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Green auto program launched by Consumer Reports to help people buy cleaner cars

Consumer Reports is launching Green Choice, an initiative to make information about auto emissions more accessible to consumers. It will use a green leaf icon to designate cars and trucks in its ratings that produce among the lowest amount of greenhouse gases and smog-forming emissions. Read more →


Some auto insurance companies quoted higher premiums to drivers with lower-paying jobs and less education, investigation shows

Drivers with less education and lower-paying jobs may end up paying more for auto insurance compared to consumers with identical driving records who have advanced degrees or job titles that come with higher pay. Read more →


Most consumers still don’t know their rights on funeral costs

Only one-quarter of consumers surveyed know that funeral homes are required to provide price quotes over the phone and an itemized price list at the funeral home. Only 5 percent of consumers are aware that funeral homes are required to accept a casket provided by the bereaved without charging a handling fee. Read more →


Watch out for dangerous toys this holiday season and during pandemic times

Children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards because they are likely to be at home more due to the pandemic, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund warns. It can be a difficult task, trying to keep kids of different ages busy with safe activities they can perform without supervision. Read more →


Predatory lenders will take advantage of new federal rule allowing higher interest rates, consumer group says

The True Lender Rule, which questions the power of state governments to regulate interest rate limits, will unleash predatory lending in 50 states. The rule, approved by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, would protect predatory, nonbank lenders from state enforcement. Read more →