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2018

June

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  • States ask CFPB to keep complaints database public. Fourteen Democratic state attorneys general are asking the CFPB to keep its consumer complaint database open to the public. State law enforcers risk losing a valuable tool to help “identify patterns of widespread misconduct,” New…
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  • Do not go gently into that financial regulatory rollback. The recent deregulatory push isn’t just the work of our checked-out president and a Republican congressional majority that is devoted to providing valued goodies to their donor base. It’s the return of bipartisan, lobby-driven amnesia…
  • The U.N. says Trump is making life harder for the poor. A top human rights investigator is criticizing the United States for failing the poor. Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has spent the past several months visiting impoverished communities across the…
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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - June 2018. This month's INSIDER highlights the 2018 Consumer Lobby Day in Washington, DC; updates you on the latest changes to the California LifeLine discounted phone service program; gives advice on how you can use social media to complain about your customer concerns; and promotes our new Vision Action Center (which outlines the rights of consumers who purchase contact lenses and eyeglasses), among other articles. We also update readers on our latest "coalition efforts" and list the latest lawsuit settlements from our Class Action Database.

May

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  • How student debt can ruin home buying dreams. Homeownership among Americans in their 20s and 30s is hovering near a three-decade low. Just 35 percent of households headed by someone younger than 35 owned a home in 2017, down from 41 percent in…
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  • Three men charged with scamming agricultural guest workers. Federal authorities charged three Southern California men with fraud and conspiracy Thursday, saying the trio illegally charged Mexican workers for agricultural guest-worker visas, then billed them for housing and other services that are supposed to…
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  • Seattle aprueba impuesto a compañías grandes. Las mayores compañías en Seattle, como Amazon y Starbucks, tendrán que pagar un nuevo impuesto para ayudar a financiar servicios para los desamparados y viviendas de bajo costo, bajo una nueva medida...
 

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