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Consumers have more choices than ever before. There are so many ways to spend your money, and even more ways to lose it. That’s why viewers tune in each week to CTV News Consumer Watch Reporter Lea Williams-Doherty.
A former trial lawyer, Lea cuts through the jargon and brings you information you need so that you don’t turn into a victim. Regularly reporting on how consumers can protect themselves against unethical business practices, Lea prepares you with questions that should be asked when entering into a contract.
Consumer Watch Stories
Volkswagen and Audi say they are recalling 850,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States.
Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it would recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp. air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle.
A local man has come up with an innovative idea to provide delivery and shipment services to Calgarians on-demand and even though the company is just a month old it already has hundreds of clients.
Honda's quarterly profit slipped 19 per cent as costs related to air-bag recalls eroded the benefits from growing sales.
Ford Motor Co. is pulling out of Japan and Indonesia, saying that market conditions in each country have made it difficult to grow sales or make sustained profits.
Another Calgary home renovation contractor has suddenly closed its doors leaving many home owners with unfinished jobs and little recourse.
Volkswagen lagged while other major automakers cashed in on record European car sales in December as the German company struggled with the fallout from its emissions-cheating scandal.
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A civil trial has begun in New York to test the boundaries of hundreds of claims remaining against General Motors over faulty ignition switches.
The City of Calgary is trying to hammer out a new agreement that will allow Uber and other private for-hire vehicle operators to set up shop in the city.
Volkswagen said Wednesday that a problem with carbon dioxide emissions is far smaller than initially suspected, with further checks finding 'slight discrepancies' in only a few models and no evidence of illegal changes to fuel consumption and emissions figures.
As we head into another holiday season, it’s easy to ignore a budget given the long list of items topping Christmas lists, but a new report may give residents of Alberta something to think about.
The CBRE’s latest annual forecast for commercial real estate in Canada was released on Tuesday and the agency is predicting that office vacancy rates in Calgary will continue to rise next year.
Online shopping is steadily increasing and with all that financial information floating around on the Internet it’s no surprise that cybercrime is also on the rise.
Ford is recalling nearly 452,000 midsize cars because the gas tanks potentially can leak fuel.
Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a US$160-billion stock deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.
The Better Business Bureau is cautioning holiday shoppers about the potential pitfalls of layaway plans and has a few tips to help consumers avoid taking on payments they can't afford.
A consumer watchdog group says dinosaur claws inspired by the movie "Jurassic World" and a substance that looks like poop are among the worst toys for Christmas this year.
European car buyers appeared reluctant to punish Volkswagen too severely for its emissions scandal, penalizing the German carmaker's sales but no more than some of its competitors.
The city is seeking an injunction to temporarily stop drivers of private for-hire vehicles who use the Uber app from offering rides for a fee until safety, insurance and regulatory requirements are met.
One of the largest part recalls in history is proving to be one of the most frustrating for owners as those lucky enough to secure the repair kit find themselves dropping their vehicle at the shop for a second time.
The New Year will usher in a new look on Canadian newsstands as the venerable fashion magazine Flare disappears from the racks and turns its focus towards targeting a younger demographic both online and offline.
Embattled air bag maker Takata Corp. reported a net loss of 5.58 billion yen ($45.8 million) for the six months that ended in September as costs from a massive recall of defective air bags bit into strong growth in sales.
Could you go a whole year without buying a single new thing besides food? Lunenberg, N.S.’s Lee Simpson did it, and she says she learned along the way about what she really needs and what she really doesn't.