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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.

2011-04-12 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, and Consumer Federation of America today praised Senators John Kerry and John McCain for introducing bipartisan legislation to provide safeguards for online privacy. Ioana Rusu, Regulatory Counsel for Consumers Union, said, "This is an important step forward in giving people more control over their personal information online.


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