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    new book The Black Box Society We ve now posted an archive of that event in 3 chapters on our Youtube page Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection PIRG Commends Supporters of Duckworth Amendment to Protect Our Troops From High Cost Loans Last night on a 32 30 bipartisan vote the House Armed Services Committee supported the Tammy Duckworth IL amendment to strike language from the National Defense Authorization Act that would have delayed Pentagon proposed improvements to the Military Lending Act of 2007 It s a critical victory for servicemembers veterans and their families although the fight to protect our troops from high cost loans will continue Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection PIRG Commends Release of Labor Dept s Proposed Rule To End Conflicted Retirement Advice PIRG today commended the public release of the Department of Labor s proposed rule that would strengthen the ability for Americans to save for retirement by addressing conflicts of interest that arise when brokers and financial advisers give retirement advice Wall Street will fight the rule hard because it requires them to put consumers first Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection FCC NET NEUTRALITY ORDER PROTECTS THE OPEN INTERNET Today the FCC took not one but two critical actions to make sure that the Internet works for everybody First it issued a Net Neutrality order guaranteeing a free and open Internet This Internet freedom order will prevent the phone and cable companies from granting fast lanes or other preferences to already powerful firms The FCC also acted to override state laws that prevented local governments from building out broadband networks to compete with the phone and cable companies Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last Report PennPIRG Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland The 2012 Trouble in Toyland report is the 27th annual Pensylvania Public Interest Research Group PIRG survey of toy safety In this report PennPIRG 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 Reading Report PennPIRG Consumer Protection Big Banks Bigger Fees Over the last six months state PIRG staff conducted inquiries at 250 bank and 116 credit union branches in 17 states and the District of Columbia and reviewed bank fees online in these and 7 other states This report addresses the following questions How easy is it for consumers to shop around for financial services Are banks complying with current fee disclosure requirements Can consumers still find free or low cost checking accounts or has free checking ended Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland The 2011 Trouble in Toyland report is our 26th annual survey of toy safety In this report we provide safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for young children and provide examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards

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    as the President announced his strong support for a proposed Labor Department rule to close loopholes and to require Wall Street and other financial advisors to put consumers first when they give retirement advice Wall Street has already launched a misleading attack Read more to see our statement supporting the proposal which will put billions of dollars back into retirement accounts Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Safety Group s Annual Report Lists Latest Unsafe Holiday Toys CBS News Philadelphia covers PennPIRG s release of the 28th annual Trouble in Toyland report Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Survey Finds Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America s store shelves according to U S Public Interest Research Group s 28th annual Trouble in Toyland report The survey of hazardous toys found that despite recent progress consumers must still be wary when shopping this holiday season Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Report In Pennsylvania Experian Gets Big Complaints Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection New Report Identifies Most Troublesome Private Lenders to Students Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last Report PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland In 2008 Congress responded to an unprecedented wave of recalls of toys and other children s products by passing the first major overhaul of the Consumer Product Safety Commission since it was established during the Nixon Administration By passing the landmark Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act CPSIA in August 2008 Congress not only expanded the agency s budget it also gave the CPSC more tools to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable and speed recalls moved toward banning toxic lead and phthalates except in trace amounts and greatly improved import surveillance Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund and Media and Democracy Coalition Consumer Protection A Public Interest Internet Agenda Connecting our entire nation via high speed broadband will bring remarkable economic social cultural personal and other benefits Robust economic development job creation improved health care at lower costs enhanced educational opportunities increased homeland security and public safety reduced energy consumption and pollution a reinvigorated democracy and more open government these are just a few of the benefits that will flow from our nation linking its entire population to the Internet at broadband speed Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection PIRG s Trouble In Toyland The recall of 45 million toys and other children s products in 2007 and continued recalls in 2008 reminded Americans that no government agency tests toys before they are put on the shelves Specifically the wave of recalls focused attention on the fact that the agency charged with protecting Americans from unsafe products the Consumer Product Safety Commission is a little agency with a very big job to do Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 Blog Post Consumer Protection Data Breach Here Data Breach There Data Breach Everywhere Ed

