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  • Cari Meyers, Puppy Mill Project founder

    Cari Meyers, Puppy Mill Project founder
    She ran her own special events company for 20 years, sold vintage jewelry, studied theater in college. But, Cari Meyers says, "This part of my life is far more exciting." Meyers is the president of The Puppy Mill Project, a nonprofit she founded in 2009...
  • Company says no more GMO ingredients in Smart Balance spreads

    Smart Balance says it will change the ingredients in its butter-like spreads to make sure they include no genetically modified organisms. “I’ve been in the food industry for 35 years. I have never seen a consumer issue come on this fast,&...
  • In Short Session, Quality Of Life Issues Expected To Dominate

    In Short Session, Quality Of Life Issues Expected To Dominate
    In recent years, Connecticut lawmakers have pursued groundbreaking public policy initiatives, such as repealing the death penalty, placing controversial new restrictions on gun owners and enacting the nation's first law mandating paid sick days. But...
  • Hybrid hype?

     
    A Denver Post editorial: Independent tests showing some hybrid vehicles get far fewer miles per gallon than advertised is a consumer issue that has significant public policy implications....At issue are recent auto tests conducted by the venerable...
  • Wish list for new director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Wish list for new director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    To: Richard Cordray, Director Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dear Mr. Cordray: First, congratulations on your appointment to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Unless the banking interests have their way, your appointment is expected...
  • Consumers stand to make a few gains from legislative session

    Let's turn to baseball to sum up the Maryland legislative session's impact on consumers: It had a few singles but no home runs. "We made a lot of progress on some really critical issues," says Marceline White, executive director of the Maryland...
  • A Q&A on genetically-modified foods

    A Q&A on genetically-modified foods
    In Wednesday's Tribune, we look at genetically modified foods and those trying to get them labeled as such or pulled from stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. The subject of genetically modified crops is full of passionate voices on both...
  • Gansler's office email points to problem with Public Information Act

    Gansler's office email points to problem with Public Information Act
    The report that a lawyer in Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's office sent an email and left a voicemail message suggesting that the state should act quickly on a request from someone who claimed to be an important political supporter of the lawyer's...
  • Shoppers seek gas savings at the supermarket

    Shoppers seek gas savings at the supermarket
    Faith E. Wachter doesn't normally spend as much as $17 on shampoo in a single shopping trip. But by stocking up on haircare products recently, the Ellicott City resident saved more than $4 on gasoline for her car — and just in time for a drive to...
  • Florida coalition, including Justin Bieber, works to combat texting and driving

    Florida coalition, including Justin Bieber, works to combat texting and driving
    Florida remains in the minority of states where it is still legal - not to mention simple - to text, surf the Web or make a call on your cell phone while driving. But an unlikely group of like-minded individuals – including pop star Justin Bieber, a...
  • Alan Mark Silbergeld, consumer advocate

    Alan Mark Silbergeld, a retired Consumer Union attorney and consumer advocate who was an aficionado of vocal music, died Friday of complications from lymphoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Homeland resident was 72. "He was a leading consumer advocate on...