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May 21, 2015, 16:58 ET

Consumer Watchdog Asks US Attorneys To Investigate Refinery "Maintenance" Issues Driving CA Gas Price Spikes

Consumer Watchdog called on California's United States Attorneys to investigate the unprecedented refinery outages driving California gasoline...

May 21, 2015, 15:41 ET

Covered California's Elimination of Budget Funds for Voter Registration Premature, Says Consumer Watchdog; Exchange Registered Just 1% of Its 4 Million Health Insurance Enrollees In Last Year

Covered California has failed to effectively implement its mandate to help enrollees register to vote, and should restore voter registration...

May 15, 2015, 15:26 ET

Southern California Gas Price Difference With US Greatest In 15 Years; 3 Month Bill To Californians Hits $2.4 Billion as CA Oil Refining Profits Soar

Gasoline price spikes cost Californians an extra $2.4 billion for their gasoline between February and April based on the average pump price paid by...

May 12, 2015, 13:27 ET

Consumer Watchdog Calls On Google To Release Driverless Car Accident Reports

Consumer Watchdog today called on Google to release the reports of accidents involving its driverless cars that have been filed with the California...

May 11, 2015, 13:52 ET

Consumer Watchdog Calls On Google To Release Driverless Car Accident Reports

Consumer Watchdog today called on Google to release the reports of accidents involving its driverless cars that have been filed with the California...

May 08, 2015, 15:31 ET

Tesoro CEO Admits Refinery "Disruption" and Shutdowns = Big Profits, Echoing Chevron Statements About Pump Spike, says Consumer Watchdog

 On a call with investors today, Gregory Goff, the CEO of Tesoro admitted refinery shutdowns and "disruptions" led to big profits on the oil...

May 07, 2015, 19:02 ET

California Medical Board Votes Unanimously To Support A Bill Requiring Doctors Check A Patient's Prescription History Before Prescribing Powerful, Addictive Medications, Says Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog today applauded a California Medical Board unanimous vote to support a bill requiring doctors to check a state prescription...

May 05, 2015, 13:58 ET

New Report: Oil Refiners' Profits Spike With Gasoline Price Spikes

Consumer Watchdog published a new report today, "Refining Profits: How Californians Get Fleeced At The Pump," showing that oil refiners have made...

May 04, 2015, 14:15 ET

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Proponents Of San Francisco Home Sharing Regulation Ballot Initiative To Withdraw Measure's Privacy Flaws That Violate City's Core Values

Consumer Watchdog today called on the proponents of a San Francisco ballot initiative that would regulate home sharing platforms, like Airbnb, to...

Apr 30, 2015, 16:47 ET

ALERT: California Gas Prices Up 37 Cents This Week; A Buck Over National Average, Driven By Refiner Shortages and Outages, Says Consumer Watchdog

The price of a gallon of regular gas in California spiked up another 40 cents this week and now stands at $3.59 a gallon at the pump due to fresh...

Apr 30, 2015, 15:32 ET

Consumer Watchdog Backs Consumer Privacy Protection Act Introduced By Sen. Leahy

Consumer Watchdog strongly supports the Consumer Privacy Protection Act introduced today by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy...

Apr 29, 2015, 17:27 ET

Failing Grades at California Hospitals Expose Lack of Patient Safety Safeguards, Says Consumer Watchdog

 Consumer Watchdog said today that the abysmal patient safety record of California hospitals exposed in a national report card highlights the...

Apr 28, 2015, 15:14 ET

California Gasoline Prices Spike 28 Cents In One Week, 89 Cents More Than USA; Consumer Watchdog Calls On CEOs For Answers

 Consumer Watchdog today said that a price spike of 28 cents per gallon at the pump over the last week was likely caused by a refinery outage...

Apr 28, 2015, 09:00 ET

CIGNA Discriminates Against HIV/AIDS Patients in Violation of the Affordable Care Act, Says Consumer Watchdog

 CIGNA, one of the nation's largest health insurers, is discriminating against patients with HIV/AIDS and attempting to circumvent the central...

Apr 27, 2015, 20:26 ET

Consumer Watchdog Praises Passage of Bill that Requires Physicians Check Prescription Drug Database Before Prescribing Powerful, Addictive Medications

 Consumer Watchdog today applauded a California Legislature committee for passing a bill that requires prescribers to check a state database...

Apr 24, 2015, 12:08 ET

Consumer Watchdog Calls On FCC And Justice Department To Block AT&T-DIRECTV Merger After Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Unravels In Face of Stiff Opposition

Consumer Watchdog today welcomed the demise the Comcast -Time Warner Cable deal in the face of strong objections by federal regulators as a victory...

Apr 23, 2015, 15:27 ET

Privacy And Taxation Can Go Hand In Hand, Consumer Watchdog Tells San Francisco and Sacramento Lawmakers

Consumer Watchdog today called for amendments to proposals under consideration in San Francisco and in the California Senate aimed at regulating...

Apr 22, 2015, 18:27 ET

Anthem Overcharging Consumers Another $33 Million For Health Insurance; Has Imposed Unjustified Price Spikes Of $145 Million Since 2013, says Consumer Watchdog

Anthem Blue Cross has, once again, failed to justify a rate increase on consumers, overcharging policyholders $33 million that California's...

Apr 21, 2015, 15:18 ET

Google Spends Record $5.47 Million On 1st Quarter Lobbying; Comcast Outlay Soars 50 Percent To $4.62 Million While Amazon Posts 130 Percent Increase To $1.91 Million, says Consumer Watchdog

 Google spent a record $5.47 million on lobbying during the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 43 percent from $3.82 million in the...

Apr 20, 2015, 16:37 ET

California Sen. McGuire's SB 593 Would Provide 'Blank Search Warrant' To Cities, Invading Privacy Of Consumers Using Home Sharing Websites, Says Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog today said it opposes a California Senate bill that requires home sharing platforms like Airbnb to turn over customers' personal...