Posts Tagged 'Consumer'

Shawn Aiken – New Jersey Divests from Payday Lending

When Phyllis Salowe-Kaye learned that the New Jersey State Investment Council (NJSIC) had invested 50 million state pension dollars with a private equity firm that used some of the funds to purchase a predatory payday lender, she went through the proverbial roof. The longtime executive director of New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) quickly assembled a powerful coalition of consumer protection and civil rights advocates and began applying pressure on the commission to sell its stake in the firm. Payday lending ...

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Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y’s income

The full scale of the financial rout facing millennials is revealed today in exclusive new data that points to a perfect storm of factors besetting an entire generation of young adults around the world.

A combination of debt, joblessness, globalisation, demographics and rising house prices is depressing the incomes and prospects of millions of young people across the developed world, resulting in unprecedented inequality between generations.

A Guardian investigation into the prospects of millennials – those born between 1980 and the mid-90s, ...

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12 Toxic Compounds Hiding In This One Thing You Use Every Single Day

There is one “necessity” in every house that most people don’t give much thought to. Certainly not to the ingredients. You probably have a favorite brand or you might switch between three or four brands; perhaps you just buy whatever is on sale, many people do. But regardless of which brand you buy or how much it costs one thing remains, it is probably full of toxic chemicals.

Would you ever consider washing your hair with formaldehyde? Anti-freeze? Or engine degreaser? ...

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James Lyons-Weiler – The Pharma Bulls are Loose, and it’s the End of American Democracy

A free and open market is a conservative’s dream. Laissez-faire policies mean freedom of markets to explore, and evolve. Competition, the argument goes, drives innovation, and innovation means better goods and services for consumers. The natural checks and balances of supply & demand provide brakes on runaway aggregation of wealth, and all stakeholders – including investors, workers, consumers, producers – can live in a naturally harmonious system. Sure, there are losers, but that’s because there are winners – and the ...

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Ethan A. Huff – Former congressman blows whistle on how Republican party strong-armed members into approving massive prescription drug profit program for Big Pharma

Today’s Republican Party, to put it bluntly, is a joke. The so-called party of conservatism has lost its way, and former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo has decided to part ways and become an Independent, a decision that largely hinges on what he says is rampant and unapologetic corruption by Republicans in constantly pushing the special interest agenda of the pharmaceutical industry.

In a recent op-ed piece for Breitbart, Tancredo bares all on how he and other members of Congress were threatened into ...

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These 10 States Account for a Whopping 78% in Sales of Organic Food

Consumer awareness and environmental concerns seem to be driving the country’s organic lifestyle trend. Photo credit: USDA

California makes up the biggest slice of the country’s organic market with a stunning $2.2 billion in sales (41 percent of the national total), trouncing second place Washington’s $515 million in sales, according to the latest Organic Survey from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

These 10 states alone represent a whopping 78 percent of U.S. organic sales in 2014, according to the NASS.

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Facts You Need To Know About Home Radiation – Edward F. Group

There is no doubt that home electronics have made our lives more convenient, more entertaining, and have helped us to stay better connected with those we love. Devices likemicrowaves and blenders have made food preparation quick and simple. Other home electronics, like televisions and DVD players, have greatly enhanced our ability to entertain ourselves. Cell phones help us to communicate with family members, and many people have forgone their landline ...

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