Are you befuddled by the cost of prescription drugs? There may be a legitimate reason.
"It's certainly not an efficient market," Jason Doctor, an associate professor of pharmaceutical and health economics at USC, said about prescription drug prices.Read more
We've heard a lot of gee-whiz talk in recent months about "smart homes" and "smart appliances" — promises from the tech industry that Internet-connected devices will make our lives infinitely better and more convenient.Read more
There are plenty of examples of consumers flexing their economic muscle in response to what they see as businesses behaving badly.
Take the boycott of California grapes in the 1960s over mistreatment of farmworkers. Or the boycott of Chick-fil-A in 2012 over the fast-food chain's opposition to same-sex marriage.
So what, if anything, should be done about Amazon.com?Read more
Shayla says she was recently ticketed for not having a license plate on the front of her car, only the back.
"But what if you were issued only one?" she asks.
Short answer: Then it's your responsibility to get that second one.Read more
In completing his company's $49-billion acquisition of DirecTV last month, AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said it was "all about giving customers more choices."
He meant entertainment and service choices, but he could just as easily have been referring to the myriad of decisions customers will encounter if they seek to protect their privacy.Read more
Cathy wants to get rid of her parents' timeshare. She's heard about an organization called Timeshare Exit Team and wants to know if they're legit.
First off, timeshares may be a boon to the vacation-minded, but I hear nothing but horror stories about people who are buried under maintenance fees and can't get out of their contracts.Read more