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Consumer Reports praises California Governor Newsom for signing bill to help rein in high interest, predatory loans

Fair Access to Credit Act caps interest rates on loans over $2,500 SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation today introduced by Assemblymember…

October 10, 2019

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New survey of car buyers in Illinois shows widespread interest in electric cars, trucks, and SUVs 

Illinois drivers want greater access to vehicles with lower emissions, and support their state requiring more plug-in electric options SPRINGFIELD, IL — A new survey…

October 4, 2019

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Consumer Reports investigation finds cable company-imposed fees add nearly $450 to customer bills each year

Report shows cable companies use hidden fees to raise prices while leaving advertised rates unchanged  WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new investigation by Consumer Reports found…

October 3, 2019

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Consumer Reports: Court largely upholds FCC net neutrality repeal, but leaves door open for states to act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal appeals court today largely upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of its 2015 net neutrality rules, but it rejected the…

October 1, 2019

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Consumer Reports supports bill in Congress to stop hidden resort fees

Hotel Advertising Transparency Act requires hotels to include all fees in advertised price for rooms  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports urged lawmakers in Congress today…

September 26, 2019

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Minnesota plan to adopt low and zero-emission vehicle standards is a win for consumers

SAINT PAUL, MN — Today, Governor Tim Walz directed Minnesota to begin the process of adopting ‘Low Emission Vehicle’ (LEV) standards, which would lower pollution…

September 25, 2019

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Consumer Reports applauds House for approving FAIR Act to end forced arbitration, calls on Senate to act

Bill prohibits corporations from forcing consumers, workers, and small businesses to use arbitration to settle legal claims  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports praised lawmakers in…

September 20, 2019

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Consumer Reports applauds San Francisco City Attorney for suing JustFly and FlightHub over hidden travel fees

Lawsuit alleges companies charge deceptive fees and use “bait-and-switch advertising”  SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Consumer Reports praised San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today for…

September 19, 2019

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White House plan to revoke states’ authority to set emissions standards would increase pollution, cost consumers 

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the White House announced its intention to strip 14 states of their long-standing authority to set vehicle emission standards, which have…

September 18, 2019

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Consumer Reports urges House to approve STURDY Act to help protect children from deadly dresser tip-over incidents

  CR investigation finds tip-overs are an epidemic; one child dies every two weeks from furniture, TV, or appliance tipping over onto them    …

September 17, 2019

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