California regulators boost fees charged when customers leave traditional utilities

The California Public Utilities Commission a.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 11th, 2018

Bay Area mayors worry a high fee to leave PG&E would doom new city-operated utilities

The California Public Utilities Commission is considering two versions of an "exit fee" that would be charged to customers in San Jose and other localities that set up community-owned electric systems that could be cheaper and cleaner than PG&E power......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 4th, 2018

United Airlines finds new way to cater to "surf"s up!" crowd

In a nod to California’s new official state sport, United Airlines is wiping out oversized baggage fees for all customers traveling with a surfboard to or from any destination in California. That fee typically would range as high as $150 or $200 per.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 4th, 2018

Storefront lender accused of pushing customers into taking out big loans without interest rate caps

California regulators want to seize Cash Am.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesSep 17th, 2018

Florida utilities seek increase in economic development money

Three of Florida’s largest electric utilities are asking regulators to make changes that would allow them to recover more money from customers for economic-development efforts. Florida Power & Light, Gulf Power Co. and Tampa Electric Co. filed a prop.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 2nd, 2018

Kroger stops accepting Visa credit cards at some stores

Kroger Co. has quit accepting Visa credit cards at some of its stores in a battle against rising fees charged by the credit card giant. It could expand that policy to even more stores. A California unit of downtown Cincinnati-based Kroger (NYSE: KR),.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2018

AT&T, Sprint Boost Customer Fees

AT&T and Sprint have recently raised the administrative fees they charge customers, moves that will bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for the companies......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 29th, 2018

Should Utilities Pay for California Wildfire Damage?

Some consumer advocates say utilities should pay for the damages caused by California’s wildfires, but that could leave shareholders on the hook......»»

Category: topSource: barronsMay 26th, 2018

Big utilities are desperately trying to stick customers for the bills from California wildfires

Does there exist anywhere a whinier, more petulant, more e.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesMay 4th, 2018

Lending Club misled customers about hidden fees, regulators say

The Federal Trade Commission says Lending Club deceived customers about hidden fees and took money from their accounts without authorization......»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 25th, 2018

Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for insurance and mortgage abuses

Two federal regulators are fining Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees......»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 20th, 2018

Wells Fargo to be slapped with $1 billion penalty by regulators, report says

Regulators set to announce a $1 billion penalty on Wells Fargo Friday for improper mortgage fees and charging unwitting customers for au.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 19th, 2018

Wells Fargo will be fined $1 billion

Two federal regulators are close to fining Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees......»»

Category: topSource: moneyApr 19th, 2018

Boeing signs maintenance deals with El Al Airlines, Lufthansa

Boeing Co signed a two-year maintenance deal with Israel's El Al Airlines on Wednesday, as it looks to boost its high-margin after-sales business that services planes bought by airlines and military customers......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 17th, 2018

NerdWallet: Don’t leave your kids a timeshare they don’t want

Timeshares come with fees and contracts. Here’s how assure nobody gets an unwanted burden......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 17th, 2018

Google Turns EU Regulatory Violations Into Fees

When antitrust officials hand you lemons, you figure out how to sell lemonade to your thirsty customers......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 17th, 2018

PG&E keeps nearly 60,000 Northern California customers in the dark to reduce wildfire risk

Pacific Gas and Electric purposefully shut off electricity to thousands of customers, to prevent a wil.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 16th, 2018

The U.S. needs a law that requires companies to disclose data breaches quickly

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation requires companies with customers in the E.U. to notify regulators of a breach within 72 hours or face a severe penalty. Fifty-four percent of surveyed cybersecurity experts support a similar law in the U.S......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 15th, 2018

California Utilities Shut Off Power to (Hopefully) Prevent Wildfires

Over 59,000 affected so far. That could surpass 200,000. Parts of Napa and Sonoma counties are without power as utility providers in California enact planned power outages in hopes of preventing catastrophic wildfires .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 15th, 2018

Risk of wildfires is so bad in Northern California, PG&E voluntarily shut off customers' power

Pacific Gas and Electric purposefully shut off electricity to thousands of customers, to prevent a wil.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 15th, 2018

A California Utility Has a Bold Plan to Prevent a Repeat of Last Year’s Wildfires: Cut the Power

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) cut power to tens of thousands of customers in northern California on Sunday. A major utility company is trying a new way to prevent forest fires: turning off the electricity. Pacific.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 15th, 2018