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CNBC: Don't fall for the 'phantom debt collector' scam (John Breyault) April 13, 2014

Time Magazine: How a proposed 'transparent' law would blatantly mislead consumers (Sally Greenberg) April 11, 2014

The Huffington Post: Rule mandating rear view camera in vehicles will save lives (NCL) April 6, 2014

Yahoo: GM know-nothing chiefs buck post-Tylenol crisis standard (Sally Greenberg) April 4, 2014

The Sacramento Bee: Ask Mr. Dad: But, Dad everyone else has one (NCL) April 1, 2014

Bloomberg TV: How did GM, HNTSA ignore ignition-switch fix? (Sally Greenberg) March 31, 2014

The Washington Post: Women's fight for better pay is about more than just money (NCL) March 28, 2014

Bloomberg News: Auto regulator has 51 people tracing 250 million cars (Sally Greenberg) March 26, 2014

US News and Report: Jackpot: Target data-theft victims become a credit agency gold mine (John Breyault) March 26, 2014

The Boston Globe: Senator Ed Markey lauded for championing cause of the consumer (NCL) March 21, 2014

The Hill: Providing real pharmacy competition under Medicare (NCL) March 19, 2014

Associated Press: Ackman wins round as FTC starts Herbalife probe (NCL) March 13, 2014

The Washington Post: Will a proposed airlines transparency law help consumers, or let the airlines be deceptive? (Sally Greenberg) March 13, 2014

The Hill: Consumer groups protest TV bill draft (NCL) March 10, 2014

Reuters: Five signs it's a scam! MoneyGram spotlights fraud education (Fraud.org) March 7, 2014

Reuters: 26 leading health groups call on drug stores and other retailers to follow CVS's example and end tobacco sales (NCL) February 26, 2014

The Washington Post: Group tries to slow federal government's move away from paper to the Web (Sally Greenberg) February 16, 2014

The Consumerist: Groups call on Walgreens to stop "evaluating" cigarette sales and just stop them already (NCL) February 12, 2014

Yahoo: National Consumers League and NOW: FDA delays approval of first ever drug treatment for low sexual desire in women (NCL) February 11, 2014

Dallas Morning News: Telemarketing fraud on the rise as scammers find ways to call millions (NCL) February 5, 2014

CNBC: Scammers switch back to phone calls to target victims (Fraud.org) February 4, 2014 

New York Post: Pyramid scheme talk in the house (Sally Greenberg) January 30, 2014

CBS News: Top 6 U.S. Scams (NCL) January 24, 2014

Yahoo: 5 things not to buy at drugstores (including drugs) (Sally Greenberg) January 15, 2014

Reuters: What Target customers should know about identity theft protection (John Breyault) January 14, 2014

Milwaukee Business Journal: AFGE, food safety groups urge Congress to reject poultry inspection outsourcing plan (NCL) January 8, 2014

Reuters: New year, new tricks! MoneyGram warns about new fraud schemes (NCL) January 2, 2014

USA Today: Change fees and travel insurance continue to rise (John Breyault) December 26, 2013 

USA Today: Why can't airline tickets be transferable? (Sally Greenberg) December 23, 2013

Yahoo: FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez speaks at National Consumers League event on identity theft (NCL) December 16, 2013

U.S. News and World Report: 'Obamaphone' backers want to prevent $5 charge in Georgia (NCL) December 12, 2013

Forbes: State takes measures to combat 'Obama Phone' abuse as FCC ramps up fines (NCL) December 12, 2013

The Hill: "Mission Accomplished" on identity theft? Not so fast. (Op-ed by John Breyault) December 12, 2013

Huffington Post: 'Tis the season to be mobile: What businesses can do to prepare (NCL) December 9, 2013

ABC News: What smartphone plan is right for your family? (John Breyault) December 3, 2013

Yahoo: MoneyGram reminds consumers scam artists don't take holidays (Fraud.org) December 2, 2013

Los Angeles Times: Travel insurance doesn't always make sense, consumer group says (NCL) December 1, 2013

The Seattle Times: Think twice before buying airlines' insurance (NCL) November 30, 2013

New York Times: Consumer safety chief leaves a small agency with bigger powers (Sally Greenberg) November 29, 2013

Reuters: The young and the giftless: Young adults most vulnerable to online holiday failures (Sally Greenberg) November 27, 2013

Huffington Post: Walmart workers will make history on Friday as America confronts growing inequality (NCL) November 26, 2013

Fox Business: Layaway 2013: Survives recession's end, but evolves (John Breyault) November 25, 2013

About.com: Travel insurance: Buyer beware (NCL) November 24, 2013

Reuters: US homeowners won't get much relief from JPMorgan deal (John Breyault) November 19, 2013

Yahoo: US health coalition issues public safety message for acetaminophen users (NCL) November 12, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek: New efforts to get the FTC to regulate direct sellers (NCL) November 11, 2013

Slate: Christmas season starts earlier every year (Florence Kelley) November 6, 2013

The Hill: Food safety groups blast farm bill amendments (NCL) October 23, 2013

MarketWatch: Poor medication adherence in Americans with multiple chronic conditions - Anticipating and addressing a looming threat (NCL) October 15, 2013

Yahoo: The shutdown threatens food, safety and finances (NCL) October 11, 2013

ABC News: Beware of scammers using Obamacare to steal your money or identity (NCL) October 7, 2013

Yahoo: Paperless ticket trend leaves unbanked outside the gate (John Breyault) October 4, 2013

Chicago Tribune: When your travel insurance doesn't insure you (NCL) October 1, 2013

Today.com: You can say goodbye to annoying automated robocalls (John Breyault) September 30, 2013

Los Angeles Times: How to get around pricey airline ticket change fees (NCL) September 29, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: What you need to know about the Affordable Care Act (Rebecca Burkholder) September 28, 2013

Time Magazine: How to make airlines tickets less...awful (NCL) September 28, 2013

Yahoo: Airlines make billions in ticket change fees, travel insurance commissions (NCL) September 26, 2013

Washington Post: Flight insurance may not be a bargain (NCL) September 23, 2012

USA Today: Consumer advocates: Watch out for health reform fraud (NCL) September 23, 2013

Wall Street Journal MarketWatch: Wage theft division of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP files class action complaint against Arnold Palmer Golf Management (NCL) September 18, 2013

Yahoo: Dangers of energy drinks (Teresa Green) September 16, 2013

USA Today: Christopher Elliott: Don't fall for airlines 'unbundling' ploy (NCL) September 16, 2013

ABC News: Lifeline phone program's approval process raises concerns about provider TerraCom Inc. (John Breyault) September 15, 2013

Zimbio: Saws cut off 4,000 fingers a year. This gadget could fix that. (Sally Greenberg) September 11, 2013

Time Magazine: Price check! Which drugstore chain is most likely to overcharge you? (NCL) September 9, 2013

CNN: Walgreens prices vary as much as 55% at some stores, study finds (Sally Greenberg) September 6, 2013

The Huffington Post: Walgreens shoppers may be overpaying by up to 55 percent: Study (Sally Greenberg) September 6, 2013

MarketWatch: Nine of nation's largest consumer and travel orgs urge OMB to release rule protecting travelers from hidden airline fees (NCL) September 5, 2013

The Sacramento Bee: Children as young as 10 can do farm labor in some states (Reid Maki) August 30, 2013

USA Today: Kids may have picked food for your Labor Day picnic (Child Labor Coalition) August 30, 2013

Yahoo: Obamacare nightmare: Fraud reports surfacing (Fraud.org) August 27, 2013

NPR's Marketplace: Confusion over Obamacare helps scammers (Sally Greenberg) 

Before It's News: Coca-Cola's sugar laden Vitaminwater targeted by lawsuits for misleading claims (NCL) August 13, 2013

The Hill: Consumer groups want stricter rules for 'Obama phone' program (NCL) August 13, 2013

USA Today: Calls for CBS-Time Warner Cable settlement grow (NCL) August 12, 2013

Reuters: Three leading consumer, low-income groups to urge FCC to take further action to reform the wireless Lifeline program (NCL) August 12, 2013

