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Recipe for Disaster

To assess one cost of not strengthening our food safety system, Consumer Federation of America, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and U.S. Public Interest Research Group studied recalls of foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from August 1, 2009, to October 2010. That study found that a wide variety of foods were recalled in the 13-month period due to contamination by Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and other bacteria.

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Q&A: WTF is up with Overdraft Changes?

I haven't been keeping a close eye on the national debate about reforming banks' outrageous overdraft fees, so when a letter arrived from my credit union this month saying something about the overdraft laws changing, my main response was... what? I

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News Release | OSPIRG | Health Care

Plan to Cut Health Care Waste Moves Ahead

This week, state officials advanced a plan to cut needless administrative paperwork -- red tape that wastes doctors’ time and adds to already unaffordable health care costs.

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Plan to cut health care waste moves ahead in Oregon

Members of the Oregon Health Policy Board approved a plan to cut health care administrative waste and save Oregonians $100 million per year in the process.

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Wall Street reforms a step in the right direction

On Wednesday, July 21, President Obama signed The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which contains the most comprehensive reforms to the American financial system since the Great Depression.

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