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Protect yourself against identity theft

...card law better, but your own money is not at risk with a credit card," says Ed Mierzwinski, of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.3. Free monitoringConcerned consumers can pay an organization for credit monitoring, but the government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-03/protect-yourself-against-identity-t
Students look for ways around high book prices

...Hampton said. "This semester, I got kind of lucky."According to a 2014 survey released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group's Education Fund, college textbook costs have increased by 82 percent in the last decade and have caused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-18/students-lo
Retailers keeping tabs on consumers' return habits

...That's a basic rule of privacy practices," says Ed Mierzwinski, consumer program director at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. "Consumers should know that information is being collected about them."The retail industry says it's...

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
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Group demands no new nuke plants

...of the nation's 104 plants until safety lessons from the Japanese nuclear crisis can be absorbed.The U.S. Public Interest Research Group issued a report Tuesday citing a history of safety problems at nuclear reactors in the United States...

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

...the market," said Janice Shields of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. "This would avoid these types of unnecessary...investigators nationwide, according to the private U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The Consumer Product Safety Commission...

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

...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 holiday toys should look out for hazards such as small parts, lead contamination...

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

...evaluate the collective impact of so many varied releases. Liz Hitchcock, a public health advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said TRI data are often the only tool available to offer residents an accurate and truthful glimpse at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/14/met_473377.shtml
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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
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