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2014-02-10 08:33:03

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog, a U.S. public interest group, has objected to the European Union's College of Commissioners over the antitrust settlement deal with Google that was announced last week by the Commissioner for Competition, Vice President Joaquin Almunia, the group said today. In separate letters addressed to the Commission's Secretary-General and 27 of the 28 commissioners, John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy...

2014-02-05 16:31:02

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The settlement to end the European antitrust investigation of Google described today by Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia is unacceptable, Consumer Watchdog said and the group added that Google's third Commitment document must be made public. "The deal as outlined by Almunia bizarrely not only allows Google to profit from the traffic it diverts from competitors, but also from the new possibilities to charge for...

2014-01-30 08:37:43

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today insisted the European Commission must 'market test' a reported new proposal from Google to settle the three-year antitrust investigation of the Internet giant and said any remedy must insist that Google use an objective, nondiscriminatory mechanism to rank and display all search results - including links to Google products. Reuters reported on Wednesday that a new deal to settle was close and that...

2014-01-29 16:24:31

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:The Brazilian Haircare Market: What Consumers Use and Why?Product SynopsisThis report provides the results for the Haircare market in Brazil from Canadean's unique, highly detailed study of consumers' Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) consumption habits, and forms part of an overall series covering all CPG product markets. Its coverage includes, but is not limited to, consumption behaviors,...

2014-01-29 08:24:53

LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:The UK Haircare Market: What Consumers Use and Why? Product SynopsisThis report provides the results for the Haircare market in the UK from Canadean's unique, highly detailed study of consumers' Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) consumption habits, and forms part of an overall series covering all CPG product markets. Its coverage includes, but is not limited to, consumption behaviors, the...

2013-11-26 23:04:18

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Russian Prepared Meals Market: What Consumers Eat and Why? London (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Product Synopsis This report provides the results for the Prepared Meals market in Russia from Canadean’s unique, highly detailed study of consumers’ Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) consumption habits, and forms part of an overall series covering all CPG product markets. Its coverage includes, but is not limited to, consumption...

2013-09-17 16:22:23

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The withdrawal today of a major advertising trade association from a group trying to write a Do Not Track standard demonstrates the need for legislation to protect online privacy, Consumer Watchdog said. The public interest group said it is exploring the possibility of drafting a California ballot initiative to implement Do Not Track protections. The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) told the World Wide Web Consortium...

2013-07-23 23:29:36

Lexington Law’s upcoming TweetChat titled, “Why Have Medical Bills Ruined My Life?” scheduled for July 26th will allow Twitter users to submit their questions to a top credit insider. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Lexington Law, the nation’s leading provider of consumer credit report repair services, is taking to Twitter for its upcoming TweetChat titled, “Why Have Medical Bills Ruined My Life?” During the live event, Lexington Law will address the topic of medical bill debt, the...

2013-04-16 12:22:10

Groups Press for New Law to Level Playing Field for Consumers in Rate Hike Cases - Create Utility "Watchdog" Office ALBANY, N.Y., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers get hit with some of the highest utility bills in the nation, and according to AARP, this is exactly why the utility game needs to change in the Empire State. Today, a group of New York lawmakers, AARP New York, and a broad coalition of consumer groups are proposing legislation to do just that,...

2013-02-15 12:20:51

CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will issue its first-ever report card on electric competition, and alert consumers about troubling reports of potentially fraudulent telephone and door-to-door marketing in Chicago neighborhoods. The news conference is: <blockquote> 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 18CUB Headquarters 309 West Washington St., Suite 800Chicago </blockquote> CUB Executive Director David Kolata will unveil CUB's report...