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Consumer Advocates

Keeping Our Promises: Manufacturers Must Pay Rebates & Build Meaningful Connections

Jason King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jason King

Let's start a "rebate revolution." Let's start by honoring all qualifying rebate claims. Let's make it easy for the consumer by using technology. Your in-store tablets and electronic communications start the process to track and trace rebate claims.

Advocates or Influencers -- Which Are More Important to Your Brand Marketing Success?

Jure Klepic | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

A true advocate, often a highly satisfied customer, can be priceless. Brand marketers love to find people who are so passionate about a product or service that they promote it solely for the sake of helping others, usually without any type of incentive.

Small Print Now Easier To Read At Wells Fargo

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money

Bank fees are still costly -- and going up at many banks. Yet a growing number of big banks are using clearer labeling to help consumers to add up the...

Crooked Debt Collector Allegedly Pocketed Money, Bought 32-Foot Boat With It

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business

There's a right way and a wrong way to collect debts. And the wrong way definitely involves pocketing the funds you take in and using them to buy a bo...

Why One State's Elderly Could Lose Their Phone Service

Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

Some elderly Ohio residents may lose their only access to phone service if a bill pending in the state's legislature passes. The bill would allow ...

Consumer Advocates: BofA Poses 'Grave Threat,' Should Be Broken Up

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

* Public Citizen, academics say BofA poses "grave threat" * Ask regulators to proactively reform Bank of America * Petit...

Elizabeth Warren Backed By Consumer Protection Advocates, Editorial Cartoons (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren faces significant obstacles if she wants to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but some consumer advocates think she's go...

Google Books May Change Copyright Law And Privacy

San Jose Mercury News | Mike Swift | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN JOSE -- Sometime in the near future, a federal judge will decide whether Google can proceed with its plan to create a digital library and bookstor...

Shahien Nasiripour

Another House Democrat Backs Away From Loophole In Investor Protection Bill | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A leading House Democrat backed away Wednesday from a sweeping proposal that would have watered down a post-Enron reform, permanently exempting small ...

Keeping Your House, But At The Expense Of Your Credit

MarketWatch | Ruth Mantell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For many people, filing for bankruptcy is seen as a scary, worst-case scenario, but consumer advocates say this last resort could be a real help for b...

What About Main Street?

Washington Independent | Mary Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now that JPMorganChase has raised its bid for Bear Stearns, angry shareholders seemed to have calmed down and Wall Street isn't as worried that the in...