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News Story
3/6/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The following information was released by Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill: U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill this week pushed leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on a bill that would help protect consumers at the gas pump. McCaskill, in a letter to Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye and Ranking Member Ted...
News Story
3/6/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Companies, Governments Accused of Exaggerating Eco-friendliness As interest in green issues reaches a white-hot pitch, government and industry are jumping on the sustainability bandwagon, touting "natural," "biodegradable" and "environmentally friendly" practices and products. Often, the claims are true. But sometimes...
News Story
3/4/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
No matter how high gas prices soar this summer, consumer advocates believe California drivers could save up to a dime per gallon if service stations were required to dispense gasoline at a constant temperature. The state is studying whether to do so. Industry groups counter that the price of retrofitting gas pumps would be exorbitant and the cost...
News Release
3/3/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
U.S. Price Also Near Record; Group Demands Curbs on Speculation, Action on Oil Subsidies Santa Monica, CA -- Spiking gasoline prices are pushing through state and national records, months shy of their usual peak, said the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), while oil profits head toward new highs. FTCR called on Congress today to...
News Story
2/28/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
I don't know diddly about how the oil industry legally siphons billions in profits from captive customers while the nation's oil-based economy teeters near calamity, but my ignorance never stopped me from having an opinion. In Northwest Arkansas, where the cost of gas and diesel fuel ranks first in the state, gasoline prices had skyrocketed from $...
News Story
2/26/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Last year, six million letters bearing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's name and official state seal went out to Californians. The missives, sent by a direct-mail company called Senior Direct Inc., were pitch letters, urging many low- and middle-income residents to buy long-term care insurance to cover any future nursing home bills. So, more states...
News Story
2/24/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
As the price of oil jumped above $100 per barrel last week, pundits were falling over themselves to come up with explanations for the price spike. Maybe it was that oil-refinery explosion in Texas, they said. Or maybe it's because Venezuela is about to cut off oil shipments to the United States. Or maybe it's because OPEC is going to slash...
News Story
2/20/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The price of crude rises $4.51 to a closing record of $100.01 as commodities rally The petroleum world produced a record Tuesday, which was bad news for consumers. Frenzied trading sent crude oil surging above $100 a barrel -- to $100.01 -- the highest closing price ever for oil on the New York commodities market, making it likely that gas prices...
News Story
2/20/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Higher costs feared for gas, other goods The price of crude oil closed above $100 a barrel for the first time yesterday, raising the specter of higher prices for gasoline, food, plastics and an array of other goods. Crude oil for March delivery jumped $4.51, or 4.7 percent, to close at $100.01 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. "My initial...
News Story
2/18/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
It seemed inevitable only two years ago that Health Net Inc. would meet the same fate as California's other publicly held health insurers: being swallowed by an out-of-state competitor. Rumors swirled that Aetna Inc. might be a suitor, but the Woodland Hills managed care provider ultimately chose independence over consolidation. It must be...