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Retailers keeping tabs on consumers' return habits

WASHINGTON - It's not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too - or at least your merchandise returns.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-11/retailers-keeping-tabs-con
Sweat the small stuff

...the advice from the two strange bedfellows that collaborated on the report: the Ralph Nader-spawned U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the fiscally hawkish National Taxpayers Union.The advice? Spend less -- and when you do , spend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2010-11-24/sweat-small-stuff
Editorials
Group demands no new nuke plants

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A consumer and environmental advocacy group urged the Obama administration to freeze construction of new nuclear reactors and halt re-licensing of the oldest of the nation's 104 plants.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-03-29/group-demands-no-new-nuke-pl
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Recall of hair-eating doll draws mixed response

...required to test their products better before they introduce them to the market," said Janice Shields of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. "This would avoid these types of unnecessary consumer injuries." In response to about 100 reports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/08/biz_202257.shtml
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Consumer group warns about toy hazards

...plastics and lead contamination, consumer advocates warned Tuesday. These dangers were highlighted by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group in its 24th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report, the first since sweeping consumer safety legislation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/26/bus_557117.shtml
Business
Safety group issues toy warnings

WASHINGTON --- If the toy fits inside the tube from a toilet roll, it's too small for tiny tots, consumer advocates warned Tuesday. U.S. Public Interest Research Group said parents shopping for toys should look out for hazards such as small parts, lead and soft plastics.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/27/bus_501753.shtml
Business
Toxic Release Inventory data reveal increase in emissions

Industries in Richmond County have reported more than 14 million pounds of toxic releases to air and water during 2006, the most recent complete year covered in the federal Toxic Release Inventory.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/14/met_473377.shtml
Metro | International Paper
Focusing on your credit report

...LaTina Emerson at (706) 823-3227 or latina.emerson@augustachronicle.com. CORRECTING AN ERROR The U.S. Public Interest Research Group said that nearly 80 percent of credit reports contain some type of error. People with common last names...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2008-03-23/focusing-yo
Local Business | Business
Tools added to arsenal to battle identity theft

NEW YORK - Three years ago, Michael Steiner got a call from a bank asking him to confirm he had applied for a $20,000 personal loan. He hadn't, but someone using his name was seeking that money.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/12/fin_69209.shtml
Finance
Bush creates questions on alternative fuel funds

AIKEN - Hydrogen stole the show in 2003, when President Bush hyped the gas during his State of the Union address as a replacement fuel for automobiles.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/02/met_52167.shtml
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