90 Years After the Crash of ’29, Markets Are Once Again at Risk

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By Barbara Roper, Consumer Federation of America On October 29, 1929, the U.S. stock market capped a week of jitters by plunging another 12 percent in market value, panicking investors and ushering in a period of economic devastation unmatched in the United States before or since. Ninety years...
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Taking a Stand Against the Trump EPA’s Latest Rollback

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By Rebecca Stoner, Sierra Club Trump’s EPA is trying to sneak through a rollback of popular, commonsense controls on methane pollution. (And we do mean popular: Even many oil and gas companies support them). They held just one public hearing on October 17 in Dallas, Texas. But the Sierra...
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Rocket Fuel Chemical Doesn’t Belong in Food Packaging

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By Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC and partners took legal action to overturn the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow the harmful chemical perchlorate to be used in food packaging. “Perchlorate harms kids, and it’s all over our food supply,” says Erik D. Olson, senior...
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