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    Synthetic Drugs

    The Cato Institute held a discussion on the rise of synthetic or “designer” drugs. The panelists focused on strategies to address consumer demand.

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    A Senate committee hearing was held to obtain an update on the recall of defective automobile airbags manufactured by Takata and the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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    Takata Airbag Recall

    David Shepardson talked about the latest in a consumer recall involving Takata airbags, which affects nearly 34 million vehicles. He also discussed the health of the U.S. auto…

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    Internal Revenue Service Data Theft

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George testified on the recent data theft that compromised the private information…

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on concerns that air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata could deploy too forcefully, thus spraying metal fragments inside the vehicle. In May…

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    Communicators with Gene Kimmelman and Harold Furchtgott-Roth

    Gene Kimmelman and Harold Furchtgott-Roth talked about the proposed merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks and what it would mean for U.S. media,…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight, Part 2

    Consumer and industry advocates testified at a hearing on the effectiveness of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)'s regulations and voluntary safety standards for…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight, Part 1

    Members of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) testified at a hearing on the effectiveness of the CPSC’s regulations and voluntary safety standards.

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    Financial Data Security

    Banking and retail industry group officials testified at a hearing on financial data security issues. The witnesses answered questions on such issues as protection of consumer data and…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Legislation

    Kevin Cirilli talked by remote video from Capitol Hill about legislation before the House that day that would require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to employ advisory…

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    New Payday Loan Rules

    Carter Dougherty talked about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed regulation of the payday loan industry. The new rules would target loans of $100 to $500 with…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about progress made protecting American consumers since he signed Wall Street Reform into law five years ago, including a new…

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    President Obama Remarks on Consumer Protection and the Economy

    President Obama talked about consumer protection and the economy during an address at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama. He outlined new steps by the Consumer…

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    Federal Tax Code

    Daniel Mitchell talked about the federal tax code, proposals to reform it, and the Internal Revenue Service’s annual list of potential tax filing scams. A video clip was shown of…

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Misson

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind talked about the agency’s mission and his commitment to protect all drivers. He spoke at Consumer…

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    Consumer Privacy and Security

    Legal experts talked about the digital age and consumer privacy, and the challenges of rapidly changing technology. Topics included the values that should underlie the digital world,…

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    Secretary Thomas Perez Remarks on Consumer issues

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez delivered a keynote address at Consumer Assembly 2015, an annual conference hosted by the Consumer Federation of America on consumer issues, policy reforms, and…

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    Investigative Journalism and Consumers

    Journalists talked about the importance of investigative journalism for consumers. Panelists included reporters from Yahoo! News, ABC News, the {Wall Street Journal and…

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    Tax Scam Protection

    Federal and state-level tax, revenue, and justice officials testified on some of the scams being used against taxpayers during the 2015 tax-filing season. The scams ranged from…

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    Rise in Subprime Loans

    Annamaria Andriotis talked by uplink from New York City about The Wall Street Journal's new report on the large increase in the issuing of subprime loans in 2014, which are given to those…

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