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    The Food Industry on Obesity and Nutrition

    Executives of food service or production companies offered suggestions for addressing health concerns such as obesity in their marketing, emphasizing wellness in addition to convenience.…

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    Future of the Internet

    Technology experts talked about Internet infrastructure and the potential impact of broadband technology on the future of the Internet. Among the issues they addressed were principles for…

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    Obesity and Nutrition

    Mr. Willett talked about the problems of obesity and improper nutrition. Among the issues addressed were the percentage of the population affected, the medical problems associated with…

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    New Plastic Payment Products

    Participants talked about the use of debit and gift cards by retailers, restrictions placed on redeeming the cards, and consumer spending habits. Following their remarks they answered…

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    Discriminatory Lending Practices

    Officials talked about a recent report, released by the Consumer Federation of America, alleging that automobile lending practices discriminate against minorities. They claimed that dealers…

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    Federal Nutrition Guidelines

    Dr. Lawrence talked about public health and efforts to revise nutritional standards and guidelines. He said that public health should be viewed as an investment rather than a cost. He also…

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    Nutrition and Obesity: Responding as a Nation

    Panelists talked about the nation’s response to the growing problem of obesity. They also proposed initiatives and other changes designed to address the issue. Ms. Fox moderated the panel.…

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    Credit Scoring

    Experts talked about credit scoring and new protections for consumers. A credit score is a decision-making tool for lenders that predicts future credit risk. Topics included consumer awareness of…

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    High Cost of Consumer Credit

    Participants talked about consumer lending rates, the growth of personal debt, public spending habits, and banking industry practices. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

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    Issues Facing Consumers in 2005

    Mr. Harney talked about challenges facing consumers in 2005. Topics included credit cards, mortgages, and title insurance. He said that, because of legal loopholes, many lending…

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    Rising Interest Rates

    As part of a forum on consumer and credit issues, experts talked about the rising consumer interest rates. Topics included mortgage lending, consumer credit, the large amount of family…

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    Food and Drug Administration Issues

    Mr. Crawford talked about the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to ensure a safe food supply. Among the specific topics addressed were revisions of food handling and processing…

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    Consumers and Adjustable Rate Mortgages

    Mr. Brobeck discussed interest rates, lending behavior, and borrowing behavior. He noted that borrowers with the least education and market experience tend to choose variable rate…

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    Holiday Spending Survey

    Consumer advocates talked to reporters about an annual survey on holiday consumer spending predictions and the likely impact of the holiday sales season on the economy. Following their…

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    Response to Food Industry

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