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Under new SEC rule, public companies will have to reveal CEO vs worker pay gap

CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity actually is in publicly traded companies.
Protect yourself against identity theft

Here are five ways you can avoid becoming a victim of identity theft - even if your data has been compromised.
Students look for ways around high book prices

As college textbook prices continue to rise, students are trying alternative, cost-saving methods to purchase course material.
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.
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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.
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...
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...
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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...
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.
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.
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