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Consumer News


DCBA Awarded for Mediation Program during L.A. County Mediation Week

The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) is proud to celebrate Mediation Week in the County of Los Angeles from April 4-8, 2016.


April is California Financial Literacy Month

California Financial Literacy Month is all about helping Californians achieve their financial goals. Understanding how financial products and services work helps you make better, more informed decisions.


DCBA Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week 2016

When it comes to being a smart consumer, here are some simple Dos and Don’ts to remember this National Consumer Protection Week, which takes place from March 6-12, 2016.