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07/30/2012
News Release

Boston, MA—Financial reforms enacted in response to the financial meltdown remain popular with voters, a new opinion poll by Lake Research Partners shows. With just one year of work under its belt, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a strong record of successes for consumers despite facing constant unfounded political attacks.

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07/27/2012
Report

In this report, we find that in 2011, over $1.28 billion in taxpayer subsidies went to junk food ingredients, bringing the total to a staggering $18.2 billion since 1995. To put that figure in perspective, $18.2 billion is enough to buy 2.9 billion Twinkies every year - 21 for every single American taxpayer. 

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07/27/2012
News Release

Federal subsidies for commodity crops are subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup, enough to pay for 21 Twinkies per taxpayer every year, according to U.S. PIRG’s new report, Apples to Twinkies 2012. Meanwhile, limited subsidies for fresh fruits and vegetables would buy half of an apple per taxpayer.

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07/24/2012
News Release

“The good news today is that students have one tool to help keep skyrocketing student loan debt in check.  

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The Daily Targum

A woman with two children of her own and four foster children came into a church looking for food and clothing, because the foster system did not give her enough money to support her family.

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The UNC Mirror

Given Colorado’s unpredictable political turnout in past presidential elections, it has been classified as a swing state this year and one that has the potential to help decide the White House’s occupant for the next four years. Oct 9 marked the deadline for Colorado residents to register for this year’s election

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The Oregonian

Escalating medical and prescription drug costs have given Regence BlueCross BlueShield executives little choice but to raise rates an average 9.6 percent for people who buy their own insurance, an executive told Oregon insurance regulators Monday.

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ENews Park Forest

WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--August 2 - The Top 5 “dark money” spenders on presidential election ads have reported less than 1% of their spending to the FEC, which is all that is required by the agency’s insufficient standards, according to a new report analyzing the latest campaign filings.

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