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    today by the U S PIRG Education Fund The report also found that Bank of America was the most complained about company in 45 states and Washington D C for mortgage problems It s the sixth in a series of our reports analyzing nearly 500 000 complaints posted to the CFPB s Public Consumer Complaint Database Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last Media Hit Consumer Protection Financial Reform Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps with bank complaints Since it started accepting complaints about banks 18 months ago the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has helped thousands of irate customers settle disputes over their accounts with roughly 1 out of 4 complaints resulting in monetary relief a just released analysis by a consumer group shows Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Financial Reform New Report Identifies Banks Consumers Complain About Most Thousands of Americans are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau s public Consumer Complaints Database to settle disputes with their banks according to a new report from the PennPIRG Education Fund The report highlights banks that generated the most complaints through their various banking services in each state Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection New Survey Shows Free Checking Widely Available At Small Banks But Banks Still Hiding Fees from Consumers Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection Small Farmers and Citizens Speak Out Against Agricultural Subsidies in Farm Bill Small farmers and ordinary citizens across the country are taking a stand against wasteful agricultural subsidies in the federal Farm Bill With only a few weeks left before they adjourn for the election reauthorizing or extending the Farm Bill is one of Congress s top priorities Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Debt Trap Keep payday and predatory lenders out of Pennsylvania Editorial The Patriot News Editorial board speaks out against a bill that would allow payday lenders to charge triple diget interest rates This bill is opposed by PennPIRG and a coalition of organizations throughout Pennsylvania Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last Blog Post Consumer Protection As House Holds Oversight Hearing 340 Groups Call For Defense of CFPB Ed Mierzwinski Today Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray will present the CFPB s sixth semi annual report to the House Financial Services Committee whose majority members have been harsh critics of the successful consumer agency Americans for Financial Reform joined by the state PIRGs and a total of 340 national state and local groups sent Congress a letter explaining why the idea of the CFPB needs no defense only more defenders Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Coalition Launched To Protect Retirement Savings from Wall Street Loopholes Ed Mierzwinski We ve joined AARP the Consumer Federation of America AFL CIO Americans for Financial Reform and other leading groups to support an imminent Department of Labor rule to require retirement advisors to put consumers first Wall Street brokerages and

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    Facebook Activity Into a Credit Score This story in The Nation explains our work challenging the way data brokers use black box or secret algorithms to make scoring decisions that may violate the law and deny credit opportunities This work was also the subject of our recent livestream event featuring Professor Frank Pasquale and his new book The Black Box Society We ve now posted an archive of that event in 3 chapters on our Youtube page Keep Reading Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last News Release PennPIRG Education Fund and Demos Consumer Protection Report Pennsylvania Lives at Risk Philadelphia PA A new report by Demos and PennPIRG finds that Pennsylvanian s lives health and livelihoods would be at risk if so called regulatory reform proposals were to become law slowing or stopping the regulatory process Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection Survey Finds Toxic or Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America s store shelves according to Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group s 26th annual Trouble in Toyland report Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Inquirer Consumer Blog Pointlessly dangerous toys 2011 edition Toys made with lead and phthalates continue to pose needless risks to U S children according to the annual Trouble in Toyland report from U S PIRG Its findings are worth keeping in mind this holiday season as you shop or unwrap gifts for your kids especially for the babies and toddlers most as risk Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Patriot News Report targets unsafe toys in time for holidays Consumer watchdog the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group announced this morning it s better if some toys are never purchased for under the Christmas tree Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection PA Matters Despite Improvements still Trouble in Toyland The annual Trouble in Toyland report from the U S Public Interest Research Group shows there are still toxic toys on the shelves despite improvements Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last Blog Post Consumer Protection DON T FREEZE OUR PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONSUMER SAFETY PROTECTIONS Alana Miller Last year in the 175 days that the U S House of Representatives was in session it passed more than 190 anti regulatory bills Putting profits over public safety and they are still at it Next up is H R 4078 the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012 a bill that wrongly calls for a halt on all public health and consumer safety protections until the unemployment rate reaches six percent The House Judiciary Committee is expected to mark up the bill today Tuesday March 20 Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection 50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK JFK USHERED IN MODERN CONSUMER PROTECTION ERA Alana Miller Ed Mierzwinski People of almost any age know a lot about the Kennedy administration with its optimistic beginnings and its sudden tragic end Yet many have

