Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Where should the steering wheel be in a car that is driven by a computer? Google asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to clarify this and other issues recently, and the results might surprise you.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

NHTSA Investigates Ford F-150 Brake Failure

Federal regulators are investigating claims that Ford F-150s, one of the most popular vehicles in the nation, is prone to defective brake failure. The investigation stems from many recent complaints, some involving crashes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Michigan Considers Bill to Loosen Payday Loan Laws

Payday loans are a debt sentence to low-income families across Michigan. But while federal regulators are trying to find ways to crack down on the industry, the Michigan Legislature is considering just the opposite. Two new bills would loosen payday loan laws and make it easier for lenders to take advantage of poor Michigan families.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Federal Bill Could Gut Payday Loan Regulations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to crack down on payday loan regulations later this year. But a bill working its way through the House of Representatives in Washington could stop these important consumer protections in their tracks.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Avoiding Tax Scams: Advice from Michigan's Attorney General

As Michigan consumers gear up for tax season, scam artists are picking up their game too. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently issued a new, updated consumer alert to help residents fight back against IRS scams.