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Safest Family on the Block offers big sweepstakes with valuable safety prizes

Safest Family on the Block, an organization dedicated to helping parents run a safe and secure household, is offering a sweepstakes. You could win $500 worth of family safety resources, communication tools, and gear. One lucky winner will receive books, first aid and tool kits, and AAA membership. Read more →


Federal court rules that USDA didn’t consider worker safety when it eliminated limits on line speeds in pork plants

A federal district court in Minneapolis has ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture acted unlawfully when it eliminated limits on the speeds at which plants run their slaughter lines without considering the increased risk of injury to plant workers. Read more →


Consumer Reports recommendations on specific products to be easily available to consumers before they buy autos, other products in new program

Consumer Reports is launching CR Recommended, a program to bring Consumer Reports recommendations easily to consumers before they buy autos and other products. When consumers shop online, at a dealership, or in a store, they’ll see a “CR Recommended” mark for products. Read more →


Big Tech jumps to No. 1 in lobbying, campaign contributions

Facebook and Amazon are now the two biggest corporate lobbying spenders in the country. Big Tech has bypassed Big Oil and Big Tobacco, two historically big federal lobbying spenders, with Amazon and Facebook having spent nearly twice as much as Exxon and Philip Morris on lobbying in 2020. Read more →


Pandemic safety measures fought by meatpacking industry, analysis shows

The meatpacking industry resisted the few attempts by the Trump administration to stop the spread of coronavirus in meatpacking plants last spring, according to documents obtained by Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to a FOIA request. Read more →


Federal and state agencies close down huge charity fraud operation

Two companies that operated a massive phone operation that placed 1.3 billion deceptive fundraising charity calls to 67 million consumers have agreed to settle charges by the FTC and states. The defendants collected more than $110 million using mostly illegal robocall solicitations.  Read more →


It’s National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week is a time to understand your consumer rights and take a look at whether you’re making well-informed decisions about money. Here are some activities and resources offered by the Federal Trade Commission for National Consumer Protection Week or NCPW: Read more →


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 →