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4/19/2016
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The Takata Corp. air bag recall has become so massive that vehicle owners might wait months for repairs, which leaves many struggling to figure out how to get around in the meantime. Dealerships are paying for rental cars, but some need to be pushed into offering them...
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4/19/2016
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Across the country, the largest and best-known personal lines insurance carriers are doing battle with regulators to gain approval for large premium jumps in auto and home insurance. Most recently, consumer groups in California have urged the Department of Insurance to...
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4/17/2016
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Like many Americans, we’re enamored with the prospects for better living through technological advancements. And, like many Americans, we often bristle over government regulations and the slow speed of regulators to respond to and adapt to technological change...
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4/14/2016
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Consumer Watchdog are fighting Google's self-driving car plans, because computers are fickle and humans are dumb You’ve likely seen the footage. A Dutch man is driving his Tesla Model S on the highway, except he’s not in the driver’s seat —...
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4/12/2016
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Consumer advocates say authorities are lying to the public about potential rolling blackouts to scare them into reopening the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility.
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4/12/2016
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Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch are calling for an investigation into what they say are lies and scare tactics to try to get the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility reopened.
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4/12/2016
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Environmentalists are challenging warnings from state energy officials that low natural gas reserves resulting from the gas leak near Porter Ranch could lead to isolated blackouts this summer. A report commissioned by advocacy group Food and Water Watch and presented...
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4/12/2016
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Local advocacy groups accused state regulators Tuesday of buying in to scare tactics after a report released last week predicted 14 days of power outages and higher electricity rates in Southern California this summer if a San Fernando Valley natural gas storage...
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4/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Doctors who are on probation after being disciplined by state regulators would have to share that information with patients before providing care under a bill making its way through the state Senate. The measure, which would apply to physicians, podiatrists,...
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4/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Consumer Watchdog wants to put the brakes on removing the brakes ... and steering wheel. In comments for a NHTSA public meeting about automated vehicle technology, John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project Director, called on the National Highway Traffic...