September 28, 2009
Advocates fear the proposed merger between giants Ticketmaster and Live Nation would result in a very consumer-unfriendly monopoly in the industry and leave consumers with fewer options and vulnerable to hikes in already high ticket prices and service fees. NCL and others are calling on the Justice Department to block the merger.
April 6, 2009
Americans’ attitudes towards DVDs are evolving and driving expectations about their use, according to a new survey released today by the National Consumers League.
June 16, 2009
The National Consumers League applauds the hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation of Inez Moore Tenenbaum, former Superintendent of Schools for South Carolina, as Chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Having previously supported President Obama’s nomination, NCL calls for a swift confirmation of Tenenbaum.
June 16. 2009
The National Consumers League applauds the confirmation hearings of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on the nominations of Julius Genachowski, as Chairman of and Robert McDowell, as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). NCL calls on the Committee to swiftly confirm both Genachowski and McDowell.
June 25, 2009
The National Consumers League is pleased to support S.257, the Consumer Credit Fairness Act, which is scheduled to be considered today by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Act, introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), would amend title 11of the United States Code “to disallow certain claims resulting from high cost credit debts.”
July 14, 2009
Appearing today before a Senate subcommittee, the NCL warned that frauds linked to the bad economy are on the rise and called upon federal fraud cops to “vigorously enforce existing anti-fraud statutes and regulations” and redouble their efforts to educate consumers about the growing threat of recession-fueled fraud.
July 16, 2009
The National Consumers League commends Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson for her efforts to prosecute the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), the nation’s largest arbitration company, for consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices, and false advertising.
June 3, 2009
The National Consumers League, in coalition with Consumer Action, National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Consumer Federation of California, have written a letter to the Treasury’s TARP Inspector General, Mr. Neil Barofsky, and to the TARP’s Congressional Oversight Panel, Chaired by Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, calling for an investigation of KeyBank’s current business practices and implementation of a remedial process for harm done to consumers, workers and their communities.
June 2, 2009
The National Consumers League has released its annual ranking of the top telemarketing and Internet scams plaguing consumers in 2008, with Fake Check Scams, Internet Merchandise Scams, and Prizes/Sweepstakes/Free Gift Scams topping the list.
May 13, 2009
In response to a letter of complaint sent by the National Consumers League, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to General Mills for the misbranding of its Cheerios cereal as a cholesterol-lowering product.