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    President Obama Signing Chemical Safety Bill

    President Obama signed into law H.R. 2576, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” which modernizes the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. In…

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    Proposed Payday Loan Regulations

    Nick Bourke talked by video from Philadelphia about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s newly-announced payday loan rule aimed at ending “debt traps” for consumers,…

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    Home Appliance Energy Efficiency

    Leaders of organizations representing manufacturers and the Department of Energy were among the witnesses testifying at a hearing on current and future energy consumption regulations for…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines open for viewer responses to the question, “Do payday loans need more regulation?” Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone, previewed the…

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    Daily Fantasy Sports Industry

    Fantasy sports business leaders, law professors, and trade association officials testified at a hearing on the daily fantasy sports industry. They discussed legal issues, consumer…

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    Credit Card Chip Technology

    Consumer advocates and representatives from the credit card industry discussed credit card security and the transition to chip technology. “The Chip Card Transition: Six Months Later…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray testified about his agency’s semiannual report. Mr. Cordray also addressed the agency’s creation,…

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    Consumer Protection and the Economy

    Consumer activists, government officials and technology leaders at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2016 conference talked about the benefits and risks of the “sharing…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Richard Cordray testified at a hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) semi-annual report. In questioning from committee members, Mr. Cordray repeatedly…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    Auto industry representatives and technology experts testified at a hearing about ongoing efforts to develop self-driving cars and the potential benefits for consumers. They also…

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    FCC News Conference on Cable Box Purchases

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler met with reporters following a meeting in which commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of allowing consumers to buy cable set-top boxes…

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    Cable Set-Top Box Purchases

    The Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting on proposed rule changes that would allow consumers to buy cable set-top boxes instead of renting them from cable…

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    Consumer Freedom of Expression Online

    Panelists talked about issues facing consumer freedom of expression online, specifically the tactics businesses use to silence critical reviews. Speakers included attorneys from…

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    Communicators with Gary Shapiro

    Consumer Technology Association (CTA) president Gary Shapiro talked about the latest technology issues in Congress and society and also his organization’s annual consumer electronics…

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    Internet of Things and Privacy

    Google’s chief cconomist, Twitter’s former chief counsel, and government regulators talked about consumer electronics, privacy, and security. This panel, “Big Data,…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Data Collection

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) mass collection of consumer data related to private financial transactions. Topics of…

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    Digital Security

    Experts and officials talked about cybersecurity concerns facing individuals and small businesses and steps that could be taken in everyday life to enhance digital security. Short…

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    Beer Industry Proposed Merger

    Representatives of the brewing industry and antitrust experts testified at a hearing on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed acquisition of SABMiller.

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    Email Privacy Act

    Government officials and a representative from Google testified at a hearing on the Email Privacy Act, which would require the federal government to provide a warrant when asking companies…

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    Mobile Payment Security

    Officials from PayPal and Samsung and legal experts testified at a hearing on security concerns with mobile payments.

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