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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 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 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 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 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 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 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...


Jul 10, 2012, 11:46 ET Pew Finds Most Americans Have Greater Income than Their Parents, But Little Movement Up and Down the Economic Ladder

Pursuing the American Dream: Economic Mobility Across Generations, the latest research from The Pew Charitable Trusts, shows opportunity is not the...


Jun 26, 2012, 17:29 ET Pew Commends U.S. Congress for Passing FDA User Fee Legislation

 The U.S. Senate today joined the House in passing the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187), a bill to support the...


Jun 14, 2012, 11:00 ET Top Young Latin American Scientists Named Pew Biomedical Fellows

Ten young researchers were named Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts.  For...


Jun 14, 2012, 11:00 ET Jovens cientistas notáveis da América Latina são nomeados Bolsistas Pew na Área Biomédica

Dez jovens pesquisadores foram hoje nomeados Bolsistas Pew Latino-Americanos na área de Ciências Biomédicas pelo The Pew Charitable...