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Consumer Reports supports FTC suit to block Kroger-Albertsons merger

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Consumer Reports applauded the Federal Trade Commission’S (FTC) lawsuit to block Kroger Company’s $24.6 billion acquisition of the Albertsons Companies, Inc., the largest…

February 26, 2024

Consumer Reports comment letter to the Treasury Department on financial inclusion

Consumer Reports letter to the Department of Treasury in response to its Request for Information on financial inclusion. CR commends and fully supports the Treasury…

February 21, 2024

Joint coalition letter urging leaders of Senate and House Appropriation Committees to protect funding for the USDA, FTC, and DOJ so they can continue enforcing antitrust laws

Joint coalition letter to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriation Committees to protect funding for the United States Department of Agriculture, Federal Trade Commission,…

February 16, 2024

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Credit report error complaints to CFPB have increased more than 2.5 times since 2021

Consumer Reports and WorkMoney launch Credit Checkup project to encourage consumers to check their reports for credit-damaging errors YONKERS, NY – Consumers should check their…

February 15, 2024

CR comment letter in support of the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed ban of costly junk fees

Consumer Reports letter in support of the FTC’s proposed ban of surprise and unavoidable junk fees that are charged for goods or services that inflate…

February 7, 2024

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Consumer Reports urges FTC to finalize proposed ban on costly junk fees

CR submits nearly 50,000 petition signatures and hundreds of stories from consumers fed up with rampant hidden junk fees in comment letter to FTC WASHINGTON,…

February 7, 2024

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CFPB proposes ban on junk fees charged by banks for non-sufficient funds

Consumer Reports praises Bureau’s proposal to prohibit fees when banks decline transactions at the tap, swipe or click  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Financial institutions would be…

January 24, 2024

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CFPB proposes new rules to protect consumers from excessive overdraft bank fees

Consumer Reports praises CFPB proposal to ensure overdraft fees are reasonable and costs are clearly disclosed to consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. – New rules proposed today…

January 17, 2024

Consumer Reports endorses the Fans First Act (S. 3457) to promote fairness in event ticket pricing

Consumer Reports strongly supports S.3457, the “Fans First Act” , to promote fairness in ticket sales for concerts, sports and other live entertainment events. The…

January 12, 2024

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Consumer Reports Supports Action by CFPB to Implement Common Sense Rules for Payment Applications

CR offers recommendations for strengthening proposal to protect consumers’ financial data   WASHINGTON, DC – In a comment letter submitted today to the Consumer Financial Protection…

January 8, 2024

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