CA News & Special Reports Archive

2012

September

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - September 2012.
    The September issue of Consumer Action INSIDER features stories about emerging privacy issues, how to avoid trouble when booking hotels online, the way we evaluate our training programs and an event to mark the first anniversary of the federal consumer watchdog, the CFPB.

2011

July

29
  • Consumer Action INSIDER – August 2011.
    The August issue of Consumer Action INSIDER carries news of the organization's activities, including financial empowerment efforts, our upcoming 40th anniversary celebration, and the recipients of a new round of MoneyWi$e mini grants. In Hotline Chronicles, we answer a question about moving out-of-state with a Section 8 voucher.

June

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April

29
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - May 2011.
    The May 2011 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER brings you news of our activities. Among other news, we were awarded a $1 million grant from HUD, we joined an amicus brief in the Viacom v. YouTube case, and we started a new series to highlight the great services we have available on the Web.

March

31
  • Consumer Action Insider - April 2011.
    This issue of Consumer Action INSIDER features stories on our new WirelessED education initiative, a moving "hostage situation," a Vermont lawsuit over prescription drug privacy and the important legacy of New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, among other articles.

February

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - February 2011.
    This issue of Consumer Action INSIDER features stories about some of our new projects, a report on the complaints we received last year and the tale of a fellow who failed to notice an increase in his minimum credit card payment and was made to pay for the oversight.

2010

December

28
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - January 2011.
    The January 2011 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER offers a recap of a banner year for consumer protections, a look at our privacy work and a consumer's experience with bogus "debt collectors."
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  • Consumer Action Insider - December 2010.
    This issue of Consumer Action INSIDER includes stories about our first annual Financial Empowerment Conference, the outcome of a service grant we received from the Taproot Foundation and a consumer's experience with a "free trial" that was anything but free.

November

  • Consumer Action Insider - November 2010.
    This issue of Consumer Action INSIDER includes stories about a lawsuit that is challenging class action prohibitions in consumer contracts, legislation to give student loan debtors the right to file bankruptcy, outreach efforts around housing and credit cards, and scams targeting to people looking for love on the Internet.

September

  • Consumer Action INSIDER - September 2010.
    The September issue of INSIDER contains articles on the recent activities of Consumer Action and its staff. This month we share stories about the awardees in our mini-grants program, a fraud we uncovered in the Chinese speaking community in San Francisco and our training activities in the Lone Star state, among other news.

2009

January

30
  • 2008-2009 Winter Issue: Dealing With Debt.
    The Dealing With Debt Issue of Consumer Action News focuses on the current state of indebtedness in the U.S. and how consumers can take charge and avoid long-term financial damage.

2006

December

12
  • Winter 2006: Housing Report.
    Consumer Action News takes an in-depth look at some important housing topics, including predatory lending, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan reform and the controversial "exotic" mortgages as well as stories to help people consider whether they should buy a home or continue to rent, and whether to sell or rent their homes if they have to move.
 

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