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06/02/2011
Blog Post

There's something wrong when the average student spends $900 per year on textbooks. For years textbook companies have used unfair business practices to artificially inflate textbook prices - it's outrageous.

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05/01/2011
Report

Our nation faces unprecedented fiscal challenges, as the commitments we’ve made now and into the future far outpace our fiscal capacity. Congress, the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and citizens across the country must grapple with very difficult decisions about how we can put our fiscal house in order.

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04/22/2011
Blog Post

There are lots of ways to help the environment today (and every day).

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04/12/2011
Report

A survey of more than 350 bank branches reveals that fewer than half of branches obeyed their legal duty to fully disclose fees to prospective customers, while one in four provided no fee information at all. The report also includes a shopping guide, which will compare banking options, direct consumers to free and low-cost checking choices, and provide a list of fees that consumers should look out for when picking a bank.

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PIRG In The News

Indiana Daily Student

High textbook prices have caused junior and sociology major Kate Lavery to struggle in her classes.

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Wisconsin State Journal

Move over, Bucky.

Two mascots will be on the UW-Madison campus Thursday to call for lower textbook prices.

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The Nation

When Representative Luis Gutiérrez, a liberal member of the House Financial Services Committee, heard over the weekend that President Obama had nominated Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he wasn’t sure what to think. Not because he was unsure about Cordray’s record—Gutiérrez just didn’t know who he was.

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Orlando Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE –Three non-partisan groups joined the growing chorus of groups that are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to reject changes that Gov. Rick Scott approved to Florida’s voting laws.

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