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Here’s the No. 1 consumer complaint in America

Americans love their cars, but their cars — and the auto industry — doesn’t always love them back.  Auto-related problems are the most common complaints among consumers, who cited everything from misrepresentations in sales to leasing disputes, according to a new report from the Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators. The report surveyed 39 state and local consumer protection agencies in 23 states about the most common complaints they received last year.  Leasing used cars is emerging as a sore spot for consumers, who may…

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Confrontation between cop and black man goes viral

DALLAS — A police supervisor in Texas is defending the actions of a constable who was in a confrontation last week with a young man. Millions have seen the cellphone video, and some believe the constable crossed the line. The cellphone video captures a moment when a Harris County constable stopped 20-year-old Marlin Gipson as he and his brothers were passing out business cards for his lawn service last week. Marlin Gipson seen in an undated photo. CBS News “I’m kind of busy, I’m trying to make money,” Gipson can…

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WH comms staffer resigns after Scaramucci talks potential cuts

Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 6:31 PM EDT Incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who has vowed to clean the White House of possible leakers, was asked about reports of a first cut to the communications staff — assistant press secretary Michael Short, who promptly resigned following his rumored termination.  Speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday, Scaramucci did not exactly deny the possibility of Short’s termination, but said that leaks of staff firings hurt his ability to let people go in a “humane, dignified way.” “So…

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jeff Sessions, North Korea, Iran: Your Morning Briefing

In Hong Kong, a proposal to lease part of a new rail terminal to China and to allow Chinese officers to enforce mainland law there has raised concerns about the erosion of the “one country, two systems” model. Continue reading the main story _____ Photo Credit Giulia Marchi for The New York Times • China’s embattled human rights lawyers are the focus of a New York Times Magazine report. Lawyers for dissidents often face a terrible choice: acquiescence or imprisonment. “We know we can’t win. We can’t do anything to…

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Will microchips soon replace identification cards in the workplace?

Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 8:05 AM EDT A Wisconsin company claims it will be the first in the country to implant microchips in most of its employees. Three Square Market plans to implant chips in the hands of volunteers among its workforce. The technology replaces identification cards used to open doors and operate office equipment. CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas reports the company, which is based in River Falls, has 80 employees. Privacy concerns have been raised by the plans.  Three Square Market will likely use the technology the…

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