Forbes: Smartphone theft: What you can do to protect yourself from "a national epidemic" (John Breyault) August 5, 2013

ABC News: Vitamin Water maker accused of 'misleading' marketing (NCL) July 30, 2013

Forbes: Why the FTC won't take Bill Ackman's advice to prosecute Herbalife (Even though they should) (NCL) July 22, 2013

Los Angeles Times: Latino groups seek Herbalife probe by FTC (NCL) July 19, 2013

Yahoo Finance: Didn't make that donation to charity? Watch out for fraud (Fraud.org) July 16, 2013

Washington Post: Little understanding of health-care law opens door for scams, government says (John Breyault) July 13, 2013

New York Post: Consumer groups, FTC to talk Herbalife probe (NCL) July 11, 2013

NY Daily News: Alcohol labeling: Coming to a liquor store near you (NCL) July 11, 2013

The Miami Herald: Sick: scams prey on 'Obamacare' confusion (John Breyault) July 8, 2013

Yahoo Finance: Beware bogus charges on your mobile phone bill (John Breyault) July 2, 2013

The News & Observer: On the money: learn how to protect against fraud (Fraud Center) July 1, 2013

MSN Money: States want action on cramming (Sally Greenberg) June 25, 2013

Before It's News: Wage theft at the Reagan Building: Our tax dollars at work (NCL) June 25, 2013

Bankrate.com: 7 effective ways you can tackle high fees (John Breyault) June 21, 2013

The Business Journals: Six consumer, veteran, farm groups tell FCC: reduce fraud by ending same-day distribution of lifeline cell phones (NCL) June 19, 2013

Yahoo Finance: California congresswomen asks the FTC to investigate Herbalife (NCL) June 13, 2013 

Seeking Alpha: Fraud hits home when families travel during the summer, according to Moneygram survey (Fraud Center) June 4, 2013 

The Huffington Post: National Consumers League Bangladesh petition asks consumers to pay more to protect workers (Op-ed by Sally Greenberg) June 3, 2013 

Shape Magazine: Government ruling allows nutrition labels on alcoholic beverages (NCL) May 31, 2013

CNBC: How to bring ethics into your closet (Sally Greenberg) May 30, 2013

MarketWatch: Diageo applauds the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for approving serving fact information on beer, wine and distilled spirits containers (NCL) May 29, 2013

ABC News: Online services offer consumer dispute resolution (John Breyault) May 29, 2013

The Detroit News: 2 million Bank of America customers lose perks (Sally Greenberg) May 27, 2013

The Seattle Times: Watch out for unauthorized charges on cellphone bills (NCL) May 25, 2013

Yahoo News: MoneyGram warns of potential charity scams following Oklahoma tornadoes (Fraud.org) May 23, 2013

The Washington Times: Egg bill enjoys broad support (NCL) May 23, 2013

Salon: Power tool industry too powerful to regulate? (NCL) May 17, 2013

Drugs.com: Markey, House Dems introduce bill to protect human subjects in clinical trials (NCL)   May 16, 2013

Los Angeles Times: BofA cuts 2 million customers loose (Sally Greenberg) May 14, 2013 

Yahoo News: Opposition to dairy supply management mounts (NCL) May 13, 2013

The Washington Post: Grocer buyback delays Obama's restaurant calorie display rules (NCL) May 10, 2013

Reuters: New survey: "I'd rather take out the trash than take my meds" (NCL) May 7, 2013 

MarketWatch: Online auctions: Don't get bitten when you bid (Fraud.org) May 6, 2013

Yahoo News: Consumer Watchdog groups urge House and Senate leaders to oppose milk supply management (NCL) May 2, 2013

Yahoo Finance: New initiative to improve medication adherence unveiled by health care, consumer, patient and industry leaders (Sally Greenberg) May 2, 2013

Yahoo News: 31 senior, Hispanic, consumer, disabled, and other groups urge U.S. House to preserve wireless lifeline for disadvantaged (NCL) April 25, 2013

The Business Journals: IDFA urges Congress to support bipartisan compromise dairy bill (NCL) April 25, 2013

The Humane Society: Federal bills introduced to improve housing for egg-laying hens and provide stable future for egg farmers (NCL) April 25, 2013

Fox Business: Cell phone bill shock over? (John Breyault) April, 17, 2013 

Seeking Alpha: MoneyGram warms of potential charity scams following Boston Marathon bombings (Fraud.org) April 17, 2013

NaturalNews.com: Americans who ditch overpriced subscriptions save time, money, and health (NCL) April 13, 2013

MSN Money: Why minimal pay for max value jobs (and vice versa) (NCL) April 10, 2013

The Sacremento Bee: Ticket turf war heats up in Sacremento (NCL) April 9, 2013

The Tennessean: Bill backing tougher ticket scalping rules dies in House committee (NCL) April 3, 2013

Examiner.com: Teens abusing cough syrup: Government introduces PACT Act (NCL) March 26, 2013

MSN Money: Beware these spring break scams (NCL) March 21, 2013

The Huffington Post: An agenda to make sure consumers are heard (NCL) March 19, 2013

About.com: Healthy grocery shopping: Use NuVal to make better food choices (NCL) March 15, 2013

CNBC: Bill Ackman applauds call for Herbalife investigation (NCL) March 13, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: Bill Ackman praises plea for Herbalife probe (NCL) March 12, 2013

Los Angeles Times: Consumer group urges FTC to investigate Herbalife (NCL) March 12, 2013

USA Today: Save on utility bills by reading the fine print (John Breyault) March 6, 2013

Yahoo News: In consumers we trust: USPS, U.S. Postal Inspection Service team up to protect consumers, fight fraud (NCL) March 5, 2013

Daily Kos blog: Will FCC chairman Genachowski allow more job destruction in a T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger? (NCL) March 5, 2013

Reuters: Your money: Are the new dispute-resolution sites on your side? (John Breyault) February 22, 2013

Yahoo Finance News: New website helps identify scams (Fraud.org) February 21, 2013

MSN Money: Teens say 'later' to Facebook, shift to photo chats (John Breyault) February 20, 2013

Yahoo News: Consumer/health groups urge Treasury Department to act in 2013 to require standardized, comprehensive labeling of alcoholic beverages (NCL) February 20, 2013

MarketWatch: What good is life insurance if no one collects? (John Breyault) February 20, 2013

The Hill blog: Egg bill is good for farmers, consumers, and for egg-laying hens (NCL) February 15, 2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Post your problems/Lawrence Walsh: Romance scams a dart to the heart (NCL) February 14, 2013

Examiner.com: 'Behind the kitchen door' exposes the dark side of the restaurant industry (NCL) February 10, 2013

ConsumerReports.org: Consumer rights should be a priority for the White House and Congress (NCL) February 8, 2013

MSN Money: Kids getting phones at ever earlier ages (NCL) February 5, 2013

The Hill blog: Consumer groups call for stronger regulation, send Obama second term wish list (NCL) February 1, 2013

KOMO News: Don't get burned by fake payday loan sites (NCL's Fraud Center) February 1, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle: At what age should kids get a cellphone? Bill Gates says 13 (NCL) January 30, 2013

Forbes: Health club contracts: How to avoid overcharges (John Breyault) January 30, 2013

Reuters: IPO View: U.S. Jobs Act companies outperform other IPO's, data shows (Sally Greenberg) January 25, 2013

redOrbit: Food fraud: Consumers may Be decieved by mislabeled products (NCL) January 23, 2013

USA Today: Grapefruit not only food that can affect medication (NCL) January 22, 2013

ABC News: EXCLUSIVE: Group Finds More Fake Ingredients in Popular Foods (Sally Greenberg) January 22, 2013

The Hill blog: Consumers herald new mine safety rule (NCL) January 22, 2013

TreeHugger: Be Careful Where You Get Your Pallets (NCL) January 21, 2013

USA Today: Legal recourses limited for Te'o to seek (NCL’s Fraud Center) January 19, 2013

