Five Key Takeaways from the 2018 CFA Consumer Complaint Survey Report

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By Susan Grant, Consumer Federation of America So many interesting issues emerged from this year’s survey of state and local consumer protection agencies that it’s impossible to list them all. Here are some of my key takeaways based on information from the survey report. Payment methods in...
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Better Markets Speaks Truth to Power at Fed Stress Tests Conference

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By Better Markets Stress tests, as we’ve detailed here, have been invaluable in strengthening our financial system. They are vital tools that protect taxpayers and our economy by making sure that banks have enough capital to absorb their own losses without needing bailouts. To prote...
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To Address PFAS Pollution, Congress Should Report, Reduce and Remediate

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group When it comes to household waste, we all know the mantra: Reduce, reuse, recycle. When it comes to pollution from the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, Congress should adopt a different three-part approach: Report PFAS releases, reduce PFAS...
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HUD Celebrates One Year of Smokefree Apartment Living

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By the American Lung Association For more than a decade, the American Lung Association has been working hard to protect everyone in public housing from secondhand smoke exposure. This multi-faceted effort included years of advocating for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...
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EPA Kills Bristol Bay Protections, Cozies Up to Pebble Mine

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By Taryn Kiekow Heimer, Natural Resources Defense Council In a purely political move unsupported by science, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today withdrew its proposal for common-sense restrictions that would have protected Bristol Bay, Alaska from the giant Pebble Mine – a colossal...
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USDA to Biotech: Call Your Own Compliance

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By Steve Suppan, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants agribusiness to sell more genetically engineered (GE) seeds and food products all over the world, as soon as possible. This rule would go beyond already controversial genetically modified...
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