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16 Dec, 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,...


12 Nov, 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...


12 Nov, 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...


25 Aug, 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...


18 May, 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...


25 Mar, 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...


13 Feb, 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...


11 Feb, 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...


07 Jan, 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...


03 Dec, 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...


19 Nov, 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...


13 Nov, 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...


29 Oct, 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,...


24 Oct, 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...


24 Oct, 2013, 12:47 ET Nuevas protecciones para los consumidores que envían dinero al extranjero, comenzando el 28 de octubre

Comenzando el 28 de octubre, los consumidores obtendrán nuevas protecciones cuando usen servicios de transferencia internacional de dinero o...


17 Sep, 2013, 16:06 ET Joint Statement of Consumers Union, Food & Water Watch, Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety

U.S. Department of Agriculture Guts National Organic Law; Circumvents Public Process Decision makes it easier to continue use of artificial...


16 Sep, 2013, 13:54 ET CDC Report Shows Growing Threat Posed By Antibiotic Resistance

Consumers Union Calls For Stronger Action to Curb Antibiotic Overuse And To Prevent The Spread Of Deadly Infections in Hospitals A new report...


10 Sep, 2013, 09:00 ET Consumers Union Calls On Medical Device Makers to Provide Warranties for Hip & Knee Implants

Warranties Will Ultimately Improve Safety and Quality of Implants Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, is calling on the top...


30 Jul, 2013, 06:00 ET Consumer Reports Rates Prepaid Cards For Value, Convenience, Safety & Disclosure of Fees

Many Cards Have Dropped Fees & Offer Convenient Features But Fee Disclosure Is Still Poor and Consumers Lack Important Legal Safeguards...


25 Jul, 2013, 09:59 ET Consumer Reports Poll: Trader Joe's Doesn't Live Up To Its Customers' Expectations On Antibiotics and Meat

Majority Of Trader Joe's Shoppers Agree Grocer Should Stop Selling Meat And Poultry Raised On Antibiotics  A new poll by the Consumer...


11 Jun, 2013, 00:09 ET CFPB Report Highlights Need for Stronger Checking Account Overdraft Reforms

 A report issued today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau underscores the need for new reforms to protect consumers from unfair...


30 May, 2013, 12:33 ET Consumers Union Urges the Department of Education to Strengthen Oversight of For-Profit Colleges

Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, urged the Department of Education today to strengthen oversight of for-profit...


28 May, 2013, 12:48 ET Consumers Union Ad in San Francisco Chronicle Urges Trader Joe's To Help Curb A Major Public Health Crisis

Campaign Calls On Grocer To Stop Selling Meat Raised On Antibiotics Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, called...


23 May, 2013, 12:55 ET Consumers Union Praises Covered California's Release of Plans and Proposed Rates as Important Milestone for Implementing the Affordable Care Act

 Covered California, the new statewide marketplace for private health insurance, announced today the health plans that have been chosen to...


08 May, 2013, 18:32 ET CFPB Report Highlights the Burden of Student Loan Debt & Options For Making Repayment More Affordable

A new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau details the staggering debt that burdens an increasing number of graduating college...