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The Clark Howard Podcast

Clark Howard is the watchdog for consumers everywhere, and we feel Clark is a perfect fit. Protecting your wallet and keeping you apprised of the latest in consumer technology every weekday.

Teens are buying burner phones to stay connected after their primary phones have been taken by their parents; Christa reads listener posts about how Clark has missed the mark in his advice this week. If you have a “Clark Stinks” to share you can leave it here.

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Clark gives a positive update on the current state of his prostate cancer; New Yorkers are upset about sneaky credit surcharges landing on their final bill at NY establishments; Soda taxes are causing folks in Philadelphia to drink less sugary soft drinks.

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What’s App was hacked and older versions of Windows have a major bug. You need to run and update ASAP if you use either; Apple is kicking apps off of its app store because they are competitive threats to proprietary apps that it has launched; Clark discusses what specific goods will cost more because of the increased tariffs on goods from China.

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It’s national Bike to work week. And electric bike sales are surging; Alexa is spying on your and your kids if you have an Echo device in your home; Travel bookings are lagging and that can often be a predictor of a possible recession.

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The stock market did not have a great day thanks to uncertainty in the market based on trade relations. Clark gives his take; The CEO of Chobani wrote a large check to a school district in Rhode Island that was penalizing kids for not having paid for their school lunches; A Supreme Court ruling means that consumers can now sue Apple for its app store practices.

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As automobiles become increasingly autonomous, the nature of car insurance is changing too. Tesla is at the forefront of this change; Christa reads listener posts about how Clark has missed the mark in his advice this week. If you have a “Clark Stinks” to share you can leave it here.

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Google is making some changes to give you more control over your privacy when using the Chrome browser; Clark talks with David Lazarus of the LA Times about the potential for airlines to adopt standing seating arrangements. 

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The CFPB has proposed new debt collection rules that are really, really bad for consumers; Watch out when using Paypal and Venmo because scammers are finding more ways to get access to your money via those apps; Arizona is making it easier for folks that move there to find work without government overreach. 

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