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    are calling on major restaurant chains to set strong antibiotics policies that protect public health Read more about Medical Professionals Call for Action to Save Antibiotics News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection PIRGs Others Ask CFPB FTC To Investigate Experian T Mobile Data Breach In a letter sent today a number of state PIRGs and other leading privacy and consumer groups urged the CFPB and FTC to fully investigate the recent breach of an Experian subsidary that exposed 15 million T Mobile customer and applicant records to the threat of new account identity theft The letter asked whether the regulators could require Experian and the other two nationwide credit bureaus TransUnion and Equifax to give victims free security freezes to protect their credit reports Read more about PIRGs Others Ask CFPB FTC To Investigate Experian T Mobile Data Breach News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection PennPIRG Demands Real Penalties for Volkswagen and Full Rebates for Customers Today PennPIRG demanded that Volkswagen be held fully accountable for its defeat device scheme to trick EPA pollution tests The group also called for full rebates to the nearly 500 000 customers deceived into joining the scheme by VW s false promises of clean diesel cars Read more about PennPIRG Demands Real Penalties for Volkswagen and Full Rebates for Customers Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More 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 Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some

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    Works for Consumers News Release US PIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection New Report Mortgage Problems Rank 1 at CFPB for Consumer Complaints Mortgage problems were the top source of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB according to a report released 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 Read more about New Report Mortgage Problems Rank 1 at CFPB for Consumer Complaints News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection We Commend CFPB For Adding Consumer Stories To Public Complaint Database Yesterday the CFPB published the first batch 7 700 of consumer narratives or stories to the Public Consumer Complaint Database it began in 2011 We ve used the database to publish five reports so far analyzing complaint trends in markets ranging from credit cards to student loans but we have also long urged the voluntary addition of stories to the data fields Now consumers can learn if what happened to them happened to anyone else Now researchers can track which banks are more responsive to particular problems and which ignore their customers A good resource is now an excellent resource Read more about We Commend CFPB For Adding Consumer Stories To Public Complaint Database Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More 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

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    B when it comes to government spending transparency according to Following the Money 2015 How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data the sixth annual report of its kind by the PennPIRG Education Fund Read more about NEW REPORT Pennsylvania Receives B in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending 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 Read more about FCC NET NEUTRALITY ORDER PROTECTS THE OPEN INTERNET 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 Read more about USPIRG Commends Department of Labor s Rule On Conflicted Retirement Advice Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for

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    reduced driving miles and rates of car commuting in Pennsylvania s urbanized areas including Pittsburgh and Harrisburg and greater use of public transit and biking Read more about Report Shows PA Urbanized Areas Driving Less Using Transit and Alternatives More 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 Read more about Survey Finds Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Report In Pennsylvania Experian Gets Big Complaints Read more about Report In Pennsylvania Experian Gets Big Complaints News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection New Report Identifies Most Troublesome Private Lenders to Students Read more about New Report Identifies Most Troublesome Private Lenders to Students Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More 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 Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description Archives Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources

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    commodity crops are subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup at a rate that would buy 20 Twinkies for each taxpayer every year according to PennPIRG s new report Apples to Twinkies 2013 Meanwhile subsidies for fresh fruits and vegetables would buy just one half of an apple per taxpayer per year Read more about Ag Subsidies Pay for 20 Twinkies Per Taxpayer but Only Half of an Apple Apiece News Release PennPIRG Tax New Study 82 of Top 100 Companies Used Tax Havens in 2012 With Congress considering big cuts to public programs Penn PIRG released fresh evidence that the vast majority of large companies are dodging taxes by stashing money in offshore tax havens In a study of the top 100 publicly traded companies as measured by revenue the study reveals that 82 maintain subsidiaries in offshore tax havens Collectively the companies report holding nearly 1 2 trillion offshore with 15 companies accounting for two thirds of the offshore cash Read more about New Study 82 of Top 100 Companies Used Tax Havens in 2012 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 Read more about New Report Identifies Banks Consumers Complain About Most Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last More 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

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    TWENTY TOP GENERIC DRUGS DELAYED BY INDUSTRY PAYOFFS Too often consumers are forced to shoulder a heavy financial burden or even go without needed medicine due to the high cost of brand name drugs Our research indicates that one significant cause is the practice called pay for delay which inflates the drug prices paid by tens of millions of Americans Read more about TWENTY TOP GENERIC DRUGS DELAYED BY INDUSTRY PAYOFFS News Release PennPIRG Higher Ed Interest Rates for 374 328 Student Loan Borrowers in Pennsylvania Set to Double on July 1 According to an issue brief released today by PennPIRG the upcoming increase in the student loan interest rate would hike the cost of Pennsylvania students loans by 358 million That translates into a 956 increase in debt per student per loan Read more about Interest Rates for 374 328 Student Loan Borrowers in Pennsylvania Set to Double on July 1 News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Pennsylvania Receives a B in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending March 26 Pennsylvania received a B when it comes to government spending transparency according to Following the Money 2013 How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data the fourth annual report of its kind by the PennPIRG Education Fund Read more about Pennsylvania Receives a B in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next last More 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 Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you

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    interest Read more about Philadelphia Organizations Citizens and Elected Officials Hold Press Conference and Rally to Overturn Citizens United News Release PennPIRG Democracy New Report Shows Impact of Big Money in the 2012 Election 32 Super PAC Mega Donors Match Total Giving of 3 7 Million Presidential Campaign Small Donors Nearly Half of TV Ads in Presidential Race Funded by Dark Money Read more about New Report Shows Impact of Big Money in the 2012 Election News Release PennPIRG Tax Report Exposes How Taxpayers Bear Cost of Corporate Settlements A report released today spotlights a common practice where corporations that commit wrongdoing and agree to financial settlements with the federal government go on to claim such settlement payments as tax deductible business expenses Read more about Report Exposes How Taxpayers Bear Cost of Corporate Settlements News Release PennPIRG Tax First Step to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff Close Offshore Tax Loopholes Many of America s largest corporations and wealthiest individuals use accounting gimmicks to shift profits made in America to offshore tax havens where they pay little to no taxes This tax avoidance costs the federal government 150 billion in tax revenue each year PennPIRG released new data illustrating the size of this loss with 16 dramatic ways 150 billion could be spent Read more about First Step to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff Close Offshore Tax Loopholes Pages first previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next last More 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 Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a

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    35 percent of the amount if the company is allowed to take the amount as a tax write off Read more about True Amount of BP Settlement Will Depend on Hidden Tax Giveaways 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 Read more about Small Farmers and Citizens Speak Out Against Agricultural Subsidies in Farm Bill News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Budget Food Ag Subsidies Pay for 21 Twinkies per Taxpayer But Only Half of an Apple Apiece Federal subsidies for commodity crops are subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup enough to pay for 21 Twinkies per taxpayer every year according to PennPIRG s new report Apples to Twinkies 2012 Meanwhile limited subsidies for fresh fruits and vegetables would buy one half of an apple per taxpayer Read more about Ag Subsidies Pay for 21 Twinkies per Taxpayer But Only Half of an Apple Apiece Pages first previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 next last More 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 Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of

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