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Consumer group calls on DeCoster-owned egg franchise to clean up act – across the board

2010 egg recallAugust 25, 2010
Linking disreputable labor, animal treatment, environmental practices to Salmonella egg recall, NCL demanding transparency, reform.

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Statement by NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg on comprehensive financial reform

July 16, 2010
The National Consumers League hails the passage of  the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill in the Senate as major victory for American consumers.

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Mid-year report: Internet merchandise scams topping complaints to NCL’s Fraud Center

July 15, 2010
During the first six months of 2010, fake check scams were no longer the most-reported scam to the National Consumers League’s Fraud Center. Internet merchandise scams, where consumers are conned into buying non-existent or misrepresented products online, have had the dubious “distinction” of being the most-frequently-reported scam at the mid-year point.

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Los consumidores no se fían de los cambios de prescripciones

June 24, 2010
Según una encuesta publicada por NCL, a alrededor de tres cuartas partes de las personas que toman medicamentos con prescripción les preocuparía mucho si se les cambiara el medicamento que se les recetó por otro elaborado para tratar el mismo padecimiento, sin el conocimiento de su médico.

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NCL calls on FDA to regulate industry after tests reveal hidden pathogens on pallets used to transport food

May 26, 2010
In the wake of the recent recall of E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce, NCL is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to set minimum sanitary and safety standards for the 2 billion “unregulated but crucial” pallets that are used to transport food throughout the United States.

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Traveling youth crews top 2010 Five Worst Jobs list

May 17, 2010
One teen American worker dies from a workplace injury every 11 days. NCL is asking parents to talk to their teens about avoiding workplace hazards -- especially this year's Five Worst Jobs of 2010.

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Fields of peril: NCL applauds Human Rights Watch report on the dangers of child farm work

May 6, 2010
The National Consumers League, the nation’s oldest consumer group and a co-chair of the Child Labor Coalition, applauds the release yesterday of “Fields of Peril—Child Labor in U.S. Agriculture,” a new investigative report by Human Rights Watch.

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Maryland takes 2010 national LifeSmarts title

April 28, 2010
New competition format at 2010 National LifeSmarts Championship celebrates consumer savvy teams and individuals at annual event in Miami Beach.

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NCL supporting Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act

April 23, 2010
NCL has signed on with other consumer groups, to a letter to Congress supporting legislation called the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act.

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Groups call for private student loan reform

April 21, 2010
A broad coalition of groups representing students, consumers, and institutions of higher education, and civil rights and public policy organizations are calling for a reversal of “the unfair and unjustified special bankruptcy protections for private student lenders included in the 2005 bankruptcy law.”

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