News-Press (FL): Tell Mel: Hoaxes aren't just for athletes (John Breyault) January 18, 2013

MSN: Thinking of getting a payday loan online? Don't do it (NCL’s Fraud Center) January 17, 2013

Huffington Post: Restaurant Employees Have Broad Public Support For Better Pay, Sick Days: Survey (NCL) January 17, 2013

USA Today: Manti Te'o's 'Catfish' story is a common one (John Breyault) January 18, 2013

Paramus Post (NJ): Survey: Consumers Support Improved Conditions For Restaurant Workers (NCL) January 16, 2013

Eater National: National Survey: People Want Better Conditions for Restaurant Workers (NCL) January 17, 2013

People’s World: Restaurant workers rising up for justice (NCL) January 18, 2013

Associated Press: Smart Ideas: Holiday scams (NCL) December 7, 2012

The Oshkosh Northwestern (WI): Preplanning and research key in deciding on cellphone purchases for tweens (John Breyault) December 6, 2012

Food Navigator-usa.com: Hostess Brands: Bosses deserve $1.75m in bonuses… if they meet tough targets for asset sale (NCL) December 4, 2012

Modesto Bee (CA): On the money: Scam artists prey on giving spirit (NCL) December 3, 2012

ABQJournal (NM): Police Warn of Holiday Scams (NCL) December 1, 2012

Drug Store News: Technicians join fight to boost Rx adherence (Script Your Future) November 28, 2012

Daily Deal Media: 2012 Holiday Shopping Season ‘Dangerous’ to Naive Mobile Users (NCL) November 27, 2012

The Sacramento Bee: Cyber Monday: Beware of online shopping scams (NCL) November 26, 2012

Mobile Marketing Watch: Season of Cyber Shopping Raises Concerns About Mobile Security (NCL) November 26, 2012

Daily Kos: The perpetual infancy of humankind: Echoes of the Triangle, 2012 (NCL history) November 25, 2012

Gaston Gazette (NC): Family learns lesson to be cautious of possible scam (NCL) November 23, 2012

Associated Press: Save some money to spend on Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday (NCL) November 22, 2012

Associated Press: Hostess to hold talks with bakers union on reasons for strike (Sally Greenberg) November 19, 2012

Newsday: Hostess to seek approval to liquidate Monday in White Plains (Sally Greenberg) November 19, 2012

Upper Saucon Patch (NJ): Beware of Flood-Damaged Used Cars in Wake of Hurricane Sandy (NCL) November 16, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle: Twinkie Maker Hostess to Fire 18,000, Close After Strike (NCL) November 16, 2012

Los Angeles Times: Union sympathizers slam Hostess over shutdown (NCL) November 16, 2012

Politico: Dairy market stabilization plan is bad formula (NCL) November 15, 2012

Politico: Cybersecurity is back in Congress - E&C gavel shuffle buzz - Petraeus case and U.S. data requests - Pandora is a surprise election ad success (NCL’s privacy forum) November 14, 2012

Paramus Post (NJ): National Consumers League Applauds House Energy And Commerce Committee For Holding Hearing On Meningitis Outbreak (NCL) November 14, 2012

People’s World: Bakery Workers say Hostess lies, CEO threatens closure (NCL) November 14, 2012

WRBL News 3 (GA): NCL lends support for Hostess Brand worker strike (NCL) November 13, 2012

The News-Press (FL): Flooded cars flood the market (NCL) November 13, 2012

Economic Times: Beware of scams that follow natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy (John Breyault) November 6, 2012

AgWeb: USDA draws praise from consumer advocates (NCL) November 2, 2012

GreenvilleOnline.com (SC): Experts: Residents should pursue all credit protection options (John Breyault) November 1, 2012

American Banker: Banks and the PFM delusion (NCL) November 1, 2012

Seattle Weekly: Murray Stenson's Insurance Issue (Restaurant workers) October 30, 2012

The National Center for Public Policy Research: Chicago Teachers Should Have a Beef about LFTB Policy (NCL) October 29, 2012

Paramus Post (NJ): NCL calls on Congress to enact long overdue bill requiring regulation, oversight of compounding pharmacies (NCL) October 26, 2012

Helium: How would a potential Black Friday strike impact Walmart? (NCL) October 23, 2012

MySanAntonio (AP): Drought not causing Halloween price scare — this year (Teresa Green) October 23, 2012

York blog (PA): Celebrate Health Literacy Month in October (NCL) October 22, 2012

Columbus Business First (OH): Social responsibility efforts have become a normal part of business at corporations (NCL) October 19, 2012

KQED (CA): Yelp cracks down on fake reviews (John Breyault) October 19, 2012

Renal & Urology News: How to Improve Therapeutic Adherence (Script Your Future) October 16, 2012

Examiner.com: Halloween safety and fun (NCL) October 16, 2012

Forbes: The problem with personal financial management tools (NCL) October 16, 2012

NorthJersey.com: N.J. Senate panel OKs sports, concert tickets' bill (John Breyault) October 15, 2012

ABC News: Walmart workers threaten Black Friday action (NCL) October 12, 2012

The Raw Story: Walmart worker strikes go viral, hitting 28 stores in 12 states (Sally Greenberg) October 11, 2012

Women's Health: Your gym's dirty little secrets (Sally Greenberg) October 2012

The Press-Republican: Work-at-home scams shut down (FakeChecks.org) September 30, 2012

Chicago Sun-Times: The Fixer column (NCL's live chat about personal financial management tools) September 30, 2012

FoodMate.com: FSIS criticised for lack of action on E.Coli threat (NCL) September 29, 2012

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Coalition urges USDA to withdraw proposal to speed up poultry lines and turn inspection over to company employees (NCL) September 20, 2012

ESPN: Flem File: The sports fans coalition (Sally Greenberg) September 20, 2012

CBS Boston: Cell phone users save hundreds by switching to prepaid service (John Breyault) September 19, 2012

FoodMate.com: Soft drinks giants mull legal options as NYC soda ban gets green light (NCL) September 15, 2012

ClosetsDaily: Table Saw Safety Act dies quietly in California Senate (NCL) September 14, 2012

The Argus Leader: Grocer: Lean finely textured beef sales remain the same (NCL) September 13, 2012

People's World: Consumers league: Plight of restaurant workers makes dining out unappetizing (NCL) September 13, 2012

Daytona News-Journal: Social Security fraud on the rise (NCL) September 9, 2012

Occupational Health and Safety: Million Hearts launches hypertension educational program (NCL) September 6, 2012

Travel Weekly: After rocky courtship, Hertz to wed Dollar (Sally Greenberg) September 5, 2012

Think Progress: Four reasons everyone should thank unions on Labor Day (NCL and child labor) September 3, 2012

Consumers Digest: NuVal system prompts debate (Sally Greenberg) September 2012

Women's Health: Your gym's dirty little secrets (Sally Greenberg) August 30, 2012

Denver's Nursing Star: Americans overdosing; Elderly highest risk (NCL) August 26, 2012

CBS Philly: Tween cell use on the rise (John Breyault) August 20, 2012

Citizen Times (NC): Ashville area business people (NCL interns) August 10, 2012

The Hill's Congress Blog: Sugar subsidies out of date (NCL) August 8, 2012

TruthOut: We all need heroes (NCL history) August 7, 2012

Washington Post's On Parenting blog: The reverse aging of the cellphone market (NCL) August 2, 2012

Wisconsin Ag Connection: Egg farmers warn prices could double without legislation (NCL) July 30, 2012

Reuters: New data pricing from Verizon, AT&T may complicate family life (John Breyault) July 26, 2012

Chicago Tribune: Handling cellphones with ever-younger children (NCL) July 23, 2012

Huffington Post: The 15 greatest Americans of the 20th Century (Florence Kelley) July 23, 2012

Kansas City Star: Cellphones aren't just for adults anymore (NCL) July 20, 2012

The Coloradoan (AP): As Fort Collins opens door to solicitors, city tries to separate the well-meaning from the dangerous (Five Most Dangerous Teen Jobs) July 19, 2012