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    harming military families and threatening unit preparedness to defend the nation Now days before a committee vote predatory lenders have succeeded in convincing House Armed Services Committee leaders to insert language into the National Defense Authorization Act that would delay the DoD regulations up to a year while needless redundant studies are prepared Only in Washington Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection PIRG Commends Release of Labor Dept s Proposed Rule To End Conflicted Retirement Advice PIRG today commended the public release of the Department of Labor s proposed rule that would strengthen the ability for Americans to save for retirement by addressing conflicts of interest that arise when brokers and financial advisers give retirement advice Wall Street will fight the rule hard because it requires them to put consumers first Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection CFPB Begins Payday Regulation Push In Richmond Ed Mierzwinski We joined the CFPB in Richmond Thursday for a field hearing on a proposed rule to regulate payday lending and similar high cost short term loans The CFPB s draft rule is comprehensive covering a variety of loans but it contains potential loopholes that we and other advocates will urge the bureau to close before it finalizes this important effort Here s a short blog with some photos from Richmond Keep Reading Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next last Media Hit Consumer Protection PA Matters Despite Improvements still Trouble in Toyland The annual Trouble in Toyland report from the U S Public Interest Research Group shows there are still toxic toys on the shelves despite improvements Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection FOX 43 Annual Survey Finds Toxic Toys on Store Shelves Just days before the official start of the holiday shopping season the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group released its 26th annual report on this year s most dangerous toys Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland Holiday shopping season is upon us once again As a parent relative or friend shopping for toys for the children in your life can be a challenge We don t always know if the gifts will be a hit but the one thing we count on is that the toys we purchase are safe Thanks to the hard work of agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC and consumer advocates like U S PIRG that s largely true But as our toy shopping researchers have found that s not always the case Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Inquirer Bank elsewhere to avoid fees With its latest fee Bank of America has made the decision to balance its books on the backs of its customers instead of changing its business model to be more consumer friendly Bank of America to charge 5 debit card fee Friday Chase and Wells Fargo are also testing a 3 debit card fee in certain markets Keep Reading News Release Budget Consumer Protection Financial Reform New Consumer

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    idea of the CFPB needs no defense only more defenders Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection FCC NET NEUTRALITY ORDER PROTECTS THE OPEN INTERNET Today the FCC took not one but two critical actions to make sure that the Internet works for everybody First it issued a Net Neutrality order guaranteeing a free and open Internet This Internet freedom order will prevent the phone and cable companies from granting fast lanes or other preferences to already powerful firms The FCC also acted to override state laws that prevented local governments from building out broadband networks to compete with the phone and cable companies Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection USPIRG Commends Department of Labor s Rule On Conflicted Retirement Advice Today we joined President Obama Senator Elizabeth Warren CFPB Director Rich Cordray Labor Secretary Tom Perez and others at AARP as the President announced his strong support for a proposed Labor Department rule to close loopholes and to require Wall Street and other financial advisors to put consumers first when they give retirement advice Wall Street has already launched a misleading attack Read more to see our statement supporting the proposal which will put billions of dollars back into retirement accounts Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Coalition Launched To Protect Retirement Savings from Wall Street Loopholes Ed Mierzwinski We ve joined AARP the Consumer Federation of America AFL CIO Americans for Financial Reform and other leading groups to support an imminent Department of Labor rule to require retirement advisors to put consumers first Wall Street brokerages and insurance companies have already launched a fierce lobbying attack since they ve been using loopholes to put themselves first to the tune of an estimated 17 billion year by pocketing what should be your retirement income Keep Reading Pages first previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next last News Release Budget Consumer Protection Financial Reform New Survey Shows Banks Still Hiding Fees from Consumers PHILADELPHIA April 12 A survey released today by the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group of more than 350 bank branches revealed 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 Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Big dangers in little hands KINGSTON Dangerous toys can still be found on America s store shelves despite recent legislation and increased safeguards Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection Parents Beware Many Toys Still Toxic Hazardous PHILADELPHIA Nov 24 Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America s store shelves Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group announced on Tuesday in its 24th annual Trouble in Toyland report Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG and Media and Democracy Coalition Consumer Protection Public Interest Groups Urge Lawmakers to Support Broadband Plan that Serves the Public Good For this year s OneWebDay PennPIRG and the Media and Democracy Coalition will release A Public Interest Internet Agenda

