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NCL disappointed in FTC conclusion of investigation of misleading marketing claims for “vitaminwater”

February 3, 2012

The FTC has concluded its investigation of vitaminwater's questionable marketing campaign, stopping short of formal warning, on the basis that ads had ended.

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NCL testimony before the House on Social Security 'death records'

February 2, 2012

Testimony by John Breyault, NCL Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud before the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security Hearing on Social Security's Death Records

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NCL, Consumer Action joint statement on Minnesota legislation regarding restrictive paperless tickets

January 30, 2012

NCL, Consumer Action supporting legislation in Minnesota to safeguard consumer rights against paperless ticketing for entertainment events.

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NCL praises USDA for improved school lunch guidelines

January 25, 2012

The nation's oldest consumer organization is praising USDA for new school lunch guidelines that will improve kids' access to healthier foods and give schools the monetary resources to implement the changes.

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NCL offers concerns about new USDA poultry inspection plan

January 23, 2012

The plan announced by USDA last week to transfer some poultry inspection tasks from federal inspectors to plant personnel is drawing criticism from consumer/worker advocates, who fear that the new system - while providing some improvements - would eliminate jobs, be implemented before inspectors are fully trained, and put consumers and workers at risk.

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NCL statement mourning closing of Hull House

January 23, 2012

Chicago's historic Hull House, founded in 1889 by Progressive-era reformers with close ties to NCL, to help immigrants adjust to life in the United States, is closing this spring due to financial reasons.

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NCL: ICANN’s domain name expansion plan a boon for scam artists

January 6, 2012

Today NCL is calling on the entity that regulates Internet domain names to delay the implementation of new changes to the URL naming system to address certain risks of fraud.

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