March 2009

Consumer groups urge House panel to approve Maloney credit card reform bill
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2009 -- The House Financial Services Committee’s subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer credit will take up the “Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009” on April 1. The credit card reform legislation, introduced by Rep....

Testing Highs and Lows - from Consumer Reports
Automotive testing highs and lows over the past year from Consumer Reports' test track. CR Podcast

Senate Panel to Consider Landmark Credit Card Bill March 31
Consumer Groups Urge Support for Bill to Curb Unfair Credit Card Practices WASHINGTON -- As the Senate Banking Committee prepares to consider legislation that would curb predatory credit card lending practices on March 31, national consumer organizations today called on...

Most Bang for the Buck - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports choices for the car that will cost you the least over five years - delivering the most bang for the buck. CR Podcast

Gingko Biloba - from Consumer Reports
Americans spent about a hundred seven million dollars on Gingko Biloba supplements in 2007. But ... is that money well spent? CR Podcast

Poll: Nearly 3 In 10 Hispanics Opted Not To Fill M.D. Script for Cost Reasons
44 percent of Hispanics lack health insurance YONKERS, NY – Struggling to meet healthcare costs, 29 percent of Hispanic adults said they had decided against filling a script for cost reasons, according to a national poll conducted by the Consumer...

The Best Cars Under $20 Grand - from Consumer Reports
The average selling price of a new car these days is around $30,000. But nine very good models are priced under twenty! CR Podcast

More Top Picks - from Consumer Reports
More of Consumer Reports Top Picks for 2009 -- SUVs, Minivan, Pickup, Green Car, and Most Fun to Drive. CR Podcast

The Top Picks for 2009 - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports' Top Automotive Picks for 2009 - Small, Family, and Upscale Sedans, and Best Overall. CR Podcast

Consumers Union’s Gail Hillebrand to Testify at Senate Banking Committee Hearing on Modernizing Bank Supervision, Regulation on March 24
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2009 -- Gail Hillebrand, the manager for Consumers Union’s financial services campaign, will testify before the Senate Banking Committee at a March 24 hearing on modernizing bank supervision and regulation. Consumers Union is the nonprofit publisher...

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