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    the lead and start labeling their store brand products that contain GMOs Take Action Issue updates Blog Post Consumer Protection President Issues Privacy Platform Ed Mierzwinski Today the President announced support for a variety of privacy protections most of which are laudable However it remains our view that Congressional consideration of a uniform national breach notification standard is unnecessary and worse will give powerful special interests an opportunity to use the proposal as a Trojan Horse to enact sweeping preemptive limits on state privacy protections Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland 2014 Among the toys surveyed this year we found numerous choking hazards and five toys with concentrations of toxics exceeding federal standards In addition to reporting on potentially hazardous products found in stores in 2014 this installment of the report describes the potential hazards in toys and children s products Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection The CFPB at Three A Child Prodigy Ed Mierzwinski The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB turned just three years old Monday July 21st but when you look at its massive and compelling body of work you must wonder Are watchdog years like plain old dog years Is the CFPB now a full sized 21 year old adult The answer is no not yet The CFPB is still growing and developing and adding programs and projects The CFPB is however at three years old certainly a child prodigy Despite overwhelming public support however powerful special interests continue to attack it Yet the idea of the CFPB needs no defense only more defenders Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection The Unfriendly Skies It seems as if every consumer has an airline problem story how they were trapped on the tarmac tricked by fees missed their connection or lost their bag What many consumers don t know is that they have a number of new rights as well as a right to complain both to the airline and to the government This report tracks five years of consumer complaints and highlights which airlines received the most complaints and what kinds of complaints were most common Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Debt Collectors Debt Complaints This is the fifth in a series of reports that review complaints to the CFPB nationally and on a state by state level In this report we explore consumer complaints about debt collection with the aim of uncovering patterns in the problems consumers are experiencing with debt collectors and documenting the role of the CFPB in helping consumers successfully resolve their complaints Keep Reading Pages first previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 next last View All RSS Feed Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Take Action Resources Reports Latest Reports

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    start labeling their store brand products that contain GMOs Take Action Issue updates Report PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland In 2008 Congress responded to an unprecedented wave of recalls of toys and other children s products by passing the first major overhaul of the Consumer Product Safety Commission since it was established during the Nixon Administration By passing the landmark Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act CPSIA in August 2008 Congress not only expanded the agency s budget it also gave the CPSC more tools to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable and speed recalls moved toward banning toxic lead and phthalates except in trace amounts and greatly improved import surveillance Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG and Media and Democracy Coalition Consumer Protection Public Interest Groups Urge Lawmakers to Support Broadband Plan that Serves the Public Good For this year s OneWebDay PennPIRG and the Media and Democracy Coalition will release A Public Interest Internet Agenda and join Philadelphia residents for a policy panel discussion on the future of local broadband access The event is being held at 7pm in the University of the Arts as part of Philadelphia s inaugural OneWebDay celebration Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund and Media and Democracy Coalition Consumer Protection A Public Interest Internet Agenda Connecting our entire nation via high speed broadband will bring remarkable economic social cultural personal and other benefits Robust economic development job creation improved health care at lower costs enhanced educational opportunities increased homeland security and public safety reduced energy consumption and pollution a reinvigorated democracy and more open government these are just a few of the benefits that will flow from our nation linking its entire population to the Internet at broadband speed Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection PIRG s Trouble In Toyland Washington DC Hazardous toys are still sold in stores across the country despite a new law overhauling the nation s product safety watchdog agency according to the 23rd annual toy safety survey released today The group also warned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission may delay one of the new law s toxic toy protections indefinitely Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection PIRG s Trouble In Toyland The recall of 45 million toys and other children s products in 2007 and continued recalls in 2008 reminded Americans that no government agency tests toys before they are put on the shelves Specifically the wave of recalls focused attention on the fact that the agency charged with protecting Americans from unsafe products the Consumer Product Safety Commission is a little agency with a very big job to do Keep Reading Pages first previous 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 View All RSS Feed Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Take Action Resources

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