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Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

...Wheeler.The 3-2 vote was expected to trigger industry lawsuits that could take several years to resolve. Still, consumer advocates cheered the regulations as a victory for smaller Internet-based companies which feared they would have to pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/regulators-ok-net-neutrali
After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

...their drug to federal health regulators, following a recent lobbying blitz by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates aimed at pushing it onto the market.Sprout Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday it is refiling its application for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-17/after-lobbying-push-drugma
Business, consumer advocates push legislative issues

...the clearest example of merging interests between consumer advocates and businesses is legislation to streamline the...Georgia Council on Aging.Georgia Watch and other consumer advocates have at the top of their wish list legislative approval...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-17/business-co
Ga. health exchange enrollment nears 400,000

...Georgians picking a health plan in the first month were eligible for a subsidy that would lower their monthly premiums.Consumer advocates said Wednesday that they were excited about the surge in exchange enrollment."We're ecstatic,'' said Dante...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-15/ga-health-exchange-enrol
Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

...the plan they have now on Jan. 1. But with all the changes in premiums for 2015, administration officials and consumer advocates are urging people to come back and shop."For the vast majority of people, if they stay in the same plan, I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/average-affordable-care-pr
Mobile apps still collect data on kids

...data, including a person's location and even recordings of their voice, according to privacy researchers and consumer advocates.Whether mobile app developers seek parental consent first ? as required by law ? or pass the information on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-14/mobile-apps-still-collect-
New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

...The final rules being released Tuesday include all of them.The restaurant industry, along with nutrition and consumer advocates, has said any business that sells prepared foods should be included. If a rotisserie chicken is labeled with a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-25/new-fda-rules-will-put-cal
Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

...buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight.But consumer advocates say few people will be helped relative to the...the size and scope of the wrongdoing at issue."Consumer advocates note that millions of Americans are still struggling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/bank-america-settlement-li
Georgia medicaid change delayed

...make too much money to qualify for regular Medicaid, but not enough money to pay for their health care needs.But consumer advocates have expressed concerns that the change in eligibility methods would help only people in nursing homes and institutional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-11/georgia-medicaid-change-dela
Government says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

...With packages and a la carte fees multiplying, comparison shopping for airfares is becoming more difficult, consumer advocates say.Charlie Leocha, who lobbies for passenger rights on behalf of the Consumer Travel Alliance, welcomed the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-21/government-says-airlines-s