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2014-04-08 12:21:57

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to prevent deadly product safety disasters - such as the GM ignition switch failure -- Ralph Nader, the Center for Progressive Reform and the Center for Corporate Policy called for enacting long-overdue criminal liability for product supervisors who know their products are dangerous or deadly, yet fail to tell federal regulators of these dangers. Nader and the groups sent the letters today to the chairs and ranking...

2014-03-18 23:34:57

National Consumer Protection Week starts the beginning of March with an increase in efforts to educate people about credit, debt, identify theft and more. CreditRepair.com recently participated in these efforts. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 CreditRepair.com president Scott Smith spoke Friday in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week 2014. CreditRepair.com provides information and guidance to its members regarding various credit report problems. "Recently, the FTC reported that...

2014-03-11 08:39:09

Consumer protection group believes very few victims of false advertising receive a requested refund WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The False Labeling Complaint Center is urging consumers who believe they were intentionally misled as to the quality, or the viability of a product by false labeling to contact them at 866-714-6466, if within the last year they purchased the product, or the service. The only conditions are the consumer must still have the receipt, the consumer...

2014-03-07 08:25:17

Groups Call on Assemblyman Blumenthal to Support GMO Labeling YONKERS, N.Y., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, headquartered in Yonkers, today called on Assemblyman David Buchwald of White Plains and Mt Kisco to vote yes for Right To Know Bill A. 3525 when it comes before the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee tomorrow. This bill would require labeling of genetically engineered foods (also known as GMOs) sold in New York...

2014-03-03 23:22:05

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week March 2-8, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) offers consumers five tips to improve their level of financial protection. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week March 2-8, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) offers consumers five tips to improve their level of financial protection. “By executing one of the following steps each day, consumers will put...

2014-02-28 23:03:52

This week Attorney General Eric Holder proposed national standards for consumer notification following identity breaches, which Lexington Law has affirmed. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Lexington Law, the nation's leading credit repair provider, affirmed Attorney General Eric Holder's comments this week in the Feb. 24 Reuters article titled "Attorney General seeks national standard to protect against identity theft," where he proposes national standards for consumer...

2014-02-13 16:30:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comcast has proposed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a mega-merger that would combine the two largest cable providers in the United States. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, announced its opposition to the merger, citing the impact that the combination could have on prices and service. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, said, "Under this proposed deal, two huge companies...

2014-02-03 16:26:26

Social network's unlawful publication of minors' profiles, photos and geolocation data alleged to victimize children as young as 13 years of age--and younger SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today filed suit against MeetMe, a popular social networking platform that facilitates interactions among strangers, over inadequate privacy protections and unlawful publication of minors' profiles, photos, and location data, which can enable...

2014-01-27 08:33:46

Massachusetts consumer protection law firm offers representation on relevant tech violations. BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Consumers have a new option for asserting their rights against unwanted spam text messages and telemarketers. The consumer protection law firm Culik Law is accepting cases under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the law that prohibits these annoying intrusions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140127/MN52283) Although...

2014-01-15 12:24:18

Company Also Will Modify its Billing Practices Under FTC Settlement WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Apple Inc. has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers, paying a minimum of $32.5 million, to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company billed consumers for millions of dollars of charges incurred by children in kids' mobile apps without their parents' consent. Under the terms of the settlement with the FTC, Apple also will be required to...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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