Latest Consumers Union Stories

2011-08-08 08:30:00

Wireless Carrier's Mobile Payment Plan Not Covered By Current Statutory Protections Against Fraud Or Mistakes SAN FRANCISCO, Aug.

2011-07-20 15:28:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) prepares to open its doors for the first time Thursday, a new poll released today by Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, found that the new financial watchdog enjoys broad support from nearly three-quarters (74%) of consumers.

2011-07-08 14:02:00

Affordable Care Act Ensures Rates In All 50 States Will Face Stricter Scrutiny; Some States Need More Tools to Protect Consumers WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a report identifying ten states that currently lack sufficient authority to review health insurance rate hikes as required under the Affordable Care Act.

2011-07-05 05:00:00

More than 27,000 Consumers Relay Their Experiences with Failing Products in Latest Survey; Plus, Most and Least Reliable Brands from the Recent Product Reliability Survey YONKERS, N.Y., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do side-by-side refrigerators, laptop computers, and zero-turn-radius riding mowers have in common? They're among the most repair-prone products consumers can buy, according to Consumer Reports' most recent Product Reliability Survey.

2011-06-30 14:59:00

Aggressive Fuel Economy Standard by 2025 Will Save Consumers Money and Dramatically Cut Oil Consumption WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports today commented on proposed fuel economy standards for 2017-2025 currently being considered by the Obama Administration.

2011-06-15 08:41:00

Consumers Union Calls On Wireless Carriers to Protect Consumers When Fraudulent Charges or Mistakes Are Made With Mobile Payments SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mobile payments are being touted as the next big thing for consumers but could pose a financial risk when mistakes are made by merchants or if a phone is lost or stolen and used to make fraudulent charges.

2011-05-25 12:01:00

Consumers Union CEO Jim Guest joins Transportation Secretary LaHood, EPA Administrator Jackson for unveiling of new labels in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, today said the Obama administration's new fuel-efficiency labels for automobiles will provide important, easy-to-read information to help people compare and shop for new vehicles.

2011-05-24 10:22:00

House Oversight Committee to Hold Hearing on CFPB Today WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing later today on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the latest effort by opponents of the agency to limit its authority.

2011-05-19 12:34:00

Rate Hikes Will Be Subject To Stricter Scrutiny and Public Disclosure WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new federal rule today to help define what constitutes an unreasonable health insurance rate increase under the new health reform law.

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