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  • Student Consumer Action Network | INPIRG
    and far too often they are forced to choose between covering employees and the very survival of their businesses Keep Reading Report Consumer Protection The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Without health care reform the United States is projected to spend over 40 trillion on health care in the next decade Experts estimate that thirty percent of that spending up to 12 trillion dollars will be wasted on ineffective care pointless red tape and counterproductive treatments that can actually harm patients Keep Reading Report INPIRG Consumer Protection The Cost of Repeal for Young Adults Examining the Impact of Repealing the New Federal Health Care Law on Young Adults In this report U S PIRG has examined official research data and projections from independent sources to provide a detailed picture of repeal s impact on young adults The evidence reveals that young people would face significant costs if the Affordable Care Act is repealed Keep Reading Report Consumer Protection Toward Common Ground Bridging the Political Divide to Reduce Spending Our nation faces unprecedented fiscal challenges as the commitments we ve made now and into the future far outpace our fiscal capacity Congress the President s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and citizens across the country must grapple with very difficult decisions about how we can put our fiscal house in order Keep Reading Report Consumer Protection Big Banks Bigger Fees A National Survey of Bank Fees and Fee Disclosure Policies A survey of more than 350 bank branches reveals that fewer than half of branches obeyed their legal duty to fully disclose fees to prospective customers while one in four provided no fee information at all The report also includes a shopping guide which will compare banking options direct

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  • Student Consumer Action Network | INPIRG
    purchasing toys for young children and provide examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Keep Reading Report Consumer Protection Toward Common Ground Bridging the Political Divide to Reduce Spending Our nation faces unprecedented fiscal challenges as the commitments we ve made now and into the future far outpace our fiscal capacity Congress the President s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and citizens across the country must grapple with very difficult decisions about how we can put our fiscal house in order Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Winning Facebook settles with FTC Big news Today Facebook settled a privacy complaint with the Federal Trade Commission The FTC says Facebook deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public Read the FTC s full statement here Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Hunger Sustainability Textbooks Welcome Back to INPIRG I would like to formally welcome you to INPIRG We had a great call out meeting over 100 people came That s the 3rd largest PIRG call out meeting in the nation We have a great semester ahead of us with four awesome campaigns Sustainable U Agricultural Subsidies Student Consumer Action Network SCAN and Hunger and Homelessness Here s what our campaigns are working on now Keep Reading Add new comment Report Consumer Protection Trouble In Toyland The 25th Annual Survey of Toy Safety The 2010 Trouble in Toyland report is the 25th annual Public Interest Research Group PIRG survey of toy safety In this report U S PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Keep

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  • Student Consumer Action Network | INPIRG
    consumers about the choices available by conducting price surveys of various products and services available to students in an effort to allow them to the make the best choices for themselves Educating consumers about their rights in the marketplace by producing consumer guides to help people navigate the marketplace Advocating for change by working to build the support it takes to pass consumer protection legislation in our states and in D C As students we re particularly vulnerable to some specific consumer issues Online Privacy Identity Theft Renters Rights Student Tax Breaks Credit Cards Spring Break and Travel Ripoffs Cell Phones Health Insurance Private Student Loans Thank President Obama for Protecting Consumers Latest Updates Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Risking Our Future Middle Class Young Americans face lasting damage from the dual crises in the financial sector and in personal finance making it urgent that Congress pass strong financial reform legislation Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Campaign Resources Student Consumer Action Network Project Packet FAILbook Toy Safety Tips Latest Reports Debt Collectors Debt Complaints Credit Cards Consumer Complaints Trouble in Toyland 2013 Big Credit Bureaus Big Mistakes Trouble in Toyland Related Issues Affordable Higher Education Campaign Against Hunger

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  • Student Consumer Action Network Updates | INPIRG
    Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for

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  • Recycling in the Villas | INPIRG
    all who pledged very much and if you haven t pledged yet please do so We are still a bit short of our goal and without those pledges we won t be able to stay on campus and continue the important work we do Have a wonderful week Sustainable U Sustainability Indiana University Add new comment About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about

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  • Sustainable U | INPIRG
    re cycle compost or simply avoid using most of the trash that s being thrown in landfills incinerated or floating away into the trash island by simply changing the way we create products and handle them after their first use Simply put we have the resources and technology to solve nearly all of these problems and the ingenuity to figure out the solutions to the rest We simply need to build the political will to put these solutions into action across the country The polluting industries that cause these problems both have a ton of influence in Washington and in the states and have been doing everything they can to convince the country that a sustainable future isn t in the cards That leaves us in a situation where our neighbors think solving environmental problems can only happen at the expense of economic progress and our political leaders are unwilling to act Issue updates Blog Post Consumer Protection Hunger Sustainability Textbooks Welcome Back to INPIRG I would like to formally welcome you to INPIRG We had a great call out meeting over 100 people came That s the 3rd largest PIRG call out meeting in the nation We have a great semester ahead of us with four awesome campaigns Sustainable U Agricultural Subsidies Student Consumer Action Network SCAN and Hunger and Homelessness Here s what our campaigns are working on now Keep Reading Add new comment Pages first previous 1 2 View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest

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  • News Releases | INPIRG
    Experian and that Indiana ranks 42 nationally in credit report complaints per 100 000 residents Read more about Report In Indiana Experian Gets Big Complaints News Release INPIRG Higher Ed Students Endorse New Senate Plan for Affordable Textbooks Today s bill harnesses the power of technology and innovation to bring college within reach for more and more students The act creates a competitive grant program for colleges and universities to develop review and adopt open source textbooks placing the highest priority on pilot programs that generate significant cost savings for students Read more about Students Endorse New Senate Plan for Affordable Textbooks News Release INPIRG Foods Public Health FDA Delays are Putting American Lives at Risk from Unsafe Food Food and Drug Administration FDA delays in implementing the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act have put Indiana lives at risk and cost the country 22 million in economic costs according to a new report by INPIRG Read more about FDA Delays are Putting American Lives at Risk from Unsafe Food Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact News Releases by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Affordable Higher Education Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Students

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  • News Releases | INPIRG
    Senators to reject the pending student loan deal which may come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this afternoon Read more about STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL News Release Higher Ed Student Debt Interest Rates for 271 089 Student Loan Borrowers in Indiana Set to Double on July 1 Indianapolis IN Unless Congress acts on July 1 the interest rate for 271 089 student loan borrowers in Indiana will double from 3 4 percent to 6 8 percent According to an issue brief released today by Indiana PIRG the rate increase translates into 932 more debt per student per loan Read more about Interest Rates for 271 089 Student Loan Borrowers in Indiana Set to Double on July 1 News Release New Voters Project Youth Share of Electorate Rises Campus Precincts Post Turnout Increase Washington DC According to exit polls issued by national media outlets the youth share of the electorate increased to 19 percent in 2012 over 18 percent in 2008 Read more about Youth Share of Electorate Rises Campus Precincts Post Turnout Increase Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact News Releases by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Affordable Higher Education Make

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