Consumer Protection

The Almighty Dollar before Health and Safety of Americans

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

A recent op-ed is completely correct in its assumptions that anti-regulations rhetoric from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is incessantly talking about regulations killing jobs and the economy.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection, Higher Ed

BANKS SKIM MILLIONS IN FEES FROM STUDENT AID

Banks and other financial firms take advantage of partnerships with colleges and universities, harming students.

Report | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection, Higher Ed

The Campus Debit Card Trap

Banks and other financial firms take advantage of partnerships with colleges and universities, harming students.

STATMENT: US Senate Approves FDA Safety and Innovation Act

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

The US Senate Passage of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) not Strong Enough to Ensure Sufficient Consumer Safety from Drugs and Medical devices.

Tragedy reinforces need for Homeowners’ Bill of Rights

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

Californin man's death is further evidence that big banks have failed consumers.  

Do Not Track gets another push

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

FTC tells congress of need for meaningful Do Not Track policies.

New FCC rules to prevent cramming on landline phone bills

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

FCC announces new rules to stop “Cramming” on land lines, ignores wireless phone lines.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection, Food

CALPIRG Calls on USDA to Increase Testing for Mad Cow

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) statement confirming the presence of an infected cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) - commonly referred to as “mad cow disease” - in California reinforces the need for increased animal testing.

LA Times highlights failure to provide cheap broadband Internet

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

LA Times columnist David Lazarus highlights the fact that the USA is falling behind the rest of the world in providing access to low coast quality Internet service.

CFPB Release new tools to help students manage debt

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launches a beta version of the Financial Aid Comparison Shopper - an interactive online tool designed to help students plan for the costs of higher education.

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