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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Auto Insurance Companies Caught Overcharging Consumers

MASSPIRG praised Attorney General Martha Coakley’s action today to stop companies from systematically overcharging consumers.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

Historic New Credit Card Rules Ban Tricks and Traps

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (Credit CARD Act) bans hair-trigger interest rate increases and other unfair credit card practices. The Act goes into effect today and makes it illegal for credit card companies to profit by tricking customers into paying late and then tripling the interest rate on their balances.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Report Shows Which States More Transparent On Economic Stimulus Spending

A new report shows that many states are making dramatic improvements in websites designed to disseminate information about their share of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), while others have failed to make vital information available.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Democracy, Financial Reform

Citizens United Opinion Unleashes Flood of Corporate Money in Campaigns

Today’s Supreme Court decision in Citizen’s United vs. Federal Election Commission has blown open the gates, in place for decades, that kept the most powerful corporations constrained in election financing.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Financial Reform

President Obama’s “Crisis Fee”: Good First Step, But Banks Owe Much More

MASSPIRG is calling the “Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee” announced by President Barack Obama yesterday a good first step toward paying taxpayers back for the money they lent out to boost the banks, and, thus, the economy.

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