Fox Business: Why we need to improve drug adherence (Script Your Future) July 17, 2012

Consumer Reports: Most kids 8 to 12 now have cell phones. Should yours? (NCL) July 12, 2012

Woodworking Network: Table saw safety bill heads for California Senate vote (NCL) July 9, 2012

McClatchy News: Financial Crimes: A scam involving jobs that are too good to be true (NCL's Fraud Center) July 9, 2012

Yahoo! Finance: Lemon juice might be the latest food labeling scandal to hit grocery shelves (NCL) July 4, 2012

The Hill's Congress blog: Egg legislation is good for consumers, animals, and farmers (NCL) July 2, 2012

SouthCoastToday.com (MA): Check scams can fool even careful consumers (NCL's FakeChecks.org) July 1, 2012

Emmetsburg News (IA): Summer danger? (Five Most Dangerous Jobs) June 26, 2012

Legal Times: With health care ruling, surprise, jubilation and angry calls for repeal (NCL) June 28, 2012

Bangor Daily News (ME): Beware of check overpayment scam when selling goods online (NCL's Fraud Center) June 23, 2012

Disruptive Women in Health Care: Campaign on drug adherence marks one year anniversary (Script Your Future) June 22, 2012

Huffington Post: Taking back our tickets (NCL) June 20, 2012

Fox 5 (DC): Video: Credit card complaint database (Sally Greenberg) June 20, 2012

Star-Ledger (NJ): Assembly committee approves bill to ban paperless tickets (John Breyault) June 19, 2012

ABC News: Sour lemons: Consumer group accuses 4 brands of watered-down juice (Sally Greenberg) June 15, 2012

Food Safety News: Senator aims to add national egg standards to farm bill (NCL) June 13, 2012

USA Today: Tougher labor rules to protect children at farms fail (Reid Maki) June 12, 2012

Diabetes Health: Take the pledge -- take your meds (Script Your Future) June 10, 2012

The Olympian (AP): A better life for hens (NCL) June 9, 2012

People's World: Consumer group demands end to lockout (NCL) June 8, 2012

TradingCharts.com: FDA agrees with Tester: High fructose corn syrup isn't "sugar" (NCL) June 1, 2012

USAToday: FTC eyes social-media ads with perks (Sally Greenberg) May 29, 2012

Sun Chronicle (MA): You paid, it closed. What's next? (John Breyault) May 21, 2012

Huffington Post: It's all about the numbers (Sally Greenberg op-ed) May 21, 2012

Los Angeles Times: Virgin Atlantic to let passengers on some flights use cellphones (NCL) May 16, 2012

Huffington Post: Internet romance scams cost victims $50 million in 2011 (John Breyault) May 15, 2012

New York Times op-ed: What if it weren't called pink slime? (NCL) May 12, 2012

Washington Examiner (DC): Fraud victims across region lost millions (John Breyault) May 12, 2012

Whole Foods Magazine: Consumer groups call for FDA to dump “Corn Sugar” (Sally Greenberg) June 2012 issue

Supermarket News: NuVal under attack by consumer group (Sally Greenberg) May 10, 2012

Progressive Grocer: Consumer league calls NuVal 'flawed', files complaint (Sally Greenberg) May 10, 2012

Pharmacist.com: Offering the Surgeon General possible solutions for nonadherence (Script Your Future) May 8, 2012

ABC News: When loved ones die, their identities are there for the taking (John Breyault) May 8, 2012

MSNBC: FCC not doing enough to stop bogus billing, consumer groups say (John Breyault) May 1, 2012

St. Louis Beacon: Critics say 'misinformation' killed rules to restrict child labor on farms (Child Labor Coalition) May 1, 2012

Associated Press: Obama criticized in reversal on child farm-labor regulations (Reid Maki) April 30, 2012

National Public Radio: Farmers cheer Administration's about-face on limiting teen and kids' farm work (Reid Maki) April 30, 2012

Dayton Daily News (OH): Call relative allegedly needing money to avoid this scam (NCL's Fraud Center) April 28, 2012

Associated Press: Child labor groups upset farm rules being dropped (Reid Maki) April 27, 2012

Houston Chronicle: Labor Department backs off child labor update (Sally Greenberg) April 27, 2012

WDTN NBC (OH): BBB warns against age-old scam (NCL's Fraud Center) April 25, 2012

CBS (Philadelphia): Maryland students win national LifeSmarts competition in Philadelphia (LifeSmarts) April 24, 2012

Frederick (MD) News Post: Frederick homeschoolers claim top prize in national competition (LifeSmarts) April 24, 2012

Examiner: FDA asked to rule on Corn Refiners’ deceptive ads (Sally Greenberg) April 18, 2012

Consumerist: Consumer groups ask FDA to stop this “corn sugar” silliness already (Sally Greenberg) April 17, 2012

ABC News: IRS Tax Refunds Stolen (John Breyault) April 17, 2012

HuffingtonPost: Travel scams spike during spring, summer months (John Breyault) April 12, 2012

Sustainable Food News: Undercover investigation alleges animal cruelty, filth at major egg producer (NCL) April 12, 2012

Detroit News: Letter: Animals deserve good treatment (NCL) April 11, 2012

Law.com: Why aren't companies better prepared for data breaches? (Sally Greenberg) April 4, 2012

Drug Topics: Winners of Script Your Future challenge announced (Script Your Future) April 3, 2012

WPRI.com (Rhode Island): March Smartness results (LifeSmarts) April 3, 2012

Food Navigator USA: Slimeageddon 2012: Who is really to blame for the pink slime debacle? (NCL) April 2, 2012

MediaPost: Google fuels THINKB4U [fill in the blank], and survey paywall (NCL) March 30, 2012

PollStar: Tennessee considering ticket bill (NCL, Fan Freedom Project) March 29, 2012

CBSNewYork: Mobile payment options are growing in popularity, but how do you keep your info safe? (John Breyault) March 28, 2012

Dallas Post (PA): LifeSmarts program teaches just that (LifeSmarts) March 26, 2012

Arizona Republic: Congress mulls law on cages for chickens (NCL) March 25, 2012

Boston.com: Milton High 'LifeSmarts' team headed to national competition (LifeSmarts) March 23, 2012

WUSA 9 (DC): Protect your mobile wallet (John Breyault) March 23, 2012

Dubuque Telegraph Herald (IA): Consumer group's efforts force Vitaminwater to make changes (Teresa Green) March 17, 2012

Animals & Politics Humane Society Blog: Egg bill helps consumers (Sally Greenberg) March 7, 2012

Main Street: Why Consumers Fight Some Fees, Forgive Others (John Breyault) March 1, 2012

Huffington Post: Overdraft Settlements Cost Banks A Small Fraction Of What's Netted In Fees (Sally Greenberg) February 27, 2012

Middletown Journal (OH): 120 area companies violated labor laws February 26, 2012

Yahoo! Finance: Social media con artists a rising problem (John Breyault) February 24, 2012

News 14 North Carolina: Old consumer watchdog group keeps an eye on new tricks February 24, 2012

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Sweepstakes scams fooled plenty last year (Sally Greenberg) February 8, 2012

NBC WCNCL News (NC): National Consumer League reveals top rip-offs of 2011 (NCL Fraud Center) February 3, 2012

ABC 9 News: Social security death file foulups hit home for agency's chief (John Breyault) February 3, 2012

The Consumerist: Report lists the top scams of 2011, somehow Nigerian email tricksters weren't the worst (NCL's Fraud Center) February 3, 2012

Orange County Register: Group names 'Top 10 Scams' of 2011 (NCL's Fraud Center) February 3, 2012

Reuters: How to spot investment fraud (John Breyault) February 2, 2012

Consumer Reports: Top 10 scams of 2011- Fraudsters targeting victims by age (John Breyault) February 2, 2012

USA Today: Standards cover hazardous work (Reid Maki) January 31, 2012

Star Tribune (MN): Whistleblower: Bank sends credit card to wrong person (Sally Greenberg) January 23, 2012

