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Dec 16, 2014, 11:17 ET

Consumers Union Cautions State Regulators to Monitor Oil Markets for Possible Price Manipulation

Consumers Union (CU) is cautioning state regulators to keep a close eye on oil markets in the new year. CU, the policy arm of Consumer Reports,...

Nov 12, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports Rates Best & Worst Prepaid Cards

 Prepaid cards have become an increasingly popular payment option but it can be challenging for consumers to determine which cards are the most...

Nov 12, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports califica a las mejores y peores tarjetas prepagadas

 Las tarjetas prepagadas son una opción de pago cada vez más popular, pero puede ser difícil para los consumidores determinar...

Aug 25, 2014, 15:35 ET

65 Groups Urge the FCC to Reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

 Sixty-five organizations representing consumers, content producers, and social justice and democracy-reform advocates called on the Federal...

Jun 19, 2014, 09:22 ET

Majority of Consumers Oppose the Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

Most Americans are opposed to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new public opinion poll by the Consumer...

May 18, 2014, 19:24 ET

Consumers Union on AT&T-DirecTV deal

 Telecommunications giant AT&T announced a deal to buy the nation's largest satellite TV company DirecTV today in an agreement reportedly...

Apr 08, 2014, 11:33 ET

Comcast - Time Warner Cable Merger is a Bad Deal for Consumers, says Consumers Union

Consumers stand to lose out if Comcast and Time Warner Cable are allowed to merge, according to Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division...

Mar 25, 2014, 09:33 ET

Comcast and Time Warner Cable Score Low on Latest Consumer Reports Customer Satisfaction Survey

 Comcast and Time Warner Cable earned low customer satisfaction scores in the latest Consumer Reports National Research Center's survey of...

Mar 14, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Union se suma al llamado internacional para proteger mejor a los millones de usuarios de teléfonos celulares

Consumers Union, la división de política y defensa de Consumer Reports, se une a los grupos promotores de los derechos del consumidor en...

Mar 11, 2014, 09:47 ET

Consumers Union Takes Push for Hip and Knee Implant Warranties To Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference in New Orleans

 Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, is taking its campaign to convince medical device companies to provide...

Mar 07, 2014, 07:00 ET

Key Vote in Albany Tomorrow on Genetically Engineered Food Labels

 Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, headquartered in Yonkers, today called on Assemblyman David Buchwald of White Plains...

Feb 13, 2014, 15:09 ET

Consumers Union Opposes Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger, Citing Serious Concerns About Pricing and Service

Comcast has proposed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a mega-merger that would combine the two largest cable providers in the United...

Feb 11, 2014, 15:37 ET

Consumers Union Praises Chick-fil-A For Pledging To Sell Only "No-Antibiotics" Chicken

 Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, praised Chick-fil-A today for its announcement that within five years...

Jan 23, 2014, 08:21 ET

Las pruebas realizadas por Consumer Reports muestran que los consumidores han sido expuestos innecesariamente a un riesgo potencial de cáncer en muchos refrescos

En análisis recientes realizados por Consumer Reports con sodas y otros refrescos se encontraron niveles variables de 4-metilimidazol (4-MEI),...

Jan 07, 2014, 10:11 ET

New CFPB Mortgage Rules Go Into Effect January 10

Consumers Get New Safeguards to Protect Them From Mortgage Abuses Starting January 10, consumers shopping for a mortgage will get new...

Dec 03, 2013, 09:32 ET

CFPB Issues Rule to Supervise Largest Nonbank Student Loan Servicers

Consumers Union Urges CFPB To Take Action Against Unfair Loan Servicing Abuses and To Adopt Other Reforms  The Consumer Financial...

Nov 19, 2013, 18:11 ET

Johnson & Johnson Settlement Resolves Metal Hip Lawsuits But Weak Oversight Of Medical Device Industry Leaves Hundreds of Thousands of Patients Vulnerable

Consumers Union Calls for Stricter Safety Testing & Warranties for Implants  Johnson & Johnson announced today that it has reached...

Nov 13, 2013, 09:19 ET

Consumers Union Renews Call For Student Loan Reforms As Congress Takes Up Reauthorization of Higher Education Act

Policy Brief Features Stories of Struggling Borrowers And Spells Out Urgently Needed Reforms  Consumers Union, the policy division of...

Oct 29, 2013, 13:36 ET

Consumers Union To Hold "Ending Medical Harm" Conference at Columbia University On November 6th

Conference To Focus on Tackling The 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports,...

Oct 24, 2013, 13:22 ET

New Protections For Consumers Sending Money Abroad Starting October 28

CFPB Remittance Rules Will Help Consumers Get A Fair Deal  Starting on October 28, consumers will get new protections when they use...