Consumer protection and advocacy

FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia, Amazon said in a statement on Friday June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 31, 2018 - 11:42 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia. Shoppers...
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FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell looks to his notes as he speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. As the government drives to loosen restraints on banks, the Federal Reserve is set to ease a rule aimed at defusing the kind of risk-taking on Wall Street that helped trigger the 2008 financial meltdown. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 30, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest U.S. banks would have leeway to take riskier trading bets for their own profit under proposed changes the Federal Reserve unveiled Wednesday. The changes would loosen rules that since the 2008 financial meltdown have barred big banks from using depositors' money to...
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Orajel is displayed for sale in a pharmacy in New York Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potentially deadly risks of teething remedies that contain a numbing ingredient used in popular brands like Orajel. The agency on Wednesday said it wants manufacturers to stop selling products intended for babies and toddlers because the products contain a drug ingredient that can cause a rare but dangerous blood condition that interferes with normal breathing. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano)
May 23, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and...
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