MSNBC: Gingrich daughter's teen work may have violated law (Reid Maki) January 19, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle: Television blackout rule for pro sports events faces FCC review (NCL) January 17, 2012

New Jersey Today: Beware of mystery shopper scams (NCL) January 16, 2012

LifeScience: Prescription for change (Script Your Future) January 12, 2012

Reuters: Consumers groups seek to stop Medco, Express Scripts deal (NCL) January 10, 2012

Food Safety News: Comments to FSIS varied on non-0157 E.coli testing (NCL) January 9, 2012

AP: Taking your meds saves money, hospital trips (Script Your Future) January 3rd, 2012

Los Angeles Times: Consumer protection made big gains in 2011 (Sally Greenberg) January 1, 2012

Action 4 News (TX): Money Talks: Broken Heart, Broken Budget (NCL) December 30, 2011

NPR: 2012 Could See New Regulations For Table Saws (Sally Greenberg) December 29, 2011

Yahoo! Finance: 5 tips on safely selling your gift cards (John Breyault) December 26, 2011

The Hill: PBMs NOT the friend of consumers (Sally Greenberg) December 22, 2011

Christian Science Monitor: At the retail store, a long list of questions at checkout (Sally Greenberg) December 22, 2011

Reuters: Romance scams heat up for the holidays (John Breyault) December 22, 2011

U.S. News and World Report: Online pirates are costly and dangerous (NCL) December 21, 2011

NY Daily News: Buyer beware: Groups warn shoppers to read the fine print when buying tickets as holiday gifts (NCL) December 18, 2011

Yahoo! News: Big Corn, Big Sugar in bitter US row on sweetener (NCL) December 17, 2011

The Consumerist: Old school incandescent bulbs get 9-month stay of execution (NCL) December 16, 2011

Drug Store News: Alabama community pharmacy hosts MTM awareness event (Script Your Future) December 16, 2011

The Tan Sheet: Consumer groups back FDA on NDI draft guidance (NCL) December 16, 2011

Yahoo! Finance: Work-at-home scams to avoid (NCL) December 14, 2011

The Hill: Rogue websites: A threat to the US economy (NCL) December 14, 2011

Lansing State Journal (MI): Buyer beware: Don't overpay for event tickets (NCL) December 12, 2011

ABC News: Studies: Missed meds could cost more than $250B a year (Sally Greenberg) December 12, 2011

ABC News (AL): Script Your Future program launches to educate about RX use December 6, 2011

The Indiana Gazzette (PA): Are doctors orders optional? (Script Your Future) December 6, 2011

Herald News (IL): The Fixer: Don't fall for this one (NCL's Fraud Center) December 5, 2011

Journal Star (NE): Letter to Editor: No name to change (Sally Greenberg) December 5, 2011

SmartMoney: Snail-Mail Cutbacks to Lick Consumers (John Breyault) December 5, 2011

The Consumerist: Consumer advocates to Starbucks: change your terms of service on gift cards (NCL) December 1, 2011

Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette: Holiday workers susceptible to wage theft (Michell McIntyre) November 30, 2011

Tampabay.com: Considering getting a cellphone for your tweens? Do your homework (John Breyault) November 30, 2011

People's World: Wal-Mart warehouse workers file wage theft suit (NCL) November 29, 2011

The Washington Examiner: Fraud reports rising as online shopping picks up (John Breyault) November 27, 2011

Canoe Technology: How to avoid online scams (NCL) November 27, 2011

Bloomberg Businessweek: Tampa Bay NFL Blackout Shows Need to End FCC Policy, Groups Say (NCL) November 16, 2011

Politico: NFL fans toss red flag at blackouts (NCL) November 14, 2011

La Opinión: Van del campo al colegio con CAMP (NCL) November 11, 2011

Yahoo! Finance: 7 smart ways to make the most of gift cards (John Breyault) November 8, 2011

New Medical: UM launches campaign on medication adherence in Baltimore (Script Your Future) November 8, 2011

Pharmacy Times: Lack of awareness cited as a key factor in medication nonadherence (Script Your Future) November 7, 2011

PHRMA: Adherence: Key information on managing and treating disease (Script Your Future) November 7, 2011

Paradise Post (CA): Vet's common sense kicked in on scam (NCL) November 6, 2011

Argus Leader (SD): Campaign emphasizes importance of taking medicine as directed (Script Your Future) November 6, 2011

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry: 510(k)’s Critics and Supporters Discuss IOM Report at Public Meeting (Sally Greenberg) November 3, 2011

Fox News: Anti-Piracy Legislation Targets Copyrights, While Critics Say It's a Trap to Hurt Facebook, YouTube (NCL) November 3, 2011

Health Canal: f="http://www.healthcanal.com/blood-heart-circulation/22814-New-Million-Hearts-tools-announced-partners.html" target="_blank">New Million Hearts tools announced by partners (Script Your Future) November 3, 2011

Fox 5 News VIDEO: Syms and Filene's unit seek bankruptcy protection (John Breyault) November 2, 2011

Chain Drug Review: Surgeon General stresses medication adherence (Script Your Future) November 2, 2011

Hartford Courant (CT): Read the fine print: this is a way to get your money (Sally Greenberg) November 1, 2011

Inside Edition: ebay and online auctions: tips for buyers and sellers (NCL) October 31, 2011

Center Maryland: National medication adherence effort, Script Your Future, launches in Baltimore (Script Your Future) October 30, 2011

DNA Info (NY): City council slams ticket sellers following Radiohead fan frustration (John Breyault) October 28, 2011

USA Today: Toymaker to pay $1.3M in tainted toy case (Sally Greenberg) October 27, 2011

Evaluation Engineering: The politics of table saws (NCL) October 25, 2011

Sedalia Democrat (MO): In Sedalia visit, Reformer urged minimum wage (NCL) October 25, 2011

Bakersfield News (CA): Young immigrants sometimes must choose between work, school (NCL) October 24, 2011

ABC News (MD): Halloween candy prices are up (Sally Greenberg) October 24, 2011

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA): Your Health: medication compliance a big issue (Script Your Future) October 24, 2011

Tahlequah Daily Press (OK): Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office warns of check scam (NCL) October 20, 2011

Viewpoints: Best consumer advocacy websites (NCL) October 20, 2011

CBS News (NY): Simple yet effective Internet scam works its way into Bronx housing market (John Breyault) October 20, 2011

Huffington Post: Food issues: corn vs. sugar smackdown (NCL) October 18, 2011

WTOP: Avoiding new bank fees is no easy task (Sally Greenberg) October 17, 2011

Boston Globe: Paperless ticket-selling poses barrier to free market (John Breyault) October 13, 2011

Re-Nest: Upcycled wooden pallets: green resource or toxic trend? (NCL) October 10, 2011

Pharmacy Times: A script for change: improving medication adherence (Script Your Future) October 10, 2011

American Medical News: Tactics to improve drug compliance (Script Your Future) October 3, 2011

ABC (SD): Avera Medical Minute: medication adherence campaign (Script Your Future) October 2, 2011

The Chronicle (NY): NY youth can test their knowledge in online competition (LifeSmarts) September 30, 2011

Eurasianet: Uzbekistan: Activists oppose "business as usual"; picket Uzbek-US forum (NCL) September 28, 2011

FOX News (PA): Top 5 travel scams to know before you book (John Breyault) September 28, 2011

NPR: Regulators consider safety breaks for table saws (Sally Greenberg) September 26, 2011

ConsumerMan (MSNBC): 'Corn sugar' draws sour reaction (Sally Greenberg) September 22, 2011

The Sacramento Bee (CA): Tips offered for decisions on kids' first cellphones (John Breyault) September 18, 2011

The Consumerist: Consumer groups scold airlines for pocketing tax money during FAA shutdown (NCL) September 14, 2011

CNN: Precautions to take before buying your tween a cell phone (John Breyault) September 12, 2011

