December 16, 2009
A coalition of public interest groups have once again called upon the federal agency to make meaningful change in the regulation of alcohol labeling, after more than 30 years of inaction.
January 8, 2010
As Ticketmaster and Live Nation stockholders voted to approve moving forward with the proposed merger, members of the TicketDisaster.org coalition released a statement urging the Department of Justice to look toward the interests of consumers and competition by refusing concessions and blocking the merger.
December 31, 2009
NCL stands with Sen. Kerry on Times Warner Cable / Fox Carriage Dispute
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.