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Sovereign near top of regulator’s list of bank complaints

Two of the region’s biggest banks are near the top of a list of the most complained-about banks in the country.

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3 Boston area banks ranked among worst on complaints

New MASSPIRG Education Fund Report report ranks banks' record in generating and resolving consumer complaints. 

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Environmentalists, businesses clash over bottle bill

BOSTON (WWLP) - 95 state lawmakers have signed onto an expanded bottle bill that proposes to extend the state’s 5-cent refundable deposit on soda cans to water bottles, sports drinks, and juice containers.

“We know that if we put the nickel deposit on those containers it will be a very effective tool at recycling them,” said MassPIRG Executive Director Janet Domenitz.

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WITH BALLOT QUESTION IN THE WORKS, LAWMAKERS HEAR BOTTLE BILL DEBATE

Proposals to expand the bottle deposit were before lawmakers on the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee for a legislative hearing. Frustrated with lawmakers, the bill’s supporters are also angling to put the proposal on the 2014 ballot.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

Broad Coalition Calls For Passage of the Updated Bottle Bill

MASSPIRG testifies before the State House Joint Committee on Telecom, Utilities and Energy and urges them to pass the Updated Bottle Bill.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Washington, D.C.: MASSPIRG Applauds CBO Health Reform Report

Today’s CBO report is great news for health reform supporters.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Parents Beware

Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, MASSPIRG announced on Tuesday in its 24th annual Trouble in Toyland report.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Democracy

Campaign Contributions Pave the Way for Highway Construction

The United States has 73,000 crumbling bridges, but year after year, startlingly few federal transportation dollars go to fixing them.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG Supports Two Pro-Consumer Auto Insurance Bills

MASSPIRG calls for passage of two auto insurance proposals to lower auto insurance premiums and to prohibit insurers from using factors unrelated to driving record in setting rates.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG seeks stronger protections against identity theft

MASSPIRG urges the Office of Consumer Affairs to strengthen its proposed identity theft regulations.

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