CBS News (Detroit): Tweens & cell phones: What to know during back-to-school season (NCL) September 10, 2011

Consumer Reports: Consumer group offers online guide to 'tween-agers' and cell phones (NCL) September 9, 2011

Reuter's Money blog: New agency seeks help protecting military family finances (Sally Greenberg) September 8, 2011

The Hill's Congress Blog (DC): Balancing the needs of consumers and patients (Sally Greenberg) September 8, 2011

Delaware Online: Uncle Sam makes flying somewhat friendlier (Sally Greenberg) August 28, 2011

Los Angeles Times: How to prevent identity theft: Five tips (NCL) August 21, 2011

Cardio Source: Nonadherence: a problem for patients, a problem for our health system (Script Your Future) August 18, 2011

Chicago Sun-Times: Hospital charges him for taking his own (NCL's Fraud Center) August 12, 2011

Drug News: The $290 billion pharmacy problem (NCL) August 12, 2011

Drug News: Coalition launches campaign to educate public about adherence (Rebecca Burkholder) August 12, 2011

Wharton High School (PA): Purchase power: How to ask the right questions and make smart consumer choices (LifeSmarts) August 11, 2011

Chicago Sun-Times: Early payoff of car cost buyer extra aggravation (NCL) August 1, 2011

Kiplinger: Did you take your medicine today? (Rebecca Burkholder) July 29, 2011

Wired Magazine: Mr. Know-It-All: Icky Profile Pics, Hacking, Twitter Disclaimers (John Breyault) July 27, 2011

Best of New Orleans (LA): Outsmarting scammers (NCL's Fraud Center) July 26, 2011

 

New York Times: Scalping battle putting ‘fans’ in the middle (Sally Greenberg) July 20, 2011

Los Angeles Times: Ticketmaster, resellers and consumer advocates battle over paperless tickets (NCL) July 19, 2011

People's World: Unions, allies launch national campaign for caregivers, clients (NCL) July 19, 2011

Tulsa World (OK): Summertime scams target travelers (NCL) July 13, 2011

Wall Street Journal: Look out for work-at-home scams (NCL's Fraud Center) July 3, 2011

Sacramento Press (CA): Local launch of Script Your Future campaign part of national effort to improve medication adherence (Script Your Future) July 1, 2011

New York Times Well blog: Keeping score on how you take your medicine (Script Your Future) June 20, 2011

Yahoo! Finance: 5 ways to get taken by fake checks (NCL's Fraud Center) June 17, 2011

New York Times: Probation, not prison, for scalpers (Sally Greenberg) June 9, 2011

AOL Daily Finance: Smart strategies for car-buying season (NCL's Fraud Center) June 7, 2011

WalletPop (AOL): Higher gas prices drive up the price of trade-ins, too (NCL's Fraud Center) June 6, 2011

San Antonio Express (TX): Avoiding summer injuries (Five Most Dangerous Jobs for Teens) June 5, 2011

Fox Providence: Keeping teens safe at summer jobs (Five Most Dangerous Jobs for Teens) May 31, 2011

The Daily Mail (UK): CoverGirl admits to using false lashes in ad for 'false lash effect' mascara (Sally Greenberg) May 30, 2011

Wall Street Journal: CPSC head to weigh new table-saw rules (NCL) May 26, 2011

MSNBC: Big battle brews for future of consumer protection agency (Sally Greenberg) May 26, 2011

Roll Call (DC): Inventor, wounded allies push saw safety (NCL) May 26, 2011

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Consumer group calls for action to make table saws safer (NCL) May 26, 2011

CBS News (AP): New rules for table saws sought to cut amputations (NCL) May 26, 2011

Huffington Post: Table saw accident victims plea for safety standards (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) (NCL) May 25, 2011

NPR Morning Edition: Advocates urge lawmakers to make table saws safer (Sally Greenberg) May 25, 2011

The Consumer Chronicle: Table Saw Injuries Out of Control, National Consumers League says (NCL) May 25, 2011

Fox 5 (DC): New rules for table saws sought to cut amputations (NCL) May 25, 2011 p>

CBS Early Show: Are you getting your money's worth from Walmart gift receipts? (Sally Greenberg) May 20, 2011

The Spokesman-Review (WA): Education Notebook: Cheney team competes nationally (LifeSmarts) May 19, 2011

WBOC (MD): Ocean City man helps launch nationwide health campaign (Script Your Future) May 13, 2011

Fox 5 (DC): US Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin helps launch campaign on medication adherence (Script Your Future) May 11, 2011

CNN: When your doctor gives you orders, follow them (Script Your Future) May 11, 2011

MSNBC: Consumer groups slam Ticketmaster gambit (John Breyault) May 11, 2011

Wall Street Journal Health Blog: Public education and gene testing to improve medication adherence (Script Your Future) May 11, 2011

WJLA (DC): Surgeon general and consumers group launch campaign to get people to take their medicine (Script Your Future) May 11, 2011

NY Daily News: ot;http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2011/05/08/2011-05-08_ticketmaster_angers_serious_concertgoers_with_higher_fees_for_better_more_expens.html" target="_blank">Ticketmaster angers serious concert-goers with higher fees for better, more expensive seat tickets (NCL) May 8, 2011

Hutch News (KS): A smart program (LifeSmarts) May 6, 2011

ConsumerReports.org: Food fight breaks out over 'corn sugar' (NCL) May 2, 2011

Michigan Live: Fenton High School students qualify for the national LifeSmarts competition in Hollywood (LifeSmarts) May 2, 2011

Wall Street Journal: 'Use only as directed' isn't easy (NCL) April 26, 2011

The New Republic: All good in LaHood (Sally Greenberg) April 23, 2011

Boston Herald: Want to be a super saver? The secret's right here (Sally Greenberg) April 17, 2011

WalletPop: Group urges FDA crackdown on misleading tomato sauce labeling (Sally Greenberg) April 16, 2011

Arizona Daily Sun: Fab Five headed to Hollywood (LifeSmarts) April 3, 2011

NPR's All Things Considered: Emergency reports detail slow mine blast response (NCL) April 1, 2011

Bangor Daily News (ME): Guest column: Will 100 years of progress disappear? (Sally Greenberg) April 1, 2011

KBTX (Texas): Counterfeit check scams: Local law enforcement agencies are continuing to see reports of people falling victim to counterfeit check scams (NCL's Fraud Center) March 30, 2011

Reuters blog: Paperless tickets: Is Ticketmaster hurting consumers? (NCL) March 29 2011

Detroit Better Business Bureau: Teens from Fenton High School take Michigan state LifeSmarts title (LifeSmarts) March 28, 2011

Huffington Post: Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Factory Fire's Legacy Under Threat (NCL) March 25, 2011

The American Prospect: Child labor vs. tuna fish (NCL) March 25, 2011

People's World: Upper Big Branch miner describes scene at blast (NCL) March 24, 2011

New York Times: Triangle fire: New leaders emerge (NCL) March 24, 2011

People's World: Triangle fire memorial draws parallels with today (NCL) March 22, 2011

Los Angeles Times: AT&T merger with T-Mobile doesn't look good for consumers (Sally Greenberg) March 21, 2011

Union-Leader (NH): Raising financial literacy part 1: Students need money skills to navigate a complex world (LifeSmarts) March 21, 2011

Yahoo! Finance: Watch out for these 10 common scams (NCL) March 1, 2011

CT Watchdog (CT): How to protect yourself from mailbox theft (John Breyault) February 27, 2011

Yahoo! Finance: 9 ways to build wealth in 2011 (John Breyault) February 24, 2011

MSN LifeStyle (Canada): False advertising: Latest vitaminwater ad campaign attempts to benefit from our flu-season worries (NCL) February 18, 2011

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA): Alcohol industry balks at counting calories (Sally Greenberg) February 17, 2011

Los Angeles Times: Consumer Confidential: Pricier foods, Blockbuster sale, renaming corn syrup (Sally Greenberg) February 11, 2011

MSNBC.com: Scammers try to cash in on chaos in Egypt (John Breyault) February 9, 2011

