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2014-04-28 08:22:16

CLEVELAND, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenders and auto dealers are warned to expect additional regulatory guidance and enforcement activity from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau"), according to an article in the April 15, 2014 edition of the Bloomberg BNA Banking Report. The article - "How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Ensnared Auto Dealers" - was authored by a team of professionals at McDonald Hopkins LLC and McDonald Hopkins Government...

2014-04-25 12:24:22

Former Senior Editor at Newsweek/Daily Beast to Spearhead Magazine's Editorial Team YONKERS, N.Y., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports, the world's largest independent, non-profit product-testing organization, has named Ellen Kampinsky as editor-in-chief of Consumer Reports magazine. In her new role, Ms. Kampinsky will be responsible for overseeing Consumer Reports' flagship publication and working closely with the editorial team to ensure it remains at the...

2014-04-17 23:13:30

Video Segments to Unravel Consumer Credit Myths Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Today, Lexington Law launched a first, for the credit repair industry: An educational video series for consumers regarding their credit reports and credit scores. The firm is the nation’s leading credit repair services provider. Credit in a Minute, a reoccurring video series featured on Lexington Law’s YouTube channel, provides quick takes about critical topics, and is hosted by noted consumer...

2014-04-17 16:22:39

New Report Highlights Interest Group Campaigns Wrongly Targeting Widely-Used Chemicals, Leading to Unproven Substitutes in Consumer Products AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Consumer Association (TCA) today released a new report warning that substitutes for widely-used chemicals in consumer products may be unproven and leave consumers at risk. The paper, titled "Assessing Consumer Product Safety: How Science Can Be Sidelined in Product...

WhatsApp Purchase By Facebook Gets Go Ahead From The FTC
2014-04-11 11:13:08

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has given its approval for Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $19 billion. The regulator granted authorization with a warning that the FTC will be watching for privacy violations. As the FTC cleared the way for Facebook to complete the acquisition, it also issued a letter, reports CNET. The letter, addressed to Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan and WhatsApp's general counsel Anne Hoge and signed...

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...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.