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Costco receives high marks from consumer advocate

...deep discounts.But shoppers will soon notice a difference, predicts Clark Howard, host of Atlanta's popular consumer-advocate radio program, The Clark Howard Show ."The quality of the merchandise is much higher, and Costco attracts a...
Ga. insurance faux pas

...of Georgia's new insurance consumer advocate law have just come in. This...powers by creating an insurance consumer advocate (to be appointed by the governor...effect, renders some of the consumer advocate office useless. Lawmakers...
Recall of hair-eating doll draws mixed response

...government-industry cooperation. But a consumer advocate complained that the doll never...products. Ms. Shields, the consumer advocate, said the experience with," said Brown, a former consumer advocate. "I think that's a drastic...
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New rules might not lower bills

...better," said Mark Cooper, spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America, which represents state and local consumer advocate groups. Deregulation in Georgia officially starts Nov. 1, but customers already are experiencing some of its effects...
Big Biz overwhelming, but smart consumers still have a voice

...than lousy service. I haven't taken a survey myself, but I sense customer service isn't what it used to be. Consumer advocate Clark Howard likes to call it "customer no-service." And he's not far off the mark.As businesses get bigger...
Consumer advocate's Car Book rates 1997 models

WASHINGTON - Safety is one of the most important considerations for people shopping for new cars, says Jack Gillis, spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America and author of The Car Book. The 224-page annual car-buying guide, released Tuesday, rates the 1997 model cars rolling into automobile showrooms on several criteria, including crash safety, fuel economy, repair and insurance costs, warranties, safety features and complaint history. The greatest weight is given to crash-test performance.
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Recovered funds rise for Aiken County consumers from consumer advocate

COLUMBIA --- Aiken County consumers received 20 percent more money in the form of recovered costs from the state's consumer affairs agency last fiscal year than in the previous 12 months and saw 30 percent more resolutions to complaints they filed.
Braves rename cheap seats Turner Field, where 186 seats regularly cost only $1, will be named the Clark Howard Skyline Seats after the consumer advocate and nationally syndicated radio call-in show. Howard works for WSB-AM in Atlanta and also appears on WSB-TV...
Bill would limit proposed insurance advocate the Senate last week. The consumer advocate measure is part of Gov. Mr. Barnes, the proposed consumer advocate would work out of the governor's...without any involvement by the consumer advocate, I think that will be fine...
State Farm agrees to cap rate increase

...The company initially requested an overall rate increase of nearly 27 percent, but agreed to a lower amount after Consumer Advocate Elliott Elam Jr. took the issue to an administrative law judge Monday. Elam said State Farm already had raised...