On Friday, January 10, new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules will go into effect that will help protect homeowners and homebuyers from the mortgage abuses that led to the housing crisis.
A review of data from the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration and Census Bureau for America’s 100 most populous urbanized areas – which are home to over half of the nation’s population – shows that the decline in per-capita driving has taken place in a wide variety of regions. From 2006 to 2011, the average number of miles driven per resident fell in almost three-quarters of America’s largest urbanized areas for which up-to-date and accurate data are available. Most urbanized areas have also seen increases in public transit use and bicycle commuting and decreases in the share of households owning a car.
The 2013 Trouble in Toyland report is the 28th annual INPIRG survey of toy safety. In this report, INPIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards.
PIRG In The News
In response to recent coverage of data breaches, INPIRG offers the following tips for consumers
"Thanks to the complaints database, consumers who get ripped off or misled by their banks can make their voices heard and get satisfaction," said Alec Sprague, a federal advocate for INPIRG. "Other consumers can view the public database and make smarter, more informed financial choices. By providing a roadmap for navigating the tricks and traps of the financial marketplace, this database is another way the (bureau) gets real results for consumers."
The Indiana Public Interest Research Group, or INPIRG, unveiled its new campaign “So, you need health insurance. Now what?” at a press conference Thursday. “A student no longer has to face the situation I did,” Thompson said. “It is now possible for a student to receive affordable and even government-subsidized health care.”
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