now, pay later” services, but the “pay later”…

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Regulators try to stop unlawful nursing home debt collection

Today News || WASHINGTON — Nursing homes and debt collectors are flouting a law that prohibits them from requiring friends…

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California may add wine, liquor bottles to recycling program

Today News || SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California would add wine and distilled spirits containers to its struggling recycling program, while…

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Health

Over-the-counter hearing aids expected this fall in US

Fitness & Health: WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this…

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FTC looking at rules to corral tech firms’ data collection

Today News || WASHINGTON — Whether it’s the fitness tracker on your wrist, the “smart” home appliances in your house…

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Hungary fines Ryanair over raising prices to cope with tax

Today News || BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary accused Ryanair of consumer protection violations and fined it more than three-quarters of…

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Fix the Hog: Harley, Westinghouse ordered to fix warranties

Today News || WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have accused Harley-Davidson and Westinghouse of imposing illegal warranty terms on customers and…

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Buttigieg: US may act against airlines on consumers’ behalf

Today News || The day after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with airline leaders to quiz them about widespread flight…

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Spain, Portugal sign off on plans to temper energy prices

Today News || Spain and Portugal have signed off on a temporary cap on natural gas prices, in a coordinated…

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