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Land of the fee: At first, DirecTV could not offer a reasonable explanation for why it was assessing its “Regional Sports Fee” unevenly. But the company is now apologizing and saying it will credit the bills of affected customers.
The end: As RadioShack slouched toward its second bankruptcy in two years, employees of the once-great retailer inundated Consumerist with tales of tight-lipped managers, confusion over store closings, and “clearance” savings that aren’t what they appear to be. Plus: Here are the 365 stores RadioShack wants to close next.
CAFE standards: Some states say they will go to court to fight carmakers’ attempts to undo the EPA’s longterm fuel-economy and emissions standards.
Ghostwriter?: Newly unsealed court documents suggest that Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto, may have written at least some of an academic research paper used to demonstrate the safety of the weed-killer’s main chemical.