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NCL commends President Obama for regs on overtime and updating other labor laws

March 14, 2014
NCL is applauding President Obama for directing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to revise and update outdated, Depression-era overtime laws and tighten the loopholes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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National Consumers League Statement on FTC Investigation of Herbalife

March 12, 2014
The National Consumers League, celebrates the news that the Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation of Herbalife, one year to the day after NCL originally called for such action. 

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As Saudi Arabia Ratifies Child Labor Convention 138, the Child Labor Coalition Urges the U.S. to Ratify Now

February 28, 2014
On February 23, Saudi Arabia became the 167th country to ratify ILO Convention 138, setting the minimum age at which children in the country can work. The United States must join the world community and ratify the convention.

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Consumer group: Moderation key during National Nutrition Month

February 28, 2014
Two-thirds of Americans are currently overweight, but recent trends indicate the nation's health is getting back on track. This March, NCL will celebrate National Nutrition Month by encouraging American's to develop more healthy habits. 

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Hawaii ticketing bill an opportunity to create consumer-friendly ticket marketplace

February 12, 2014
NCL today submitted a letter to the Hawaii House of Representatives regarding HB 2012, a bill that addresses the difficulty consumers have in accessing tickets to concerts and sporting events at a fair price.

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NCL commends President for federal contractor minimum wage increase

February 12, 2014
NCL is applauding President Obama for signing an executive order to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.

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Consumer, labor, health groups call on Walgreens to end tobacco sales

February 12, 2014
The National Consumers League, Center for Science in the Public Interest and Change to Win Retail Initiatives are turning up the heat on Walgreens over selling cigarettes, following the decision by CVS Caremark to discontinue tobacco sales.

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FDA delays approval of first-ever drug treatment for low sexual desire in women

February 11, 2014
The FDA has announced a further delay to approve drugs to treat female sexual disorder. Women's groups call on FDA to restore gender equity in the treatment of sexual disorders.

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Consumer group praises CVS for leadership on reducing American tobacco use

February 6, 2014
CVS Caremark has set a new standard for the nation's chain drugstores by announcing that they will no longer sell tobacco products in their stores. 

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Script Your Future launches third annual student competition for innovations in medication adherence

February 5, 2014
The month of February marks the launch of the third annual Medication Adherence Team Challenge, a month-long inter-collegiate competition among health profession student teams and faculty for creating solutions to raise awareness about medication adherence as a critical public health issue.

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