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Annual Citibank Ritual

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How Sequester Will Punish Consumers

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Book Recommendation: The Fine Print

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There They Go Again…

Republicans Try To Protect Bankers When Republicans can’t win a national election, they go the judicial route where voters cannot tamper with results. Their latest trick is to get a federal circuit court to rule that presidential “recess appointments” are unconstitutional. The Republicans picked a circuit court with all three judges appointed by George Bush. […]

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A scam to watch out for

Tis the Season for PTM Service Scams

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Consumerist Ideas For President Obama

Dare consumers hope for real change this time? The President recently asked CEOs of top American corporations for new ideas for his second term. Will they include moving jobs back to America? Or ways to help consumers? If the CEOs let him down, here are new ideas 1. Change the Department of Agriculture’s mission from […]

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The Consumerist Presidential Endorsement

Consumer Manifesto’s Presidential Endorsement

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Romney to get jump on Obama with a fireside chat

Romney’s First Fireside Chat

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Barclays and GlaxoSmithKline Get Off Easy

More could be “learnt” by asking tough questions Are a top pharmaceutical and a huge bank celebrating?  Why not: Their profits from wrong-doing covered the costs of the fines. GlaxoSmithKline bribed doctors and misrepresented a drug. Barclays manipulated interest rates worldwide to boost profits. According to Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, “we have learnt […]

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MORE ON ELIZABETH WARREN

MORE ON ELIZABETH WARREN

For those of you looking for extra credits to reach Fully Certified Consumerist (FCC) status, read these two articles, both available online. Why The GOP wants to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by David Lazarus, Los Angles Times, 20 May 2011. One excerpt: “It’s not surprising that Republican lawmakers are doing their darnedest to […]

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