April 10, 2021


FTC slams Facebook as ‘personal social networking’ monopoly in latest filing

The Federal Trade Commission ratcheted up the rhetoric in its lawsuit against Facebook Inc. in a filing late Wednesday, calling it a “personal social networking” monopoly that is “violating the antitrust laws by maintaining its monopoly through means other than competition on the merits.”

In urging the judge handling the agency’s antitrust lawsuit against the social networking giant to proceed despite Facebook’s
request last month to dismiss it, the FTC argued Facebook is trying to get the fight thrown out “before it even begins.”

“Congress has explicitly provided that the FTC need not challenge an acquisition at its

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Personal finance experts encourage filing your federal taxes before extended deadline

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Despite the June 15 extension for Texans to file their federal income taxes, experts say you should still file as soon as possible.

“I’m of the mind that knowledge is power,” said Jeanette Pavini, “so if you are going to be getting money back, if you’re going to be having to owe a little bit more money, I think it’s better to know sooner than later.”

Pavini is a savings expert and author of the new book, The Joy of $avings.

She said most Americans will receive returns on their taxes this year and it’s

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People now filing insurance claims, looking for contractors for winter storm damage

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — As many people around the state recover from the winter storm, some homeowners have the difficult choice of choosing a contractor and filing insurance claims.

For some Texans, water and electricity remain an issue on the heels of the winter storm, but for others, the road to recovery has already begun.

Busted water pipes have caused damage to many homes throughout the state and insurance claims are already being filed.

“We’ve heard from about 18,900 customers across the state reporting damage, and the vast majority of that is because of frozen and broken water pipes. And

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Filing an Insurance Claim for Texas Storm Damage? Payouts Hinge on Policy Details

When the snow and ice melt, many Texans will file insurance claims for the damage. Some will be annoyed that they get nothing for a freezer-full of spoiled meat, while others will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to get money to fix a wrecked car.

The unusual winter storm in the big state is giving many insurers opportunity to test new mobile-based technology that has proliferated over the past year for more quickly settling claims for car wrecks, insurance-industry executives said.

But the massive storm also will highlight variations in basic homeowners policies that some consumer activists

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