ABC News: Consumer group demands crackdown on vitaminwater advertising claims (Courtney Brein) February 3, 2011

ConsumerAffairs.com: Complaint: vitaminwater making bold claims (Sally Greenberg) February 3, 2011

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Consumer group asks FTC to crack down on Coca-Cola Co. for vitaminwater ads (Sally Greenberg) February 2, 2011

Boston.com (Boston Globe): Drink your vitaminwater, skip your flu shot? (Sally Greenberg) February 2, 2011

Consumerist: Consumer group asks FTC to stop misleading vitaminwater (Sally Greenberg) February 2, 2011

USA Today: CPSC wants to stop daily table saw amputations (Sally Greenberg) February 1, 2011

Jamestown Sun (ND): Jamestown high schools to compete in LifeSmarts (LifeSmarts) February 1, 2011

MedCity: AD Hoc by Peter Pitts (NCL) January 31, 2011

Yahoo Finance (Canada): Top ten scams of 2010 (NCL's Fraud Center) January 23, 2011

ABC News/Money: Consumer Reports reveals shrinking products (Sally Greenberg) January 4, 2011

Fox Providence (RI): Making the most of holiday gift cards (NCL) January 4, 2011

Los Angeles Times: Your weekly ScamWatch (NCL's Fraud Center) January 2, 2011

CBS MoneyWatch: How to avoid the New Year's top scams (NCL) January 2, 2011

The Washington Post: Alcohol industry battles among itself over the issue of nutrition labels (Sally Greenberg) December 31, 2010

Frederick News Post (MD): LifeSmarts helps teens develop (LifeSmarts) December 30, 2010

New Jersey News Room: Top money scams of 2010 (NCL's Frau d Center) December 23, 2010

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Safety tips for buying online this busy season (NCL's Fraud Center) December 15, 2010

The Herald (WA): Do be a giver, but don’t be a chump (NCL) December 13, 2010

The Bob Zadek Sh ow (radio): Debtors are sinners - audio (John Breyault) December 12, 2010

Salt Lake Tribune (UT): Watercooler: Be wary when giving to charity (NCL) December 12, 2010

BioCentury This Week: Peter Pitts of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and Sally Greenberg of the National Consumers League discuss how both industry and consumer groups need to educate lawmakers (Sally Greenberg) December 12, 2010

ConsumerAffairs.com: Avoid bogus charities this holiday season (Sally Greenberg) December 9, 2010

Star-Telegram (TX): Watch out for fraud when shopping online (NCL's Fraud Center) December 9, 2010

Washington Examiner (DC): Consumers beware: 'Tis the season for fraud, rip-offs (John Breyault) November 28, 2010

The Daily Journal (IL): Fix It! Looks at sweepstakes scams and how to avoid being taken (NCL's Fraud Center) November 20, 2010

The Faster Times: How to avoid holiday scams (NCL) November 19, 2010

FoodBev.com: NCL praises FDA 'crackdown' on alcoholic energy drinks (Sally Greenberg) November 19, 2010

Winston-Salem Journal (NC): ABC eases 'L oko' removal (Sally Greenberg) November 19, 2010

HuffingtonPost: Country's clucking about cruelty of cage confinement, food safety risks (Sally Greenberg) November 19, 2010

Clarion Ledger (MS): Cal-Maine plant criticized (Sally Greenberg) November 19, 2010

Change.org: New investigation cracks open more cruelty at top U.S. egg producer (NCL) November 18, 2010

Examiner.com (DC): HSUS reveals undercover investigation of largest egg producer in the US (Sally Greenberg) November 18, 2010

Tampa Bay Business Journal (FL): Fighting the rubber check: effort launched (NCL's Fraud Center) November 16, 2010

Hot Springs Star (SD): Helping those targeted by fraud (NCL's Fraud Center) November 15, 2010

DailyComet.com (LA): What’s behind the TV carriage disputes (John Breyault) November 15, 2010

ConsumerAffairs.com: Campaign aims to help consumers avoid food-drug interactions (NCL) November 12, 2010

Chron.com: Cable fears TV viewers will cut the cord (John Breyault) November 12, 2010

USA Weekend: Turn to Twitter for quick customer service< /a> (John Breyault) October 24, 2010

 

ot;>Boston Globe: FCC aims to end cellular ‘bill shock’ (NCL) October 14, 2010

Los Angeles Times: Forbidding cellphone calls on airplanes might protect sanity more than safety (NCL) October 11, 2010

ConsumerAffairs.com: Gold 'investments' may not pay off, consumer group warns (Sally Greenberg), October 1, 2010

Los Angeles Times: Consumer czar needs to get tough with banks (Sally Greenberg) September 30, 2010

Today / MSNBC.com: Crooks 'cram' phone bills with bogus charges (John Breyault) September 30, 2010

CSPNet: 23 Groups urge EPA to bar 12% ethanol in gasoline (NCL) September 29, 2010

Forbes.com: Consumer groups meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to push for full... (NCL) September, 2010

Jacksonville.com (FL): At-home e-mail offers often fly many red flags (NCL) September 19, 2010

Hawaii Tribune-Herald: LifeSmarts contest open to grades 9-12 (LifeSmarts) September 16, 2010

Livestrong.com: Healthy diet tips for kids (NCL) September 7, 2010

Washington Post: To consumer advocates, Obama's antitrust enforcement looks like more of the same (Sally Greenberg) September 7, 2010

New York Post: Taking no credit (Sally Greenberg) August 29, 2010

Akron.com (Ohio): Fake check scams getting better (fakechecks.org) August 19, 2010

Forbes: Twelve nasty work-from-home scams (NCL’s Fraud Center) August, 2010

Washington Post: Consumer complaints rise as protection resources dwindle (Sally Greenberg) August 1, 2010

ACJ.com (Atlanta): Get savvy about the cyber market (NCL’s Fraud Center) July 31, 2010

Imperial Valley News (CA): Governor Schwarzenegger announces appointments (NCL Board Member Pastor Herrera, Jr.) July 20, 2010

Nightly Business Report (PBS): Toyota's pedal problems lead to new legislation (Sally Greenberg) July 14, 2010

Calgary Herald: Group campaigning against Comcast-NBC Universal deal (NCL) July 9, 2010

Des Moines Register: Police investigate rape case in northeast Des Moines (Five Worst Jobs) July 8, 2010

The Detroit News: Calls are on the rise for pay-as-you-go cell phones (John Breyault) July 5, 2010

Smart Money: Microsoft flops: A look back (John Breyault) July 2, 2010

Virtual Worlds News: Advocacy groups call for new COPPA rules (NCL) July 1, 2010

The Frederick News-Post Online: Home-schooled champs (LifeSmarts) June 29, 2010

Drug Store News: NCL: Patients concerned about therapeutic substitution (NCL) June 25, 2010

Philly.com: Criticism rolls in for proposed TV deal (NCL) June 22, 2010

Los Angeles Times: Rivals, consumer advocates criticize Comcast-NBC Universal merger (NCL) June 21, 2010

New York Times: Government cracks down on farmworkers who hire children (CARE Act) June 18, 2010

CBS News: Hidden dangerous link in food chain: New sanitation tests lead to shocking results (Sally Greenberg) May 26, 2010

The Huffington Post: Red Cross cutbacks puts blood safety at risk, workers may strike (Sally Greenberg) May 20, 2010

Washington Post: Staff cuts at Red Cross harm blood supply, coalition says (Sally Greenberg) May 19, 2010

WalletPop: Top 10 scams in 2010 you might get taken by (NCL's Fraud Center) May 17, 2010

Asbury Park Press (NJ): Are concert ticket fees a rip-off? (Sally Greenberg) May 16, 2010

Kojo Nnamdi Show (DC): Worst summer jobs (Reid Maki) May 13, 2010

Wayne Independent (PA): 'Hi, Grandma': imposter tries to bilk woman of funds (NCL's Fraud Center) May 11, 2010

