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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 →


It’s bad science to give out incomplete covid-19 vaccine study results by press release, consumer group says

Pfizer and BioNTech said Monday that the first interim analysis of data from phase 3 of the companies’ experimental covid-19 vaccine shows that it’s more than 90 percent effective. Until FDA reviews trial results, enthusiasm for the interim must be tempered. Read more →


Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to 3 criminal charges for opioid sales, but attorneys general and consumer groups say it’s not enough

Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion. The agreement doesn’t include the criminal release of the company’s executives or owners Read more →


Justice Department and some states file antitrust lawsuit against Google for search dominance

The U.S. Department of Justice, along with 11 states, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Google for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search services and search advertising in violation of the U.S. antitrust laws. Read more →