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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

California Utilities Face an Expensive, Wildfire-Filled Future

It’s another way regulators, investors and customers are grappling with the costs of climate change......»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 14th, 2018

State to investigate PG&E’s safety culture, considers breaking up utility

State utility regulators are looking into the possibility of breaking up or even taking over California’s largest utility following renewed scrutiny of Pacific Gas & Electric’s safety culture. The California Public Utilities Commission said in.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 24th, 2018

California regulators halt plan to tax text messages

California regulators have withdrawn a controversial plan that would have added a tax to text messaging. Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission said it was is considering charging mobile phone users a fee for sending text messages. .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 17th, 2018

Regulators accuse PG&E of falsifying gas line safety records

Already facing billions of dollars in potential legal liability over wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric got more bad news Friday afternoon. The California Public Utilities Commission said that a staff investigation alleges that PG&E falsified gas pipeli.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 14th, 2018

California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

Regulators are accusing one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents on natural gas pipelines over a five-year period......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsDec 14th, 2018

Uber fined $750,000 for letting drivers work after customers complained of drunk driving

The California Public Utilities Commission fined Uber $.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesNov 8th, 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

Guest opinion: Small businesses get an unpleasant delivery from California Supreme Court

Running a small business is challenging. Our profit margins are small and we work hard to find new customers. My business, a small neighborhood market in San Francisco, is no exception to this. Local residents come in for their grocery and household .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals19 hr. 18 min. ago

Market Extra: ‘Flashboys’ exchange IEX rolls out first-ever TV ad campaign as war over stock-exchange fees intensifies

IEX kicks off targeted advertising campaign that is likely to ratchet up hostilities on an industry donnybrook over fees that some of the biggest stock exchanges charge customers......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 21st, 2019