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Corporate Power Run Amok

Mike Lux | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Besides arrogance and a complete lack of shame or moral standing, what do the Too Big To Fail banks, Boeing, and Comcast all have in common? They are too big for our own good.

Are These Kids' Toys Dangerous?

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toy recalls for excessive lead and other hazards are down this year, but consumer advocates warn that potential dangers to childre...

An Agenda to Make Sure Consumers are Heard

Chris Meyer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Meyer

Eight of the nation's leading consumer groups are calling on President Obama and Congress to give consumers a greater voice in Washington.

Report Warns Of Dangers In Children's Toys

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Toys are safer than ever before, consumer advocates say, but parents should remain vigilant in keeping their little ones away from power...

Company Fined For Milking Money From Already Broke Students

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 09.19.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Higher One Holdings Inc. is preparing to pay a fine to federal regulators investigating fees the company charged to college student...

In the Public Interest: Problems With Privatized Law Enforcement's New Frontier

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 12.27.2011 | Crime
Phineas Baxandall

Cash-starved municipalities privatizing law enforcement? Companies with business models that depend on catching increasing numbers of Americans for crimes? This can be a terrible combination.

In The Public Interest: More Jobs for the Same Money

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

With almost one in ten Americans currently unemployed, local governments have a special obligation to create jobs. To that end, they also have an ob...

In The Public Interest: Students Need a Strong Financial Watchdog Too

Andrew Merki | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Andrew Merki

The level of debt I took on for my degree was my choice, regardless of the consequences. But at the very least, students and families should be assured that the private loan products are fair and transparent.