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DOT’s new rule leaves consumers more vulnerable to unfair and deceptive airline industry practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new rule issued late last Friday during a holiday weekend by the U.S. Department of Transportation will make it more difficult…

November 30, 2020

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Consumer Reports Renews Call For Mandatory COVID-19 Safety Standards For Airlines and Airports As Holiday Travel Season Begins

Millions Of Americans Expected To Fly Over Thanksgiving Holiday Despite CDC Recommendation To Avoid Air Travel WASHINGTON, DC – As the holiday travel season approaches, Consumer…

November 23, 2020

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Consumer Reports statement in response to the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Visa and Plaid

  Washington, DC—Consumer Reports released the following statements in response to the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Visa for its proposed plan to acquire Plaid…

November 6, 2020

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California Voters Ratify CR-Supported Proposition 24 to Strengthen Privacy Protections

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In a win for consumer privacy, CR-supported Proposition 24 was approved by voters in California. The ballot measure, introduced by the original sponsors…

November 4, 2020

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CFPB rules fail to protect consumers from abusive debt collection harassment

New rules don’t require debt collectors to document a debt is owed and allow unlimited text, email, and direct messages on social media to consumers…

October 30, 2020

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Consumer Reports criticizes OCC for encouraging “rent-a-bank” lending schemes

OCC issues rule that hurts state efforts to rein in predatory lenders  WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new rule issued by the Office of the Comptroller…

October 27, 2020

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Consumer Groups Take on Facebook at the U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Deluge of Robocalls

National Consumer Law Center: Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Consumer Reports: David Butler (david.butler@consumer.org) Consumer Federation of America: Susan Grant (sgrant@consumerfed.org) National Consumer…

October 26, 2020

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Consumer Reports Urges Californians to Vote Yes on Proposition 24

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Consumer Reports has endorsed California Proposition 24, The California Privacy Rights Act. The measure, which is currently on the November 3rd ballot, would…

October 23, 2020

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New dishwasher rule is unnecessary, jeopardizes consumer savings

Dishwasher standards are saving consumers money while meeting their needs WASHINGTON — A new Department of Energy (DOE) rule would create a new class of…

October 23, 2020

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Consumer Reports calls on Arizona to invest in new vehicle technology to create a consumer-driven economic recovery

71% of prospective vehicle buyers are interested in getting an electric vehicle PHOENIX, AZ — Consumer Reports is advising Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to take…

October 20, 2020

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