Hartford Courant (CT): Punching up prepaid savings (John Breyault) May 6, 2010

The Huffington Post: A vital step toward safer food (NCL) May 6, 2010

WalletPop: Student, beware these bad summer jobs (Reid Maki) May 3, 2010

Star-Tribune (MN): Teens test their consumer smarts (LifeSmarts) May 3, 2010

Chicago Tribune: -biz-0503-prepaid-plans--20100503,0,6205097.story" target="_blank">Cell phone users increasingly dialing up savings with prepaid plans (John Breyault) May 3, 2010

New York Times: They're calling almost everyone's tune (Sally Greenberg) April 25, 2010

U.S. News & World Report: Beware of the latest check scam (fakechecks.com) April 21, 2010

Star-Telegram (TX): Scammers exploit confusion over health care overhaul (John Breyault) April 21, 2010

Los Banos Enterprise (CA): San Luis students to compete in Miami (LifeSmarts) April 16, 2010

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO): Think twice before taking a job selling door-to-door (Child Labor) April 10, 2010

Fosters.com (NH): Tech Center team competes in Life Smarts event (LifeSmarts) April 8, 2010

Eastbayri.com (RI): Barrington team wins ‘March Smartness’ (LifeSmarts) April 6, 2010

ABC News: As more wireless customers choose prepaid, should you? (John Breyault) April 5, 2010

Star Bulletin (HI): Debit cards have downsides (John Breyault) April 5, 2010

InsideBayArea.com (CA): Pack mentality can round up deals (John Breyault) April 1, 2010

Portsmouth Daily Times (OH): Congress passes health care reform (National Consumers League), March 23, 2010

FOXProvidence.com (RI): href="http://www.foxprovidence.com/dpp/rhode_show/wildcard_93/lifesmarts-at-the-state-house" target="_blank">LifeSmarts at the State House (LifeSmarts) March 23, 2010

Times Leader (PA): ‘LifeSmarts’ team is best, advances to nationals (LifeSmarts) March 21, 2010

Lamonitor.com (CA): Giving youth wings (LifeSmarts) March 20, 2010

Newport Daily Express (VT): NCCC LifeSmarts team wins states, head to nationals in Miami (LifeSmarts) March 19, 2010

CreditCards.com: 10 places NOT to use your debit card (John Breyault) March 19, 2010

USA Today: Keep food clean (President Emeritus Linda Golodner) March 16, 2010

Hutchnews.com (KS): Students stand out at academic event (LifeSmarts) March 14, 2010

WalletPop: What a fake lottery check cashing scam looks like (NCL’s Fraud Center) March 11, 2010

TODAY MSNBC: New credit law clamps down on campus activity (Sally Greenberg) March 10, 2010

Kypost.com (KY): Mason County High outsmarts them all (LifeSmarts) March 9, 2010

Student-Ready.net (PA): Dallas students advance to national LifeSmarts competition - Citizen’s Voice (LifeSmarts) March 8, 2010

The Union Democrat (CA): School finance lessons pay dividends (LifeSmarts) March 2, 2010

CBS MoneyWatch: Jobs crack-down nabs crooks who con the desperate (NCL’s Fraud Center) February 17, 2010

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Fake check scams led Internet and phone cons (NCL’s Fraud Center) February 17, 2010

WalletPop:  Recession-related scams still hot; phony checks top the list of recent report (NCL’s Fraud Center) February 16, 2010

Nightly Business Report (PBS): Toyota's pickup truck recall (Sally Greenberg) February 12, 2010

Guardian Unlimited:  Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger stalled by investigation February 12, 2010

WDAY (Bismarck, ND): Jamestown team wins LifeSmarts February 5, 2010

The Bismarck Tribune : Lifesmarts finals being held in Bismarck February 3, 2010

Woman's Day:  10 harmful health myths February, 2010

Chicago Sun-Times:  Feds quietly OK Ticketmaster, Live Nation merger (Sally Greenberg) January 31, 2010

MTV: Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger Gets Approval (Sally Greenberg) January 26, 2010

Washington Po st: Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger gets Justice approval (Sally Greenberg) January 26, 2010

Chicago Tribune: Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger gets Justice Department's approval (Sally Greenberg) January 26, 2010

Los Angeles Times Opinion: Ticketmaster ceases to exist (in name only) (National Consumers League) January 25, 2010

New York Times:Justice Dept. Clears Ticketmaster Deal (Sally Greenberg) January 25, 2010

Law360: Cheerios Labeling Suit Sent Back To Local Court (National Consumers League) January 19, 2010

News Journal (FL): Check groups before donating (National Consumers League) January 15, 2009

Los Angeles Times: Banks take revenge for new consumer rules (Sally Greenberg) January 6, 2010

BusinessWeek: Ten ways to cut health-care costs right now, (National Consumers League) November 28, 2009

The Boston Globe: Consumer group is sour on Ocean Spray labeling (National Consumers League) November 20, 2009

UPI: Teens Urged To Avoid Traveling Sales Crews (Sally Greenberg) November 2, 2009

New York Times: Shortcuts - Losing Out After Winning an Online Auction (Sally Greenberg) October 23, 2009

Associated Press (in Cleveland Plain Dealer): SEC brings charges over 'free lunches' (NCL) October 23, 2009

New York Daily News: ;Don't get bounced by 'jackpot' check (John Breyault) October 19, 2009

Miami Herald: Do homework before starting home business (National Consumers League) October 19, 2009

Chicago Tribune: What the doc doesn't say: You're overweight (National Consumers League) October 12, 2009

Williston Daily Herald (ND): Playing it smart: Ray High School students work to keep state title (LifeSmarts) October 12, 2009

StarTribune.com: Lawsuits, new FDA scrutiny in food aisle (Sally Greenberg) October 8, 2009

The Consumerist: Awards: Consumerist Gets Awards, Makes Remarks (National Consumers League) October 2, 2009

Orlando Sentinel: Door-to-door magazine sales get closer look (National Consumers League) September 28, 2009

Hartford Courant: Banks' changes to overdraft fees aren't impressive (Sally Greenberg) September 27, 2009

Los Angeles Times: Credit card industry enters a new era (Sally Greenberg) July 31, 2009

Star-Telegram: Want to cut your wireless bill? Maybe prepaid service is for you (John Breyault), July 30, 2009

ABC15 (AZ): Use credit cards? Learn the new rules that affect you (Sally Greenberg) August 20, 2009

Courthouse News Service: Watchdogs Sue Kellogg's Over Cereal Ads (National Consumers League)  August 10, 2009

St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Savvy Consumer column (MO): College is pricey enough; don't splurge on sending off freshmen (Sally Greenberg) August 8, 2009

ABC 13 Action News (NV): "Tweet" your complaints (John Breyault) August 4, 2009

ABC News’ Elisabeth Leamy: Top 10 Recession-Related Scams (NCL’s Fraud Center) August 3, 2009

The Los Angeles Times (CA): Credit Card Industry Enters New Era (Sally Greenberg) August 2, 2009

Ventura County Star (CA): Scams lure people in down economy (NCL’s Fraud Center) August 2, 2009

Star-Telegram.com (TX): Want to cut your wireless bill? Maybe prepaid service is for you (John Breyault)  July 30, 2009

ABC’s Good Morning America: Prescription Switching: Are You Getting the Right Drugs? (Sally Greenberg) July 28, 2009

Congress Daily | National Journal (DC): Senate Panel Probes Paid Blogger Problem (Sally Greenberg) July 22, 2009

Buffalo News (NY): Stay safe while swimming in public pools (Linda Golodner, NCL President Emeritus) July 14, 2009

Consumer Reports (NY): Consumer groups seek warnings on used Chrysler vehicles (National Consumers League)  July 10, 2009

Charlotte Observer (NC): Bill would add strength to child labor penalties (National Consumers League) July 1, 2009

Packaging Digest: National Consumers League seeks more accurate wine labeling laws (National Consumers League) July 1, 2009

The Consumerist (DC): Watch Out For The Five Worst Teen Jobs Of 2009 (National Consumers League) June 30, 2009