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2009 Trumpeter Awards: National Consumers League to honor Labor Secretary Solis, CBS News’ Kroft for careers in service

September 29, 2009
Bringing together a diverse group of representatives of labor unions, advocates, legislators, organizations, and industries touched by the two advocates’ esteemed careers, NCL present its highest honor, the Trumpeter Award, which was first given to Senator Edward in 1973.

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Consumer group to honor media leaders with ethics in telecommunications awards

September 29, 2009

In partnership with the United Church of Christ’s Office of Communications, Inc., National Consumers League’s Telecommunications Research and Action Center will host an annual awards luncheon and lecture in New York City, honoring The Consumerist, others.

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National Cyber Security Month: Protect yourself from e-ghosts and goblins

October 22, 2009

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, NCL is cautioning consumers about the most-commonly reported scams preying on consumers, often disguised as legitimate offers, meant to dupe consumer victims and steal their money.

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National Consumers League warns about work on traveling sales crews after remains of Colorado teen recovered

November 2, 2009

Last week’s discovery of the remains of Jennifer M. Hammond, who disappeared from a sales crew six years ago, has heightened advocates’ concern about the safety of traveling sales crews for teen workers.

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National Consumers League applauds Sen. Dodd’s introduction of finance reform bill

November 10, 2009

The nation’s oldest consumer group today praised the financial reform bill unveiled by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT), seeking to consolidate federal responsibility for banking oversight, now assigned to four agencies, into a single regulator.

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National Consumers League applauds House passage of HR 3200

November 12, 2009

NCL praised the United States House of Representatives for its passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act.

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NCL ED testifies before Congress on 'wild west' prepaid calling card industry

December 3, 2009

NCL's Executive Director Sally Greenberg testified before Congress on the "Wild West" prepaid calling card marketplace, an industry rife with anti-consumer practices.

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Public interest, live event industry groups announce coalition to fight anti-competitive Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger

December 16, 2009

Joined by Members of Congress, leading public interest advocates and live event industry representatives today called on the Department of Justice to live up to its antitrust mission and block the proposed Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger, a “dead-end” for consumers.

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Consumers nationwide speak with one voice on Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger

January 19, 2010

Nearly 25,000 consumers, in what advocates are calling an "unprecendented groundswell of consumer outrage," have directly contacted the Department of Justice, urging its Antitrust Division to listen to their collective voice and block the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger.

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Consumer group issues alert to generous regarding disaster scams

January 20, 2010

Opportunistic con artists have exploited both natural disasters and terrorist attacks to bilk generous consumers attempting to make financial contributions to rescue efforts, and the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti will likely be no exception

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