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CR: State lawmakers must protect student loan borrowers in light of scathing Inspector General’s report

Report blasts Education Department for failing to hold student loan servicers accountable for treating borrowers fairly  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports called on state lawmakers…

February 14, 2019

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Consumer Reports Applauds Legislation to Fight Hidden Cable Fees

Thursday, February 14, 2019 Markey and Eshoo Introduce “TRUE Fees Act” to Make Cable, Internet Pricing More Transparent WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today applauded…

February 14, 2019

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CFPB proposal would weaken oversight of “fintech” and put consumers at risk

Consumer Reports opposes CFPB proposal that would give providers “safe harbor” from some consumer protection laws WASHINGTON, D.C. – A proposal by the Consumer Financial…

February 11, 2019

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CFPB’s revised payday loan rule eliminates important protections for borrowers

Proposed rule removes “ability-to-repay” requirement needed to ensure borrowers can afford loans WASHINGTON, D.C. – A revised payday loan rule proposed by the Consumer Financial…

February 6, 2019

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Spectrum Hikes Broadcast Fee by 20% Just Months After Previous Fee Increase

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Spectrum cable customers should prepare to see their bills jump again, as Spectrum (owned by Charter Communications) isreportedly set to…

February 5, 2019

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Consumer Groups Urge Action on Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Misleading “Spoofed” Robocalls

January 17, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan bill reintroduced today in the Senate will address the growing problem of “spoofed” robocalls that use fraudulent…

January 17, 2019

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Consumer Reports: Ikea must recall, offer refunds for dangerous dresser model

CR calls for stronger standards, enforcement to protect young children from furniture tip-overs WASHINGTON, D.C.—Consumer Reports today published a new story in its series about…

January 9, 2019

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Consumer Reports: Self-driving companies’ education campaigns must be driven by safety, not public relations

New industry coalition launched at CES 2019 to educate consumers and lawmakers about AVs WASHINGTON, D.C. — As major carmakers, tech companies, and partner groups…

January 8, 2019

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USDA’s new disclosure rule for genetically engineered food will leave many consumers in the dark

Information will be hard to access, rule omits many genetically engineered foods WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new disclosure rule issued today by the U.S. Department…

December 20, 2018

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Consumer Reports: FTC, Congress must take action in wake of latest Facebook privacy revelations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Facebook contends with the latest in a series of privacy scandals, Consumer Reports is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

December 19, 2018

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