|Nov 5, 2009||
"Dozens of cities are launching programs to sign up low income people as customers at commercial banks so they can avoid the high fees typical of check cashing stores and payday lenders."
Source: USA Today
|Nov 8, 2009||
"A study by The Pew Charitable Trusts released last month found that advertised rates on about 400 credit cards this summer had jumped as much as 23 percent. In addition, the study reported that many issuers were shifting customers from fixed to variable rates, which would ease some of the notification requirements."
Source: The Washington Post
|Nov 10, 2009||
''Three years after an E. coli outbreak, thought to be linked to spinach, took three lives and left 205 people sick, ABC's "Good Morning America" discovered that while the industry instituted new safety standards to prevent bacterial contamination, there are no requirements to test salad products before they get to market.''
Source: ABC's Good Morning America
|Nov 15, 2009||
"In some ways, credit card banks are hustling to act before new consumer rights take effect next year. In other ways, they're in no rush at all."
Source: News Journal (DE)
|Nov 23, 2009||
''Erik Olson, director of food and consumer product safety programs for the Pew Health Group, appeared on C-SPAN’s 'Washington Journal' to discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act and its potential impact.''
|Dec 2, 2009||
"For millions of credit card customers, here's the good news: As of Feb. 22, a new law will bar banks from a host of practices that consumer advocates have long blasted as unfair."
Source: CNN Money
|Dec 28, 2009||
''The mystery started the day farmer Russ Kremer got between a jealous boar and a sow in heat.''
Source: Business Week
|Antibiotics in Food Animal Production|
|Jan 9, 2010||
''Erik Olson, director of food and consumer product safety programs for the Pew Health Group, appeared on the "CBS Evening News" in the series 'Where America Stands.'"
Source: CBS Evening News
|Jan 14, 2010||
"Consumers scored a few unexpected victories in a set of Federal Reserve rules issued earlier this week. The Fed issued 1,155 pages of rules Tuesday telling banks how to comply with new laws regulating credit cards that go into effect on Feb. 22. In a handful of cases, in which the law was unclear, federal regulators used their discretion to go a step further to protect consumers."
Source: CNN Money
|Jan 26, 2010||
This week, JAMA highlights the risks the Pew Prescription Project and other consumer safety advocates raised at a recent FDA hearing on the use and conduct of pharmaceutical companies online.
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