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Feb 26, 2013, 03:00 ET

INTERPOL startet globale Großinitiative im Kampf gegen die illegale Fischerei

- Pew und Norwegen unterstützen die Initiative, um Fischergemeinden, Fischerei und Meeresumwelt zu schützen INTERPOLs Programm gegen...

Feb 26, 2013, 03:00 ET

INTERPOL lance une initiative mondiale majeure contre la pêche illicite

- Pew et la Norvège soutiennent les efforts de protection de l'industrie piscicole et de ses communautés ainsi que de l'environnement...

Feb 26, 2013, 03:00 ET

INTERPOL Launches Major Global Initiative to Fight Illegal Fishing

Pew and Norway are bolstering effort to protect fishing communities, fisheries and marine environment Today, INTERPOL's Environmental Crime...

Feb 21, 2013, 14:45 ET

Pew Commends Interior for Adopting Balanced Plan on National Petroleum Reserve Lands

Joshua Reichert, an executive vice president at The Pew Charitable Trusts who leads the organization's environmental work, issued the following...

Feb 20, 2013, 17:02 ET

Pew Survey: Payday Loans Fail to Work As Advertised

Re-Borrowing the Loans Is Affordable; Paying Them Off Is Not  A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Payday Lending in America:...

Feb 06, 2013, 14:40 ET

Pew Applauds South Dakota Leaders for Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

Today, Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law comprehensive criminal justice legislation that will improve public safety and save...

Feb 05, 2013, 15:58 ET
Elections Performance Index Interactive Tool  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

New Pew Study Identifies Seven States with Best Election Administration Performance in 2008 and 2010

­­ Seven states performed well in both the 2008 and 2010 elections including Colorado, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota,...

Jan 17, 2013, 06:00 ET

Pew Delivers Clean Energy Recommendations to Administration and Congress

The domestic clean energy economy needs national policies to innovate, manufacture, and compete The global clean energy marketplace is...

Jan 16, 2013, 08:00 ET

Pew Study Finds 61 Cities' Retirement Systems Face $217 Billion Gap

Sixty-one key cities across America have emerged from the Great Recession with a gap of more than $217 billion between what they had promised their...

Jan 04, 2013, 12:33 ET

Pew Thanks President Obama for Fulfilling Promise to Make Our Food Safe

Erik Olson, director of food programs at The Pew Charitable Trusts, issued the following statement on today's release of major draft regulations to...

Dec 05, 2012, 10:31 ET

More Than Half of Top 12 U.S. Banks Now Use Pew's Model Checking Account Disclosures

SunTrust and Others Make Information More Consumer-Friendly SunTrust voluntarily adopted The Pew Charitable Trusts' disclosure summary for...

Nov 28, 2012, 08:06 ET
Big banks, consumers, and checking account dispute resolution.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Pew Report: Most Banks Limit Consumer Options for Dispute Resolution in Checking Accounts

Survey Finds Consumers Conflicted about Arbitration Practices The Pew Safe Checking in the Electronic Age Project today released Banking on...

Nov 01, 2012, 09:15 ET
Sizing Up Snack Foods: This graphic compares what snacks are currently sold in U.S. schools to what could be sold under updated nutrition standards.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

When It Comes To Healthy Snacks, Many Schools Do Not Make The Grade

In All But One State, Fewer Than Half of Secondary Schools Sold Fruits or Vegetables as Snacks in 2010 The majority of our nation's...

Sep 12, 2012, 14:35 ET

Virtual Back To School Night: The School Day Just Got Healthier!

Join the conversation about new school meal standards What:   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently updated the nutrition...

Sep 06, 2012, 08:02 ET
According to a new report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, general purpose reloadable prepaid cards can be used as an alternative to traditional checking accounts, but come with added risks. Pew reviewed 52 prepaid cards that cover at least 75 percent of the market in 2011 and found that their varying fee structures make comparison shopping very difficult because most products have 7 to 15 individual fees to consider.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Pew Finds Reloadable Prepaid Cards Risky Option for Consumers Compared to Checking Accounts

According to a new report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid cards – used to make purchases,...

Aug 30, 2012, 12:10 ET

Pew Applauds Executive Order to Increase Industrial Energy Efficiency

Phyllis Cuttino, director of the Pew Clean Energy Program, issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama's executive order aimed at...

Aug 29, 2012, 08:02 ET

Five of the Top 12 Biggest Banks Adopt Pew's Consumer-Friendly Summary of Checking Terms & Fees

 Bank of America is among the latest banks to announce they will voluntarily adopt Pew's disclosure summary for checking...

Jul 25, 2012, 10:25 ET
Subsidyscope charts analyze federal spending types and magnitudes across nine economic sectors.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

As Congress Debates Cutting Deficit, Pew Releases New Comparative Charts on Federal Subsidies

Subsidyscope Charts Analyze Major Spending Types in Nine Economic Sectors  As Congress considers ways to cut the deficit, Pew's...

Jul 18, 2012, 18:23 ET
The Pew Charitable Trusts establishes a new understanding of borrowers and their needs in the report, "Payday Lending in America: Who Borrows, Where They Borrow, and Why.".  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Nationwide Pew Survey Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Payday Loans

12 Million Americans Use Payday Loans Annually Americans spend $7.4 billion per year on payday loans, including an average of $520 in...

Jul 17, 2012, 09:51 ET

Citibank Adopts Pew's Summary of Checking Account Terms & Fees

Pew Commends Citibank and Town and Country Bank for Increasing Transparency for Consumers  Citibank is the third major bank to...