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California bill would require businesses to offer e-receipts

California bill would require businesses to offer e-receipts

Technology
California would become the first state to require businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies under legislation proposed on Tuesday. Many businesses and consumers already are moving toward e-receipts, said Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco. But he said a law is needed because many consumers don't realize most paper receipts are coated with chemicals prohibited in baby bottles, can't be recycled and can contaminate other recycled paper because of the chemicals known as Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Bisphenol-S (BPS). His bill would require all businesses to provide proof of purchase receipts electronically starting in 2022 unless a customer asks for a printed copy. It comes days after another first-in-the-nation California law took effect requiri...
Online retailers, celebrities can't fool you now: 9 things about the new Consumer Protection Bill

Online retailers, celebrities can't fool you now: 9 things about the new Consumer Protection Bill

Finance
A three-decade-old law is being changed to give more powers to the consumer. The Lok Sabha has passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2018 which will now go to the Rajya Sabha. The new law will replace the archaic Consumer Protection Act 1986. The new law will revolutionise consumer rights in India by investing consumers and agencies with a lot more power than they currently have. Below are the highlights from the Bill: 1. The Bill proposes an executive agency, the Central Consumer Protection Authority. The agency can intervene whenever it feels necessary to protect consumers from unfair trade practices. It can also launch class action against a company, besides ordering recall or refund of products. The agency is designed on the lines of highly effective US Federal Trade Commission. 2. The ...
Last-minute tax break bill likely won't pass in Congress

Last-minute tax break bill likely won't pass in Congress

Finance
If you were planning on nabbing a deduction for your mortgage insurance or your college expenses, prepare to sit tight. That's because these and other breaks that are known as the "tax extenders" are bundled into newly proposed legislation that's likely going nowhere fast, according to policy experts. The House Ways and Means Committee proposed a package of tax provisions on Monday, known as the Retirement, Savings and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018 and the Taxpayer First Act of 2018. In addition to renewing the "tax extenders" for the 2018 tax year, Wa...
BBC's Bill Turnbull breaks down incurable cancer diagnosis in heartbreaking TV return

BBC's Bill Turnbull breaks down incurable cancer diagnosis in heartbreaking TV return

Entertainment
The BBC Breakfast presenter, who left the show in 2016 after a 15-year stint, was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer in November 2017.Bill Turnbull, 62, went public with the news in March this year, and has since kept the public updated on his progress.Last night, the celebrated journalist appeared on Channel 4's Stand Up to Cancer, where he discussed his ill health in a pre-recorded segment.Talking to the camera, Bill revisited his diagnosis, revealing the devastating effect it had on himself and his family. Related Articles The TV presenter — who has three children with his wife — said: "I have been married for almost 30 years, and that I consider to be the best thing I have ever done."After visiting the doctor due to experiencing pains in h...