Internet

Facebook controversy raises ethical questions for corporations

This week, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified about the tens of thousands of pages of internal documents she leaked exposing how Facebook prioritized profits over the public's safety and called on lawmakers to ...

Automotive

US auto sales slump, stalled by car computer chip shortage

In a normal month before the pandemic, Con Paulos' Chevy dealership in Jerome, Idaho, sold around 40 new vehicles. In September, it was only six. Now he's got nothing new in stock, and every car, truck or SUV on order has ...

Automotive

Brussels urges VW to compensate all EU 'Dieselgate' customers

Brussels on Tuesday called on Volkswagen to pay out all European consumers—and not just German ones—affected by the "Dieselgate" scandal in which the automaker tampered with vehicle emissions to cheat pollution tests.

Consumer & Gadgets

One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the all-too-familiar experience of rummaging through a drawer ...

Business

Netflix buys Wonka author Dahl's catalog

Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of celebrated children's books such as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

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Consumer

Consumer is a broad label that refers to any individuals or households that use goods and services generated within the economy. The concept of a consumer is used in different contexts, so that the usage and significance of the term may vary.

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