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Beat High Bank Fees

Banks rely on consumer indifference when they raise fees. They count on consumers not shopping around. PIRG’s Big Banks, Bigger Fees reports routinely find that small banks and credit unions are not following the big banks’ lead; they still offer many free or low cost accounts.

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Unfriendly Skies

Here’s a quick roundup of your rights concerning flight delays, cancellations, and what to do if the airline loses your bag. If the company fails to respond promptly, file a complaint with the DOT at http://www.dot.gov/airconsumer/file-consumer-complaint

SOPA & PIPA Resource Page

PIPA and SOPA seek to fundamentally change how consumers use, share, and create content on the World Wide Web. Buried under layers of technical and legal jargon, are important changes that will impact millions of American Internet users.

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Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water

In the United States, 49 million Americans receive their drinking water from surface sources located within 50 miles of an active nuclear power plant. In California, 2.3 million residents depend on drinking water sources within 50 miles of our two nuclear power plants. 

Making the Right Call

CALPIRG Education Fund releases new cell phone shoppers’ guide offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone.

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The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is threatening the effectiveness of lifesaving antibiotics. Call on the state Legislature to ban the mass distribution of antibiotics to livestock.

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