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Three Years Later, San Bruno Residents Are Still Recovering From The Explosion

The Fire On a Thursday evening, Mayor Jim Ruane cuts a ribbon on the new music store that opened in downtown San Bruno. Shortly after 6 o’clock he leaves the store, looks up the hills and terrain of the city, and sees an immense ball of fire. He...
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The Inequalities Behind Access to Paid Leave

Though it might seem like common sense to provide every employee with paid time off for emergency situations, paid leave is not as common as one might think. According to new research, paid leave is even less likely for low-wage, Hispanic and...
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Should Utility Companies Disclose Their Earnings?

Sponsored by Senator Dan Brown (R-MO), the Utility Transparency and Fairness Act aims to force Missouri’s investor-owned utility companies to disclose their earnings to the public. “State utility commissions set the allowable profit that...
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What Bank of America Customers Need to Know About the CFPB Penalty

Earlier this month, the Consumers Financial Protection Bureau charged Bank Of America and FIA Card Services for billing cardholders for services they did not receive or using improper methods to sell products to consumers. Services included...
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Women’s Unemployment Increases In Spite of Job Gains

Over the years, there have been many successes for women in the workplace, particularly for younger women. Data shows that younger women are starting their careers better educated than males, are earning more money than their mothers and...
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Study Finds That Obamacare Could Lower Costs of Liability Coverage

In a recent study by the Rand Corporation titled – How Will The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Affect Liability Insurance Costs? – the authors found that the ACA will possibly affect major forms of liability insurance...
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New Bill To Require More Information Regarding Student Loans

One of the hardest things students face today is being able to afford higher education. While there are scholarships and grant programs college students can apply for, tuition and other costs more often than not outweigh the amount of free...
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New Bill Aims to Protect Californians From Data Breaches

Since the major data breach hit Target customers in mid-December 2013, there have been a lot of talks about whether or not retail companies are protecting consumer information in the best way. About 40 million individuals’ credit or debit...
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Animal Feed Additives Expected to Grow Between 2013 and 2020

According to a new research report conducted by Allied Market Research, the global animal feed additives market was valued at nearly $15 billion in 2013 and is projected to grow up to $20 billion by 2020. Due to high meat consumption all over...
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4 Reasons Why Hip and Knee Body Implants Need Warranties

There are several items that come with a warranty these days. Whether it’s a computer, a car or a phone, manufacturers tend to supply consumers with a warranty in case a product turns out faulty. It is a common and fair practice for most...
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New Ruling Will Require Rear-View Technology On All Cars By May 2018

We’ve all experienced car accidents one way or another. From harmless fender benders to life-threatening collisions, we’ve all been there or know someone who has. Backover accidents in particular have not only caused damage to...
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U.S. Consumers Are Short on Retirement Savings

Federal Reserve data shows that nearly half of American families have savings for retirement. For one, a slow recovery from a lagging economy certainly doesn’t help. However, statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that over 60...
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Consumers Get Last Minute Help Enrolling for Health Care Coverage

At about 5 a.m. this morning, SEIU – United Healthcare Workers West, opened their doors to individuals and families who have yet to sign up for health insurance. The organization is holding an “Enroll-a-thon” event in Los...
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Debt Collectors Use Unlawful Tactics Despite Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

If you’ve ever owed money, you know that getting a call from the debt collector is never fun. Debt collectors often use unorthodox methods to pressure consumers into making payments. As a result, the industry has come under increased scrutiny...
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Skepticism Surrounds Anticipated Comcast – Time Warner Cable Merger

Earlier this year it was announced that Time Warner Cable would merge with Comcast – the largest media and communications corporation. According to the Institute of Media and Communications Policy, in 2011, Comcast had over 23 million...
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